Vegan Lentil Bowls – loaded up with greens, seasonal veggies, sprouts, almonds, avocado, fresh mint and an everyday tahini sauce!  Vegan and GF Lentil Bowls - a healthy veggie bowl with lentils, seasonal veggies, almonds, avocado and Tahini dressing. Vegan and GF #buddhabowl #veganbowl #lentil #lentilbowl |www.feastingathome.com

Here’s a super easy lunch idea, one that only requires a bit of assembling. Cooked lentils and “activated” almonds (almonds that have been soaked) give the bowl extra protein, along with this super easy Tahini Sauce.

Begin assembling your lentil bowls with a bed of greens. Add seasonal raw veggies — like radish, cauliflower, grated carrots, grated raw beets and avocado. Sprouts are a nice addition too. Add the cooked lentils and almonds.

Scatter fresh torn mint leaves over top and drizzle with the Tahini Sauce. So simple and satisfying…..and such a delicious way to eat raw veggies.

The fresh mint adds such a lovely brightness to the dish, elevating it from ordinary to something special. Give it a try.

Minted Lentil Veggie Bowl - a healthy veggie bowl with lentils, seasonal veggies, almonds, avocado and a quick "hummus" dressing. Vegan and GF | www.feastingathome.com

If you are unfamiliar with “activated” or soaked almonds, here is a little run down.

The activation process requires raw almonds to be soaked in cool water for 12 hours. Think of this like sprouting grains or seeds.

It converts some of the starch to simpler sugars, and converts some of the protein as the emerging seed is breaking these down for fuel for its new growth. Soaking brings them alive and when they are alive, they are easier to digest and more nutritious.

After 12 hours of soaking they “awaken,” and their skins slip right off.  They are alive now, or “activated” and can be refrigerated and kept up to a week like they are, or they can be dehydrated at a very low temp, for longer shelf life.

But why I love them so much — is for their very snappy texture. It really changes them! Just give it a try with a handful of raw almonds, just for fun, and see what you think.

I really love this salad piled into toasted pita bread, for extra heartiness.

Minted Lentil Veggie Bowl - a healthy veggie bowl with lentils, seasonal veggies, almonds, avocado and a quick "hummus" dressing. Vegan and GF

Here are so more  Vegan Bowls you may like!

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Lentil Bowls with Tahini Dressing


Description

Lentil Bowls – a healthy vegan bowl with lentils, seasonal veggies, almonds, sprouts, avocado and Everyday Tahini sauce. Vegan and GF


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup greens (spinach, arugula, lettuce)
  • ½ cup cauliflower florets, sliced
  • 2 radishes, sliced
  • ¼  an avocado sliced
  • ½  cup cooked lentils (or other bean)
  • ½  shredded carrots or beets
  • handful sprouted micro greens- optional
  • ⅛ cup almonds (try soaking them- see NOTE below)
  • 10 fresh mint leaves, torn

Everyday Tahini Dressing


Instructions

  1. Place the greens in the bottom of a bowl. Layer the lentils and veggies over the greens.
  2. Scatter the mint leaves over top.
  3. Drizzle the tahini sauce over top.
  4. Top with Sprouts and almonds

Notes

  1. To “activate” the almonds, soak raw almonds for 12 hours in a bowl of cool water on the counter. Slip the skins off. They will keep up to a week in the fridge, or dehydrate them low and slow for longer storage.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 591
  • Sugar: 9.4 g
  • Sodium: 150.7 mg
  • Fat: 34.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 55.7 g
  • Fiber: 23.8 g
  • Protein: 21.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: lentil bowl, vegan lentil bowl, buddha bowl, vegan bowl with lentils, lentil buddha bowl,

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. I love how simple and tasty this recipe is… I made it with your everyday tahini sauce- so tasty!

  2. I love your blog! you do amazing receips!
    I know it is a weird question but I love your flatware, especially the bowls you use. Can you tell me the brand of them or where have you bought them?
    Thanks a lot.

    1. So I mainly look for ceramicists on Etsy and instagram for bowls and plates. Hunt around, it’s fun!

  3. I love your blog! you do amazing receips!
    I know it is a weird question but I love your flatware, especially the bowls you use. Can you tell me the brand of them or where have you bought them?
    Thanks a lot.