The Vegan Power Bowl

Great as a salad or as a side dish. Power it does give! It was my first time making tahini sauce… I will try again to get it perfect. Keep on tasting and adjusting it to your own liking. That seems to work for me 😉 -enjoy-

Ingredients
Lemon Quinoa

1 1/2 Cups Quinoa rinsed
Water check the package
Juice + Zest of 1/2 Lemon
Generous Pinch Sea Salt

Garlicky Broccoli

5-6 Cups Broccoli Florets
2 Cloves Garlic minced
Drizzle Olive Oil
1/2 Tsp Salt
Fresh Cracked Black Pepper

Salt and Pepper Chickpeas

1 15 oz Can Chickpeas
Drizzle Olive Oil
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Paprika
Lots of Fresh Cracked Black Pepper

Green Tahini Sauce

1/3 Cup Tahini
1/3 Cup Water
1 Clove Garlic sliced
2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Juice from 2 Limes
1/4 Jalapeño ribs and seeds removed
1/4 Tsp Salt
Fresh Cracked Black Pepper

Optional Toppings

Hemp or Sesame Seeds
Sliced Avocado
Chili Flakes

Instructions

Lemony Quinoa

Add the quinoa, water, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt to a pot. Stir, and then bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling, reduce to low heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until quinoa is cooked. When done, fluff with a fork.

Broccoli and Chickpeas

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Wash and dry your broccoli florets. In a bowl, mix the broccoli, olive oil, minced garlic, and salt and pepper until all florets are evenly coated.

Rinse and dry your chickpeas. In a bowl, mix chickpeas, oil, salt, pepper, and paprika until they’re all evenly coated.

On a sheet pan lined with parchment paper (or a silpat), bake your broccoli and chickpeas for 25 minutes, or until broccoli is tender but still firm.

Green Tahini Sauce

In a blender, add all sauce ingredients and blend on high until everything is smooth and creamy. Taste, and adjust seasoning to your preference. For extra heat, add in a pinch of cayenne. For extra tang, add in more lime juice.

Putting It All Together

Assemble your bowls – add in the layer of quinoa first. Top with broccoli and chickpeas, then drizzle with the tahini sauce. Add on hemp or sesame seeds (or both!) and any other toppings you like.

Serve warm and enjoy!

 

 

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