Thanks for joining Sarah and me for Meatless Monday today. Since most of the country has been having a heat wave the past few weeks, it seem appropriate to share a refreshing made for summer meal. This Summer Watermelon and Grain Bowl hits the spot and keeps you cool as a cucumber.
Summer Watermelon and Grain Bowl
There is really nothing better on a hot summer day than watermelon am I right? Pair that with some cool cucumbers and greens and grains and you’ve got yourself the perfect meal. Filled with plant based protein (lentils) this Summer Watermelon and Grain Bowl will power you through whatever your day has on tap.
No one really wants to be stuck in the kitchen when it’s just so hot and humid everyday. It’s super easy to make the farro and the lentils in advance and chill them. From there, it’s just a few minutes to assemble this bowl of pure yumminess. Most grocery stores stock farro and it’s crazy easy to prepare. Also find it on Amazon. Not a fan of farro? Any other grain or rice can easily be subbed in.
I added some ricotta salada on top for a little saltiness and texture. Feta cheese is also a great choice. However, this Summer Watermelon and Grain Bowl can easily be made vegan by leaving it off. It’s power packed with lentils to give you a boost of plant based protein with every delicious bite. I cannot wait to make it again this week! I many even try it with cantaloupe next time.
Tell me: What summer fruits and veggies are you loving right now? Have any non traditional salad combinations I should try? Does the heat make you want to eat cold dishes for dinner?