On Monday’s, I try to eat meatless which is hard on Whole30 given how meat heavy it is. So this vegetarian power bowl was really satisfying for me in week 2!
As my taste buds start to change, I find that I pick up on sweetness and saltiness in places I never used to, like sweet potatoes and onions. They’re so sweet! And when I topped them with my homemade chili seasoning, the flavors burst!
I know this looks like a glorified roasted veggie bowl, and yes, it kinda is. But trust me when I say how you season them and the dressing you use is what makes all the difference in the world!
Vegetarian Power Bowl
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or melted coconut oil, divided
- 1 small red onion, sliced into wedges
- 2 large sweet potatoes, halved
- 2 teaspoons (homemade) chili seasoning, divided
- 1 small head broccoli, chopped
- 1 small bunch spinach, chopped
- Juice of one lemon
- 3 tablespoons tahini or natural almond butter
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 hard-boiled eggs
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Liberally coat a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray and set aside.
- Place the onions and sweet potatoes on the baking sheet, turning the sweet potatoes cut sides up. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons olive oil, making sure the flesh of the sweet potatoes is well coated. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon chili powder. Rub and toss to coat, and then arrange on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.
- While the sweet potatoes cook, chop the broccoli into florets (about 5 cups total). Remove the baking sheet from the oven and flip the sweet potatoes so that they are cut sides down. Push the sweet potatoes and onions to one side and add the broccoli to the open side of the pan. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons olive oil and remaining 1 teaspoon chili powder. Carefully toss to coat, and then return the baking sheet to the oven. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes, until the sweet potatoes are soft and the other vegetables are crisp-tender.
- Remove the sheet pan from the oven and place the spinach on top of the vegetables. Drizzle with the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil and lightly rub the spinach to coat. Then, arrange the spinach in a single layer over the whole pan. Return the pan to oven and bake for 3 additional minutes, until the spinach is very lightly crisp and softened. Remove the whole pan from the oven and set it aside to cool.
- While vegetables finish roasting, prepare the dressing: Add the lemon juice, tahini/almond butter, garlic, cumin, and salt in a small mixing bowl. Add 2 tablespoons hot water. Whisk to combine. Taste and add additional salt and up to 1/2 teaspoon additional cumin, if desired.
- To serve, once the vegetables are cool enough to handle, cut the sweet potatoes into bite-size pieces. Roughly chop the spinach. Divide the vegetables among serving bowls. Slice the hardboiled eggs in half and place 2 halves on top of each bowl. Drizzle with dressing and enjoy immediately. Enjoy!