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grain bowl with farro, butternut squash noodles, and fresh herbs

Veggie Grain Bowl

Nisha Vora
Pair your favorite meal-prepped grain with some veggies, toss in dried fruit for chewiness, nuts and seeds for crunchiness, and herbs for freshness. Bring the grain bowl together with a vinaigrette or sauce. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

GRAINS (1 - 1 1/2 cups)

  • Farro
  • Quinoa
  • Brown rice
  • Millet
  • Wild rice
  • Barley

VEGGIES (as much as you want)

  • Roasted vegetables (cauliflower, winter squash, rutabaga, broccoli, carrots, etc.)
  • Steamed vegetables (broccoli, asparagus, bok choy, etc.)
  • Raw vegetables (bell peppers, shredded carrots or cabbage, cherry tomatoes, etc.)

CHEWY (2-4 tablespoons)

  • Dried apricots
  • Golden raisins
  • Currants
  • Medjool Dates
  • Goji berries
  • Dried cherries or cranberries

CRUNCHY (2-4 tablespoons)

  • Hemp seeds
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Pistachios
  • Peanuts
  • Sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds

FRESH HERBS (1 handful)

  • Flat-leaf parsley
  • Basil
  • Dill
  • Cilantro

DRESSING

  • Oil-Free Tahini Dressing
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette

Instructions
 

  • Layer your grains into a large bowl. Top with veggies of choice, add your crunchy and chewy elements, top with fresh herbs and toss to combine. Top with one of the dressing options below, or your favorite sauce or dressing.
  • Oil-Free Tahini Dressing: Whisk together 2 tablespoons tahini, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, salt & pepper to taste, and water to thin out the dressing.
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette: Whisk together 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup, and salt & pepper to taste 
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