Purple Power Bowls are a mélange of colorful grains, beans, and vegetables with more flavor and texture than imaginable.
Total Cost: $13.85 recipe / $2.77 serving
Author: Beth - Budget Bytes
LEMON TAHINI DRESSING (optional)
1/2tspground cumin $0.05
1/4tspcayenne pepper $0.03
2.5cupscooked rice or other grain $0.87
115oz. canchickpeas $0.79
4 oz.baby greens $1.99
2-3small beets (2/3 lb.)$1.72
2zucchini (1 lb.)$1.63
3carrots (3/4 lb.)$0.79
1small red cabbage (2 lb.)$1.41
1/2bunchgreen onion $0.35
Prepare the dressing by placing all the ingredients in a blender and puréeing until smooth. If you don't have a blender, mince the garlic, then whisk the ingredients together in a bowl. Refrigerate the dressing until ready to use.
Cool the cooked rice, if needed. Drain the can of chickpeas. Wash the beets, zucchini, and carrots well. Use a food processor or large-holed cheese grater to shred the beets, zucchini, and carrots. Remove any wilted leaves from the cabbage, then cut into quarters, and remove the core. Shred the cabbage using a food processor, or slice thinly with a knife. Slice the avocado and green onion.
To build the bowls, place about 1/2 cup of the cooked rice in a bowl along with about 1/4 cup of chickpeas. Add a handful of baby greens, shredded beets, zucchini, carrots, and cabbage. Top with a few slices of avocado and a sprinkle of pepitas and sliced onion. Finally, drizzle the lemon tahini dressing liberally over the bowl, then eat.
*I often use 2 cloves of garlic for the dressing, but used one clove today to make it more gentle on the stomach.
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