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This Healthy Rainbow Grain Bowl Is Actually Crazy Delicious

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The best part about eating your vegetables is that you can literally make a goddamned RAINBOW from all the kinds available.

Even better: Toss them in a bowl with protein-heavy beans, chickpeas and quinoa and then drizzle them with a super-creamy (*vegan*) salad dressing.

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Then make a bowl with as many cooked grains* and beans as possible, like red quinoa, chickpeas, green split peas and black beans.

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...plus 2 Tbsp. water and season with salt and pepper. Whisk together until a creamy, smooth, pourable dressing comes together.

You could also make extra, since you'll probably want to put it on everything.

Rainbow Grain Bowl

Serves 2

By Alison Roman

For the salad:

You don't have to use all these vegetables—pick and choose your favorites.

3 cups cooked beans or grains

1 small red beet, thinly sliced

1/2 cup red cherry tomatoes, halved

2 small carrots, shaved with a vegetable peeler

1/2 cup yellow cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced

1/2 avocado, thinly sliced

1 small cucumber, thinly sliced

1 cup baby kale, herbs or other greens

1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced

1/4 small head of cabbage, thinly sliced

2 radishes, thinly sliced

For the dressing and assembly:

1/4 cup tahini

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling

2 tablespoons water

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

For the salad:

Layer the beans and grains into the bottom of a large serving bowl. Arrange sliced vegetables on top in a rainbow color order.

For the dressing and assembly:

Whisk the tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, and water in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

Drizzle a little olive oil over all the vegetables and season with salt and pepper. Pour the dressing into the center of the bowl and toss everything together.

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