Vegan Superfood Bowl for #SundaySupper


Bowls are a great way to enjoy vegan cooking. They can include anything.  If you have some vegetables leftover from the prior weekend’s Farmer’s Market finds, a bowl is a fantastic way to use your remaining vegetables.  They’re also easy to travel with whether that includes a meal for lunch at work, a day at the beach, or to bring along for long road trip so you can avoid fast food.  Packing a vegan bowl is easy and simple.

This week I wanted to experiment a bit with dressing.  I also wanted to incorporate something known as superfood.

So what are superfoods?

I wondered that too and did a little research to learn more.

In it’s simplest form a superfood is basically any food that is good for your health.  Well that seems pretty broad and inline with most of what I eat. There must be more to it than that, right?  There is more. Foods that are dense in nutritional content are considered superfoods. Examples include ingredients like hemp seeds, chia seeds, seaweed, and many other foods are rich in nutrients in a compact size.

There is no agreed upon definition when it comes to superfoods. That issue has been a key criticism from many who are quick to attack the term superfood as simply a marketing term, chosen be a few savvy companies who use the term to sell products using a small amount of a superfood as a way into questionably better health.


I’m not a nutritionist nor do I pretend to be one like The Food Babe.  I honestly don’t really care about the use of superfoods as a nutritional edge.  The reality is most of the superfood products use so little of the superfood ingredients that the benefit is likely very small, if there is any real benefit at all.  Even this recipe uses only a small of amount of superfoods like maca powder and hemp seeds.

What I do know is that the recipe here is good for you. It uses only real foods and is loaded with fresh, unprocessed, organic ingredients.  You really can’t go wrong with this dish.  Is it super?  Maybe.  I know it is super in taste and that’s what is most important to me and my family.


Vegan SuperFood Bowl
Server 4

2 cups dried farro
8 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil

4 red beets, 1-inch diced cubes
1 purple bell pepper, cut into strips
2 japanese sweet potatoes, 1-inch diced cubes
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 bunch kale, rough chop
3 carrots, peeled and grated into long strips

For dressing

¼ cup almond butter
1/3 cup water
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon maca powder
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
2 tablespoons olive oil

Preheat oven at 375 degrees.

Bring water to a boil and add dried farro and salt. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 20-25 minutes until the liquid has been absorbed by the farro. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork while adding olive oil.


Meanwhile, place the beat, jicama, and bell pepper on a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Drizzle olive oil and add salt and pepper. Place in preheated oven and cook for 20 minutes.   Remove from oven and set aside. Should be ready about the same time as the farro.


Make the dressing by placing all ingredients, except the water, into a VitaMix or blender and blend. Add half the water and blend. Continue to blend and check consistency then add more water as necessary. It should not be watery or paste-like. You want a smooth and creamy dressing.


Place a generous spoonful of cooked farro in each serving bowl. Add some chopped kale and carrots to each bowl. Then divide the roasted vegetables between bowls and keep ingredients separated. Drizzle the dressing in each bowl then serve with some rustic bread and butter.




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  • Marion Myers

    It sure looks like super food 🙂 and sounds delicious too! Thanks for sharing!

    • Absolutely Marion and thank you for organizing this week’s SundaySupper!

  • Renee Dobbs

    All that yummy super food sure does make a super salad.

    • Thanks Renee. It really does especially with the almond butter based dressing.

  • Food Done Light

    I love all the nutritious ingredients you have put in your bowl. This would be a delicious lunch or dinner.

    • Thanks. It is. I made it for dinner last week and had leftovers for lunch the next day.

  • Tara

    I love a big bowl of delicious veggies and then topped off with that great dressing, YUM!

    • Thanks Tara. I took a few attempts to get that dressing perfect.

  • Sounds really tasty, lots of great ingredients in there.

    • Thank you. Good tasting and good for you don’t always happen 🙂

  • Laura Dembowski

    I’m a big fan of superfoods, and I love how this incorporates so many into one dish!

  • thefreshmancook

    Love the bowl! With all those great ingredients, it sounds wonderful!

    • Thanks. It fortunately works well altogether.

  • Shaina Wizov

    There’s so much going on here — and I love it all!

    • Yeah it’s a little busy but I promise the flavors are all intact.

  • So much yumminess in one bowl! Anything with farro, beets and peppers is A-OK with me 🙂

  • Cindys Recipes

    I love grains and veggie salads! I need to try nut butter as my fat in dressing asap!

    • It’s so good. I make another one with peanuts and apple cider vinegar for a kale salad.

  • Wendy Klik

    Bowls always make a great portable meal and I love the nutritional punch in this recipe.

  • Oh yeah, this looks so good. Thank you for sharing it!

  • Shelby

    Great post and the Superfood bowl sounds awesome. I read your about me because I hadn’t seen your blog before. Very interesting and I can’t wait to read more!

  • Mary Ellen

    This looks delicious!

  • I love all the flavorful ingredients you packed into this bowl. The dressing sounds wonderful too!

  • I love veggie bowls and have some faro in the cupboard I’ve forgotten about!

    • Thanks Gwen. I love farro and keep looking for new ways to use it. Enjoy!