This Sweet Potato and Beet Lemon Tahini Bowl is a low effort dish that is flavor-packed and comfort-filled. This dish is one of my favorites as it is nutrient dense and contains all sorts of flavorful, plant-based ingredients. It’s also quick and easy to prepare.

There is no skimping on flavor (beets, sweet potatoes, basil, arugula and lemon tahini dressing, hello!)

Best of all the dish contains 11 simple ingredients that are whole, minimally processed and all plant-based.

 

What’s to Love About Brown Rice?

Brown rice is a fiber rich, whole gluten-free whole grain and has a nutty, earthy, bold flavor. Compared to refined white rice, that has had the bran and germ removed, brown rice has more protein, minerals and vitamins.

Brown rice makes for a wonderful base for this bowl.

 

Immunity Boosting Greens

This dish contains arugula an immunity boosting cruciferous vegetable. Every day we should aim to eat at least one serving of cruciferous vegetables. They contain a powerful component called sulforaphane, that may act as a “detoxicant”. This is associated with a reduced risk for certain forms of cancer progression and can potentially prevent damage to our DNA. It may also be provide benefits in the management of type 2 diabetes.

Other cruciferous vegetables to enjoy include kale, collard greens,  cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower.

The lemon- tahini sauce is so good, you may just want to double or triple the recipe. You are going to want to enjoy it over and over.

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Sweet Potato & Beet Lemon Tahini Bowl

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Plant-based
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 6 cups arugula or any salad greens
  • 1 cup cooked sweet potato diced
  • 1 cup roasted beet skin removed and diced
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 6 basil leaves sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons pistachio nuts
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges for serving

Lemon Tahini Sauce Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or agave more or less, to taste
  • 1 minced garlic clove or 2 for a stronger garlic flavor

Instructions
 

To assemble one bowl

  • Place half of the arugula in a medium bowl or on a dinner plate.
  • Top the greens with half of the sweet potato, beets, brown rice and chickpeas.
  • Drizzle with half of the lemon tahini sauce.
  • Garnish with half of the basil, pistachio nuts and a wedge of lemon.

To prepare the lemon tahini sauce

  • In a medium bowl, stir to combine all of the ingredients. A Nutribullet or small food processor works well too.
Keyword arugula, chickpea, lemon tahini sauce, sweet potato
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