RECIPE: Summer [Vegan] Rainbow Bowl



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)


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