February 24, 2021

Bluebird Grain Bowl with Tahini Dressing

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4 people


Grain Ingredients
  • 4 cups Bluebird Emmer Farro cooked, or substitute Einkorn berries. (2 cups uncooked)
  • 1 cup beets grated
  • 1 cup carrots grated
  • 1 cup almonds toasted
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1 cup tofu baked or sauteed ( Tofu can be replaced with cubed chicken or chicken can be served with tofu to boost protein.)
  • 1 cup avocado sliced
Tahini Dressing Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup tamari
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons tahini paste


Grains Method
  • Cook 2 cups of raw Bluebird whole grain emmer in 6 cups of water.  Simmer for 60 minutes, 30 minutes for Einkorn.
  • Drain water, set it aside to cool.  This can be done in advance and kept in the refrigerator. Grain can also be cooked in a rice cooker on the brown rice setting.
  • Sauté tofu cubes in a skillet with sesame oil or bake tofu (tossed in sesame oil) for 15 min at 400. Set aside.
Tahini Dressing Method
  • Combine nutritional yeast flakes, water, tamari or soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, tahini, and crushed garlic in a blender to prepare the dressing.
  • Add oil in a steady stream. You will have leftover dressing.
Assemble the Bowls
  • Place cooked emmer farro into 4 bowls, top with beets, carrots, spinach leaves, almonds, tofu cubes, and avocado.
  • Drizzle bowls with dressing.