This “Super Bowl” is an ingenious way to mix together vegetables, grains, a simple protein, and a few other ingredients you might have available in your pantry or leftovers you can find in your fridge and create a healthy, one-bowl meal in just minutes.
This is more of a concept than a recipe and therefore there are really no rules about how to put it together. When it comes to ingredient selection, however, be bold: choose seasonal vegetables with vibrant colors, different textures like crunchy and creamy, and drizzle on a favorite dressing. To make this dish, I used mixed greens, cooked farro, roasted beets, chunks of Parmesan cheese, Kalamata olives, a soft boiled egg, canned wild salmon, kidney beens, steamed herbed new potatoes, sliced radishes, baby cucumbers and a simple lemon vinaigrette.
Here are a few suggestions to choose from for each category:
- Greens: 2 cups arugula, watercress, romaine, radicchio, kale, or purple cabbage.
- Vegetables: 1 cup roasted of steamed root vegetables, fennel, roasted peppers, snow peas, radishes, cucumber, tomatoes, or avocados.
- Grains: 1 cup quinoa, barley, faro, bulgar, or brown rice.
- Proteins: 2 Poached or soft boiled eggs, 1/2 cup cooked beans, fish, grilled chicken, sliced steak, or cured meats.
- Cheeses: 1/2 cup chunks of Parmesan, Greek Feta, Pecorino, Goat cheese, Aged Cheddar, Asiago, or Fontina.
- Add-ons: 1/4 cup marinated olives, marinated artichokes, nuts, seeds, or dried fruit.
- Dressings: a simple drizzle of mustard vinaigrette, balsamic vinaigrette, ranch dressing or lemon vinaigrette.
For those days you don’t feel like cooking a huge meal, choose one or two ingredients from each of the above categories and place in a large bowl. Drizzle with your favorite dressing, mix gently and serve. You will be able to put together a simple, healthy and very satisfying meal in no time at all!