Vegan Protein Bowl With Roasted Veggies and Lemon Garlic Tahini

4 servings
1 hr

This meatless Monday meal rocked with flavour, crunch, protein, and it was delicious. The base of this bowl is quinoa. I roasted cubed squash, broccoli, and chickpeas which I seasoned with olive oil infused with herbs and added salt and chili powder. Once the quinoa and veggies were cooked, I built the bowl by adding sliced beets, radish, cucumber, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, avocado, and topping it with a drizzle of lemon tahini vinaigrette. It was a filling meal for my family, but you could also add a hard-boiled sliced egg for extra protein. The Tahini dressing will keep in the fridge for a week. I like using dellaterra.ca olive oil and they ship across Canada. Use promo code kotlerskitchen for a discount.

Vegan Protein Bowl With Roasted Veggies and Lemon Garlic Tahini
Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 45 Minutes Total time: 1 hr
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Ingredients
Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 1/2 -1 lemon juiced 
  • 1/2 cup Tahini paste
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1/4 -1/2 cup water to thin to desired consistency 
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 
Quinoa
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or water
Roasted Vegetables and Chickpeas
  • 400 g cubed squash
  • 1 bunch broccoli
  • 1 can rinsed chickpeas
  • 2 Tbsp herbed infused olive oil
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Toppings
  • 2 cooked beets, sliced thinly
  • 6 radishes, sliced
  • 2 mini cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 2 Tbsp, hemp seeds
  • 2 Tbsp, black and white sesame seeds
Instructions
Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing
Combine and mix well. 
Roasted Vegetables and Chickpeas
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl so that the veggies and chickpeas are well coated.
Layout in a single layer on a parchment-lined sheet pan.
Roast in a 400-degree oven for 30 min or until the veggies have softened and browned, turning a couple of times so that all sides get brown.
Remove from oven and set aside.
Quinoa
Follow package instructions.
Building a bowl
Add 1/4 cup of quinoa to a bowl
Add the desired amount of each veggie, chickpeas, avocado, radish, beets, cucumber.
Top with sesame seeds, hemp seeds, and a drizzle of tahini dressing.
Enjoy!
Lisa Kotler
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