One of the things I love most about traveling is being inspired by the food! On my recent trip to Hawaii one of my friends told me about a great take-away place in Kona called Laulima Food Patch. If you are visiting the Big Island you must go there – they have awesome whole food bowls for breakfast and lunch. We stopped there as much as possible on our trip. I ordered their “wholey protein” bowl twice because the green goddess dressing was amazing! They used a buttermilk base so I decided to recreate a vegan version at home. This dressing will make any salad taste better!
The ingredients that you put in the bowl are adaptable to whatever you have around the kitchen. Throw in whatever green you have on hand, kale or arugula, lettuce, or baby greens. Then add some beans and/or quinoa for protein. If you have some roasted vegetables that you prepped earlier in the week, use those too! Roasted brussels sprouts or sweet potato are great. The idea is that it doesn’t have to be complicated to be nutritious!
wholey protein bowl
inspired by laulima food patch
chopped organic kale or green of choice
canned black beans (BPA-free can)
crunchy sprouts (I used lentil, pea & adzuki bean)
sweet potato (steamed or roasted ahead of time)
kimchi (optional, I used real pickles brand)
green goddess dressing (recipe below)
toss all ingredients in large bowl with a big spoonful (or two) of dressing, enjoy!
green goddess dressing ingredients
7-8 tablespoons filtered water
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup extra virgin first cold pressed olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup fresh basil, lightly packed
1/2 cup fresh parsley, lightly packed
1/2 cup green onion (dark greens only, I used wild ramps)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 pitted medjool dates
place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth, add additional water (1 tablespoon at a time) if you would like it to be thinner. store leftovers in sealed container in refrigerator for up to a week