All salads are NOT created equal. The protein-packed mixed veggie bowls that I enjoy regularly can hardly be considered salads. Loaded with a variety of energizing and delicious, pure foods, they basically define nourishment. Not to mention how incredibly quick and easy they are to prepare!

Nourishing Power Bowl With Lemon Tahini Dressing [Vegan, Gluten-Free]



  • 2-3 cups mixed leafy greens (I use spinach and romaine)
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4-1/2 an avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup roasted vegetables (asparagus, sweet potatoes, zucchini, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas, lentils, or black beans
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Hummus
Lemon-Tahini Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp water, or more as needed to thin*
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Pinch of sea salt


  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl, and whisk until well-combined.
  2. Place greens in a large bowl. Arrange remaining veggies and toppings on top of the greens. Drizzle with lemon-tahini dressing (or other dressing of choice), and enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 904 | Total Carbs: 84 g | Total Fat: 82 g | Total Protein: 27 g | Total Sodium: 630 g | Total Sugar: 20 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.