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Blue Zones Kitchen Grain Bowls

This grain bowl recipe incorporates whole grains, legumes, vegetables and nuts for a whole meal to fuel your day.

Winni Wanderer | Blue Zones Kitchen Grain Bowls


·         ¼ cup rice vinegar

·         3 Tbsp soy sauce

·         1-2 Tbsp sriracha

·         1 tsp sesame oil

·         ¼ cup water, as needed

·         1 (15.5-oz) can chickpeas or black beans, drained and rinsed

·         1 Roma tomato, chopped

·         ½ onion, finely chopped

·         3 cups cooked barley, quinoa or brown rice (or a combo)

·         2 cups chopped spinach or shredded lettuce

·         1 avocado, diced

·         1 lime, cut into wedges

·         Chopped peanuts, for garnish

·         Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish

. Cilantro, for garnish (optional)


1.      In a small bowl, whisk first 5 ingredients. Whisk in water, a tablespoon at a time, to desired consistency. In a medium bowl, combine chickpeas, tomato and onion.

2.      Divide barley, quinoa or brown rice evenly among 4 bowls. Top evenly with chickpea mixture, spinach and avocado. Garnish with peanuts, sesame seeds, lime wedges and, if desired, cilantro. Dollop evenly with dressing.


Source: “Asian-Influenced Grain Bowls from the Blue Zones Kitchen”. Recipe. N.p. 9 Jan. 2020. Web. 23 Feb 2024.


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