Shaved Brussels Sprout Grain Bowl Recipe

Urvashee Patel | Dessarts

Bored of your lunchtime salad? Shake things up with this shaved Brussels sprout grain bowl! It’s sure to leave you feeling more satisfied.

There are some days where I seem to be out all day running errands and barely any time to eat lunch. Ha! Just kidding. It’s more like everyday.

I end up eating the first thing I find and it’s usually not the best thing for me. Then, I discovered grain bowls! It’s healthy like a salad but so much more fulfilling.

I was inspired to make my own grain bowls after having tried a few different kinds at B.Good. B. Good is an East Coast vegetarian friendly chain serving up burgers, salads and grain bowls with all kinds of trendy superfood ingredients. Their bowls inspired me to make this awesome shaved Brussels sprout grain bowl.

So how do you make your own superfood grain bowl? First, pick a grain, then add some vegetables and a protein, and top it all with a dressing or sauce.

Shaved Brussels Sprout Grain Bowl Photo

It’s so easy and you can go for whatever cuisine type fits your fancy.

Craving spicy Asian? Use some brown rice, tofu, broccoli and a sriracha dressing. How about Middle Eastern? Start with couscous, spinach and carrots, chickpeas and top off with some tahini sauce.

What was I craving this week? I started with some farro because I love its chewy texture. For the rest of it, let’s just say I was trying to mix and match with things I needed to use up in my refrigerator.

Shaved Brussels Sprout Grain Bowl Picture

The Brussels sprouts and kale were almost out of time so they came out. I got a little carried away again when I saw Meyer lemons at the grocery store so I grabbed one of those too.

I added some carrots and Craisins to the mix to have a more colorful bowl and used the lemon juice to make a dressing. I wanted to use chick peas for my protein but quickly realized I was out of cans, and there was no way I was going to boil dry ones without soaking.

Shaved Brussels Sprout Grain Bowl Image

So, what’s the quickest way for a vegetarian to add some protein? A nice big dollop of Greek yogurt!

Grain bowls are so easy and the cook time is minimal if you leave the veggies raw. You can even make a batch of grains ahead of time and use them all week for power lunch bowls.

For a Mexican take on a power lunch bowl, check out my quinoa burrito bowl.

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Shaved Brussels Sprout Grain Bowl Recipe

    4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Farro
  • 3 cups Kale, chopped
  • 10 Brussels Sprouts
  • Meyer Lemon Zest, from one meyer lemon
  • 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Carrot, cut julienne
For the Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup Meyer Lemon Juice
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

Directions

  1. Rinse the farro grains. Combine them with 3 cups of water in a pot and bring to a low boil for about 15 minutes. Cook until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Peel off the outer layers of the sprouts and trim off the ends. Cut them in half lengthwise and then slice thinly crosswise.
  3. Combine the Brussels sprouts, kale, zest, and Craisins and set aside.
  4. Prepare the dressing by whisking the lemon juice, olive oil, pepper, and salt to taste.
  5. Mix half of the dressing into the Brussels sprout mixture and mix the other half into the farro.
  6. Arrange the farro, Brussels sprouts mix, carrots and a dollop of yogurt into 4 bowls. 

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Author: Urvashee Patel
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 143
Calories 409

% Daily Value*
27%
Total Fat 18g
12%
  Saturated Fat 2g
3%
Sodium 73mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate 49g
6%
  Dietary Fiber 5g
  Sugars 6g
25%
Protein 13g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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About Urvashee

Urvashee blogs about delectable desserts on her blog, Dessarts. Lucky for us, she's sharing her delectable vegetarian dishes too as a Vegetarian Fanatic.