The Everything but Meat Bowl

A few weeks ago, while wandering around the grocery store with a friend, I grabbed this pre-made side to eat as a snack as we sat around the pool all day. It had yellow and red bell peppers, black and garbanzo beans, edamame, and some red onions covered in a light vinaigrette dressing. As I munched on it, I realized I could totally make this at home, and for way cheaper than the $4 I paid for maybe two servings. So needless to say, when I got home, I started throwing stuff in a bowl to see what would come of it!


1 can of organic garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

1 can of organic black beans, drained and rinsed

1 can of Rotel, mostly drained (I added some of the juice for moisture and flavor)

1 package of Trader Joe’s Frozed Shelled Soybeans

1 cup of cooked green lentils

1 stalk of sauteed leeks, prepared with coconut oil


I wish I could say this was a labor of love that took me the whole afternoon to create, but alas that would be a lie. Essentiallythe only actual “cooking” I did was sauteeing leeks, cooking lentils, and boiling some brown rice. Everything else was thrown into a bowl and mixed!

Final Product

The "Everything but Meat Bowl"
The “Everything but Meat Bowl”

I put the mixture over brown rice, but this is seriously delicious without it! Absolutely amazing and chock full of protein. I am definitely going to make variations of this in the future.



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