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Vegan Grain Bowl Recipe with Blackberries and Fresh Mint

This Vegan Grain Bowl Recipe with Blackberries and Fresh Mint is the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors, and it's a nutritious summer meal.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 465kcal

Ingredients

Grain Pilaf:

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1/2 small-medium white onion diced
  • 1 cup Village Harvest Black Rice Black Lentils Black Quinoa Organic Antioxidant Blend
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Salad:

Instructions

For the Pilaf:

  • Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until starting to soften, about 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the black rice/black lentils/black quinoa blend and toast until it starts to smell nutty, about 2 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the water, thyme, salt, and black pepper, and bring up to a boil. Cover the saucepan, turn the heat down to low, and cook until the water is absorbed and the pilaf is tender, about 30 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, let it sit with the lid on for 10 minutes, and then fluff with a fork. Cool to room temperature and then prepare the salad.
  • Store covered in the fridge for up to 3 days in advance.

To Assemble the Salads:

  • Whisk together the vinegar, oil, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl. Add the baby greens and toss to coat.
  • Divide the greens between 4 large bowls. Top each with 1/4 of the pilaf, onion, blackberries, pecans, and mint.
  • Serve.

Notes

  • You can make the pilaf up to 3 days in advance and store it covered in the fridge until you want to make this grain bowl.

Nutrition

Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 478mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1010IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 5mg