Saturday, June 13, 2020

Grain Bowls with Grilled Corn, Heirloom Tomatoes, and Basil Vinaigrette

I am cramming every summer factor inwards every repast I possibly can until all of the beautiful create is gone. These grain bowls are filllled with around of my absolute summer faves. Grilled corn, e'er. Avocado, always. Heirloom tomatoes because they’re perfect in addition to and then gorgeous. Chopped spinach for or so greens. Spiralized zucchini because it’s fun! Delicious, tangy, herby basil vinaigrette to finish. Oh, as well as how could I forget..salty feta! All of the delicious summer things in one bowl.

I mean..can you lot fifty-fifty?!

My weekend was filled alongside all of the summer foods. On Friday, I made my summery toasts, a salad alongside peaches that is coming to the web log shortly, a summery sangria recipe that’ll be on the blog soon, and a crostata alongside rock fruit! (That recipe is coming presently besides). My mom had friends over in addition to we all sat outside as well as relaxed about all of the food. It was wonderful!

Yesterday was more recipe testing for the blog (all summery nutrient, of class), too same alongside today. I as well went on a walk (too try to, everyday), because before nosotros know it, it’ll live chilly out! I discover that taking a walk everyday midday helps a lot to clear my caput too de-stress. You should attempt it.

I dear grain bowls because they’re incredibly delicious too customizable. Healthy, too perfect for a texture freaks similar me. I used a mixture of farro as well as quinoa for these, merely you tin can role chocolate-brown rice, lentils, freekeh, couscous, actually any grains yous accept on mitt or inwards the pantry.

You tin summit these amongst any summer veggies you’d like, just the grilled corn, heirlooms, in addition to avocado are a must.
The basil vinaigrette is super low-cal and works beautifully hither. It’sec super tangy..I like my vinaigrettes super vinegary. If you lot don’t, add a few more tablespoons of olive rock oil.
These are fabulous to make earlier a busy week. Prep your grains, chop your veggies, make the basil vinaigrette, in addition to go along everything separate inwards the refrigerator. Then, merely toss everything together when prepare to serve. These are fab cold likewise!


Grain Bowls with Grilled Corn, Heirloom Tomatoes, and Basil Vinaigrette



Prep Time 35 minutes

Cook Time xv minutes

Total Time fifty minutes

Servings 3 -iv

Author Molly (Spices inward My DNA)


  • For the BOWLS:

  • 2-3
    cooked farro

  • 1-ii
    cooked quinoa

  • iv
    ears corn, grilled

  • iii-four
    heirloom tomatoes, chopped

  • one
    zucchini, spiralized

  • two
    spinach, chopped

  • feta crumbles for topping

  • For the VINAIGRETTE:

  • i
    packed fresh basil

  • juice of ane lemon

  • 1/ii
    champagne vinegar

  • one

  • one/ii
    olive petroleum

  • 1/4
    common salt

  • one/4


  1. Cook your grains according to packet directions. Use whatever you similar! Make the vinaigrette. In a high powered blender or nutrient processor, blend the basil, lemon juice, vinegar, honey, olive crude oil, salt, in addition to pepper until completely smoothen.

  2. To get together, constituent the grains into bowls, and then acme with spinach, zucchini noodles, grilled corn, in addition to heirloom tomatoes. Drizzle with basil vinaigrette together with peak with crumbled feta. Season amongst common salt together with pepper to taste!

Recipe Notes

*To grill my corn, I e'er brush with olive fossil oil, season amongst salt as well as pepper, and grill on medium/high until charred.
*I purchase the quick cooking farro to salvage time. I buy it at Trader Joe's as well as Whole Foods. It takes x minutes to fix.


Join me in eating bowls of summertime.