Kickstart Kale and Grains Bowl
Once you start making salad bowls, you'll fall in love with them! Here's one to get you started.
Makes 3 Servings
In three bowls, arrange approximately equal amounts of the quinoa or rice, kale or spinach, sweet potato, black beans, and bell pepper.
Drizzle on the dressing of your choice. Note: If using raw kale, it’s useful to break it down by massaging it. After tearing the leaves from the stalk, sprinkle them with salt and use your hands to rub and "massage" them for a minute or two. Alternatively, you can steam the leaves for just a minute to soften.
In a blender, combine the mango, hemp, lime juice or vinegar, shallots or green onion, mustard, salt, pepper, 1⁄4 cup of the water, and 1 tablespoon of the nectar or syrup. Puree until very smooth.
Taste, and add the remaining 2 to 3 tablespoons water to thin (if desired) and the remaining 1 tablespoon nectar or syrup, to taste.
If you'd like to pair this dressing with some spicy foods or add an extra punch of flavor, try adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro or basil while pureeing.
Per serving (bowl with mango-hemp dressing)
Protein: 17 g
Carbohydrate: 79 g
Sugar: 11.8 g
Total Fat: 3.5 g
Calories from Fat: 7.5%
Fiber: 18 g
Sodium: 426 mg
Per 2-tablespoon serving (dressing only)
Protein: 1 g
Carbohydrates: 5 g
Sugar: 4 g
Total Fat: 1 g
Calories from Fat: 28%
Fiber: 1 g
Sodium: 155 mg