Colorful, simple, healthy, nourishing, deliciously tasty 10-ingredients rainbow veggie bowl! Hey! It’s time for dinner!
After eating plenty of juicy and sweet delicious fruits during the day and a day of intense work I really am ready and look forward to my last meal of the day: Dinner!. Chopping and prepping my veggies to create a humongous veggie salad bowl is one of my favorites everyday evening routines, and I love it!
Veggie bowls are my go-to everyday dinner meal, much fun and very easy to make, I can’t get enough of them!
They require easy to find, you-probably-have-in-your-fridge ingredients, are packed with an abundance of healthy fats, protein, carbohidrates, vitamins and minerals, all you want and need to rock up your health and feel vibrant everyday! All in all they are a perfect complete dinner meal!
Summertime local, seasonal fruit and veggies: strawberries, zucchini, kale, cabbage, bell peppers… are so ripened delicious, nutritious and tasteful right now that veggie bowl ideas blow in my way, anytime!
Getting creative in the kitchen is an espontaneous everyday evening experience. Miam!
The base of this savory and delicious veggie bowl is one of my favorite greens: crunchy, rich, hearty, savory Lacinato/ Dinosaur KALE! Oh, So tasteful green!
Kale was a new to me savory green veggie when I started my raw vegan lifestyle. It was LOVE at first bite! Totally!
It is one of the healthiest- nutrient dense food on the planet. Above all the leafy greens Kale is known as the Kin because it has an amazing array of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, cancer preventing, cardiovascular-support properties and detoxifying health benefits. It provides to the body with carbohidrates, proteins, and healthy fats, omega-3 fatty acids, folates, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, B-vitamin complex of vitamins, calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorous… It’s a green miracle!
Let’s prepare our veggie bowl! To soften the kale up and make it more easy to digest, I recommend massaging it before you eat it. How to massage your kale?! Easy, de-stemmed the leaves first by pulling your fingers along the stem, tearing the leaves off.
Then thinly chop or shred it and toss it in a salad or serving bowl.
Pour over 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice and start massaging it, softly –with your hands washed–, like you were kneading a dough 😉 until its juices starts to loosen and it becomes soft and darken green in color (2-3 min).
You can save up time by chooping and prepping your ingredients the day before and storing them in the fridge separately in airtight containers.
I’d suggest making your salad dressing at the moment you are going to eat, to keep it fresh and tasteful longer. (It will last well in the fridge for about 4-5 days).
Come back from work and laid out your dinner table or change your setting, take your ingredients with you and enjoy dinner at the park in a summer picnic style. Toss your ingredients in a large veggie salad or serving bowl and marinade them with perfectly sweet and savory citrus ginger salad dressing you’ve just prepared. Sit back, relax and enjoy your perfect veggie bowl creation!
It doesn’t need anything more, NO salt – NO oils. Taste test it! It is supremely savory, just as it is! Hearty, fulfilling, citrusy, crunchy, juicy, sesame-gingery flavourful veggie-raw-vegan-bowl! Yey!
I hope you get to make this super healthy veggie bowl recipe, let me know how it turned for you. Leave a comment down below, take a picture and tag it #simplycrudelicious #crudelicioso (our site in spanish too) on Instagram. I love seeing your healthy creations!
1. Dressing will yield aprox. 500ml. It will keep well in the fridge for about 4-5 days. Taste and adjust flavors to your taste.
2. Your veggies will last well in the fridge for about 3 days, keep them separately in different tuppers or airtight glass containers.
3. Nutritional information is a rough estimate taken from cronometer.com
Citrus ginger dressing:
Serving size: Ginger dressing – whole (aprox. 500ml)
Energy 667.1 kcal / Carbs 53.3 g / Fat 46.9 g / Protein 18.5 g / Water 357.3 g / Fiber 10.1 g
B1 (Thiamine) 0.9 mg / B2 (Riboflavin) 0.2 mg / B3 (Niacin) 6.1mg / B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 1.0 mg / B6 (Pyridoxine) 0.5 mg / Folate 201.5 µg / Vitamin A 793.5 IU / Vitamin C 187.7 mg / Vitamin E 1.5 mg / Vitamin K 0.4 µg
Calcium 91.2 mg / Copper 1.3 mg / Iron 5.7 mg / Magnesium 313.9 mg / Manganese 1.2 mg / Phosphorus 574.7 mg / Potassium 1158.5 mg / Selenium 26.4 µg / Sodium 43.3 mg / Zinc 5.3 mg
Rainbow veggie bowl
Serving size: Rainbow veggie bowl – whole
Energy 222.9 kcal / Water 644.7 g / Carbs 51.1 g / Fiber 12.0 g / Starch 2.0 g / Sugars 33.6 g / Fat 2.2 g / Protein 8.4 g
B1 (Thiamine) 0.3 mg / B2 (Riboflavin) 0.3 mg / B3 (Niacin) 4.7 mg / B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 1.0 mg B6 (Pyridoxine) 0.9 mg Folate 248.7 µg Vitamin A 7847.5 IU / Vitamin C 827.7 mg / IU Vitamin E 3.0 mg / Vitamin K 481.8 µg
Calcium 197.4 mg / Copper 1.4 mg / Iron 3.9 mg / Magnesium 112.5 mg / Manganese 2.1 mg / Phosphorus 216.7 mg / Potassium 1519.2 mg / Selenium 3.0 µg / Sodium 45.3 mg / Zinc 1.4