Lentil Power Bowl with Pickled & Fresh Veggies
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A super easy, nutrient dense bowl packed with flavor! 20 minute Pickled Cabbage (recipe from Cooking Light), 10 minute Pickled Cucumber (recipe adapted from Bon Appetit), Lentils, fresh broccoli, radish and of course avocado. And not shown, it was all served with a Green Goddess Tahini Sauce (recipe adapted from Veg News). It's all at once fresh, light, tangy and hearty!
Recipe type: Lunch, Salad, Veggies
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Quick Pickled Cabbage (recipe from Cooking Light)
  • 2 cups finely shredded red cabbage
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
Pickled Cucumbers (recipe adapted from Bon Appetit)
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1 cucumber, cut into ¼ inch thick round slices
Green Goddess Tahini Sauce (recipe adapted from Veg News)
  • ½ cup tahini
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ¼ cup plus 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • Zest of one lime
  • ½ cup packed parsley (flat leaf or curly, I've made it both ways)
  • ½ cup thinly sliced scallions (mix of white and green parts)
  • 2-4 garlic cloves (original recipe calls for 4 cloves and we love it, but very garlicky. So if you prefer less garlic flavor, start with 2 cloves and add more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small handful of cilantro leaves, Optional (I've made it both with and without cilantro)
Lentils, approximately 1 cup prepare according to package. (I cooked mine in boiling water for approximately 30 minutes)
½ Avocado, diced
½-1 cup fresh broccoli, cut into florets
1-2 radishes, sliced
1 few cherry tomatoes
Quick Pickled Cabbage
  1. Combine cabbage, vinegar, and ½ teaspoon salt in a bowl. Let stand 20 minutes. Drain and set aside
Pickled Cucumbers
  1. Whisk rice vinegar, sugar, soy sauce,and crushed red pepper in large bowl.
  2. Add cucumber slices to vinegar mixture; toss to cover all the cucumbers. Cover and chill ten minutes to 1 hour.
Green Goddess Tahini Sauce
  1. Add all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth. If too thick, add an extra tablespoon of water.
  1. Add to the bowl, lentils, pickled cabbage, pickled cucumbers, avocado, broccoli, radishes and serve with Green Goddess Tahini Dressing.
Recipe by healthyGFfamily.com at https://www.healthygffamily.com/recipe/lentil-power-bowl-with-pickled-and-fresh-veggies/