Nothing makes me happier than days I can roast some veggies and make a vibrant and savory bowl of goodness like this one!
Dinner becomes the roasted veggies (which may also include some roasted potatoes), warm zoodles for me, grilled chicken for the boys and some tahini sauce and avocado. It is so warming and nourishing and cozy!
And the best part, is that we always make extra so that we have some for the next day’s lunch or dinner. Remember my Tip #2 of “Top 5 Tips for Easy Meal Planning”? Cook once, eat twice!
And this bowl is unbelievably delicious!
The details… Warm Garlicky Lemon Zucchini Noodles tossed sesame seeds, Spiced & Roasted Butternut Squash, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower, 1/2 an avocado topped with hemp seeds and the yummiest Tahini Sauce.
The best part (aside from having extras for the next day!)? It is surprisingly quick and easy to make!
All the vegetables roast as the same time.
While the vegetable roast, you make the tahini sauce. And when you are ready to serve you saute the zucchini noodles.
More on the Tahini Sauce.
The Tahini Sauce is a staple in our house. It’s super easy to make, creamy and so tasty!
Plus it’s made with just 5 ingredients: tahini, garlic, fresh lemon juice, salt and water.
Lastly I quick saute some zucchini noodles. I am often asked if I eat zucchini noodles raw or cooked. In this kind of bowl, I always cook them because I want something warming and they don’t have a sauce.
They are simply sauteed with a little olive oil, lots of garlic, some salt, pepper and lemon juice. Plus I stir in some sesame seeds. They cook up in 5 minutes or less! And they are sooooo delicious!
Nothing like the combination of lemon, garlic and olive oil!
Another question I am often asked is if I make or purchase the zucchini noodles already spiralized?
I do both depending on availability and time.
I really like to spiralize my own because I think they are fresher tasting. I use a Paderno Spiralizer for the Zucchini Noodles (Amazon Affiliate link). The Zoodles or Zucchini noodles are super easy to make using a spiralizer.
One last thought. If you wanted, you could add any protein of choice to this bowl.
When I make a bowl like this, you can be pretty certain the boys are enjoying grilled chicken, roast potatoes and picking and choosing their favorite veggies. You could also just add some roasted chickpeas or roasted tofu.
Hope you love it as much as we do!
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