Vegan Rainbow Salad Bowl

OMG. VEGAN RAINBOW SALAD BOWL. 

You will LOVE this vegan rainbow salad bowl, it puts a fun spin on your typical salad. This is my go-to lunch on a busy day. It takes about 10 minutes to put together, it’s filling, nutrient dense and super yummy. As a health coach, I highly recommend having more plant-focused meals as they are filled with fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

For the base I used spinach, then topped it with cucumbers, tomatoes, quinoa, carrot ribbons, and chickpeas. This is also a great salad to pack for lunch, it keeps really well. 

 This recipe is: 

✔️Plant-based

✔️Oil-free

✔️Soy-free

✔️Gluten-free

✔️100% yummy 

Vegan Rainbow Salad Bowl

Meal Prep 

At the beginning of every week, I meal prep a huge container of quinoa so that I can easily add it to my lunches or heat it up with dinner without having the hassle of making it every single day. This will save you a lot of time! I add about 1 cup to salads at lunch time! 

I love quinoa because it is a complete protein, it has more benefits than rice and it helps to make meals more filling without feeling overly heavy. 

Quinoa Benefits:

  • High in magnesium
  • Packed with fiber 
  • Complete protein amino acid profile
  • Gluten-free 
  • Rich source of calcium, b vitamins and iron
  • Low glycemic index – great for controlling blood sugar levels
  • Improves metabolic health 
  • Promotes weight loss

Vegan Rainbow Salad Bowl

Let’s Talk Chickpeas

My favorite brand of chickpeas is Goya…their chickpeas are SO tender and soft. I am not a fan of hard chickpeas. I try to buy organic chickpeas whenever I can!

Also, for digestive purposes, make sure to rinse your chickpeas really well and drain them before eating. Chickpeas are packed with plant-based protein, fiber and are great for heart health and lowering cholesterol. 

If you have a very sensitive stomach and are prone to gas + bloating, you can take the skins off the chickpeas as well. 

Vegan Rainbow Salad Bowl

I made carrot ribbons for this salad – I did this by using a vegetable peeler on a huge carrot. I prefer to have carrots like this but you can added shredded or chopped carrots, whatever you like! 

Also, carrots are rich in beta carotene and are a great addition to your diet, yay for carrots! LOOK AT THAT COLOR! 

Vegan Rainbow Salad Bowl

I seasoned my vegan rainbow salad bowl with a little pink salt, and pepper! Nothing too crazy. I also added sesame seeds to the top for some healthy fats. 

Vegan Rainbow Salad Bowl

I can’t wait for you all to try this recipe! It is so easy yet SO yummy! If you make it, tag me on Facebook or Instagram @CodeGreenWellness, I want to see all of your creations!

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Vegan Rainbow Salad Bowl

This vegan rainbow salad bowl is plant-based, gluten-free, oil-free, soy-free, and SO delish! It only takes about 10-15 minutes to make. 
Course Salad
Keyword meat free salad, plant based salad, quinoa salad, vegan gluten free salad, vegan rainbow salad bowl, Vegan Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup quinoa cooked
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 cup carrot ribbons
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp raw sesame seeds

Easy Balsamic Dressing

Instructions

  • If you haven't already cooked your quinoa, make it while you chop up and prepare the rest of the salad. 
  • Add spinach, cucumbers, tomato, carrots and chickpeas to your bowl then top with the quinoa. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
  • Whisk or blend dressing together then add into salad! You can use as much or as little as you'd like. 
  • Enjoy!

In good health,

Danielle 

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