RECIPE: Summer [Vegan] Rainbow Bowl

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Ingredients:

1 bag of Trader Joe’s Ancient Grains mix (or 1 1/2 cups of your favorite grain)
1 can of black beans
1/2 head of purple cabbage
1 yellow bell pepper
1 bunch of dark leafy greens (red leaf lettuce is perfect)
1/2 bunch of cilantro
1 cup of cashews (or your favorite nut)
olive oil
salt + pepper to taste
old bay seasoning to taste
optional toppings: feta, balsamic vinegar, salsa verde, aquafaba mayo (recipe here)

Directions:

Cook the ancient grains according to the instructions on the bag (substitute vegan butter)

While the grains are cooking, chop pepper and lettuce in to bite-sized pieces. Slice the purple cabbage in thin strips and finely chop the cilantro.

When the grains are finished cooking, remove from heat and add the can of [drained] beans to heat. Season with salt + pepper to taste.

Heat a glug of olive oil in a shallow pan on medium-high heat and add the cashews. Season with salt, pepper, and old bay (or a dash of cayenne for some added heat) until just browned and crunchy. Remove from heat.

Toss everything together in a large bowl, sprinkle with cilantro and add your *optional toppings!

Brianna Towne