I’m all about Super Food Bowls! I pile my bowl high and load them up with healthy toppings and dressing. This Winter Super Food Bowl was originally posted in 2015 but I thought it was worthy or re-sharing! Apparently you all like super food bowls too because they are one of my top 5 posts year after year, alongside my Matcha Green Tea Lattes and my Baked White Cheddar Mac and Cheese (love the contrast between healthy and indulgence here :)). So I decided to reinvent my super food bowls with winter-y fruits vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and pomegranate. Then I topped these bowls off with a light drizzle of a peanut sauce that I’m sharing over on Food52. At first I was a little hesitant on how all of these flavors would meld together but after tasting, I promise it is a match made in heaven.
The pomegranate gives the bowls a bright boost that the earthy veggies needed and the creamy peanut butter dressing is like a visit with an old friend. Speaking of, the day I made these my friend Ashley came over for a visit. We made the final touches to the bowls then filled our bowls each to our liking before enjoying. That’s the brilliance of these bowls. You can just line up all of the ingredients and let your family and friends make up his or her own special blend.
As for the my peanut sauce recipe, it’s uses are many. I’m sharing 5 more ideas of how you can use it today on food52. Once you have it around your kitchen I don’t think you’ll have a problem putting it to use. It’s a kitchen staple for us.
Winter Super Food Bowls with Peanut Sauce
- 1/2 cup peanut sauce paste
- 1/4 cup light coconut milk
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1 head broccoli
- 1/2 head cauliflower
- 1 medium sweet potato
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Break apart the cauliflower and broccoli into florets or slice into bite sized pieces. Peel then cut sweet potato into 1 inch cubes. Toss, these veggies with 1 tablespoon of olive oil then bake on a rimmed baking sheet for 35 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft and broccoli is crispy.
- In a small sauce pan over medium low heat whisk together the peanut sauce paste with the coconut milk. Once warm and combined, set aside.
- Lay out all of the bowl ingredients: quinoa, roasted veggies, chickpeas, avocado slices, pomegranates and peanut sauce. Assemble bowls to your preference and drizzle with sauce.
That peanut sauce: I might just have to eat it straight with a spoon. With this yummy salad on the side, of course. 😉
Thanks Steph 🙂 I could definitely enjoy this sauce by the spoonful too! Hope all is well with you and your sweet baby girl!
Gorgeous photos! This is definitely a power house type of recipe and I’m totally into that peanut sauce.
I love the idea of these bowls. It’s such a great way to use what’s up in the fridge. Gorgeous recipe!
Thanks friend! Sad not to see you today!!
I love all of the ingredients in this bowl, but I’m especially liking your peanut sauce! What a great idea to thin it out with some coconut milk. I’d be happy to just drink that by itself!
Thanks Julia. And if you want it more thick and less coconut-y you can definitely use it by itself but the coconut milk is a special treat!
Thanks Kalyn, and it’s so easy once the sauce is made to reuse it with several meals.
Love the contrasting color and textures in this recipe. I need to eat better 🙂
HAhaa!! Barbara, you make me laugh with your resistance to veggies. How you stay so thin is a mystery! But lets go out for dessert soon or please cook with me!
I make a similar meal as my go-to dinner all the time, but I have never added avocado and pomegranate seeds before! What a great idea! And a great way to add some beautiful color to this winter bowl! It is pretty much spring where I live now, but I’m missing winter already looking at this!
It is an early Spring here too but I’m holding on to winter 🙂 Let me know what you think of the added pomegranate seeds if you try it!
This is the most perfect meal – especially after our weekend OVER indulgence!!
Yes, I’m in recovery 😉 It was all so good though. Too good.
Beautiful bowl, but I am really intrigued by that sauce!
Debra, the sauce is a favorite around our house. It has a lot of ingredients but I make one big batch then use it for several meals (see ideas on my food 52 post). It’s almost a paste then I thin it out with coconut milk! Hope you try it!
Is it cool if I just straight up drink that peanut sauce? I could eat vibrant all-in-one meals like this every day for lunch for the rest of my life and be happy!
Better yet, just put the whole bowl in the blender 😉 hahaa!!