Autumn Vegetable Bowl with Hemp Heart Dressing

Nourish your body, mind, and visual senses with this harvest vegetable bowl. It’s a hearty, nutritious, and delicious meal inspired by seasonal fall vegetables. I paired it with a creamy, dairy-free, anti-inflammatory dressing made from hemp hearts, ginger and turmeric. This oil-free dressing is so delicious I have been drizzling it on everything from salads to grains, and even using it as a dip for veggies.

Autumn Buddha Vegetable Bowl Turmeric Ginger Hemp Dressing

Curious about hemp hearts? My family has been consuming hemp hearts (also known as hemp seeds) for years, so I was ecstatic when Manitoba Harvest sent me a bag to try. The nutritional benefits of hemp hearts are incredible. Not only are they high in protein, but they contain all the essential amino acids which makes hemp hearts a complete protein source. They are also great sources of fiber, iron, magnesium, calcium, zinc and vitamin E. Hemp hearts are easily digestible and contain a well-balanced ratio of omegas 3, 6, and 9 which is important for our immune systems and maintaining heart health. Lastly, they contain arginine and gamma-linolenic acid which have both been associated with a reduced risk of heart disease. Their nutty, mild flavor is unique and worked well with ginger and turmeric in this dressing (talk about an anti-inflammatory trio!).

Vegetable Bowl Ginger Turmeric Hemp Heart Dressing

Giant vegetable bowls are incredibly quick and easy to throw together, especially if you prepare some of your ingredients beforehand. Design your own with any variety of fall vegetables, but do try my amazing hemp heart dressing which I can’t get enough of right now. As usual, don’t forget to check out the ‘PCOS Powers’ which I list at the end of the recipe (there are many in this vegetable bowl!).

Autumn Buddha Vegetable Bowl Turmeric Ginger Hemp Dressing

Autumn Vegetable Bowl:

  • 1 cup brussel sprouts
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 small beet
  • 1 cup sweet potato or yam
  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 2 handfuls organic spinach

Ginger Turmeric Hemp Heart Dressing:

  • ¾ cup Manitoba Harvest hemp hearts
  • ½ cup water (vary the hemp to water ratio depending on how thick you like your dressing)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • ¼ ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Autumn Buddha Vegetable Bowl Turmeric Ginger Hemp Dressing

What You’ll Need:

How to:

  1. Cook the lentils, Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes. I boiled the lentils and steamed the Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes. You could also roast the veggies. Steaming retains more nutrients than boiling.
  2. Spiralize the beet and carrot. I ate these raw but they can be steamed for easier digestion. Set veggies aside.
  3. Blend all ingredients for the dressing in a food processor until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a small jar to store in the fridge after using.
  4. Place pile of cleaned spinach in the bottom of a bowl.
  5. Add vegetables on top of the spinach and drizzle with dressing.
  6. Enjoy your nourishing vegetable bowl!

Autumn Vegetable Buddha Bowl Turmeric Ginger Hemp Dressing

PCOS Powers:

  • hemp hearts = high in protein, fibre, and essential fatty acids (omega 3, 6 & 9) which may improve cholesterol profiles, may reduce inflammation
  • turmeric = anti-inflammatory, helps lower blood glucose levels, anti-depressant, black pepper increases bioavailability
  • ginger = anti-inflammatory, may help decrease fasting blood glucose and HbA1c
  • beets = good source of folate, anti-inflammatory, helps lower blood pressure, may help lower cholesterol, shown to reduce cancerous tumors in various animal models, beet leaves are high in iron (eat in moderation due to high oxalate content which can worsen gout and kidney stones)
  • spinach = anti-inflammatory, low glycemic index, anti-cancer effects, excellent source of iron, magnesium, & calcium, avoid large amounts if prone to kidney stones or taking blood thinners
  • sweet potato = anti-inflammatory, medium glycemic index food but high in fiber & studies have shown they may assist blood sugar regulation, high in beta-carotene which may improve fertility, may increase adiponectin levels in those with type 2 diabetes, shown to reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer
  • Brussels sprouts = anti-inflammatory, good source of fiber, manganese, potassium, choline, and B vitamins, contain glucosinolates which help prevent cancers

Autumn Vegetable Bowl with Ginger Turmeric Hemp Heart Dressing

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65 Comments Add yours

  1. janet says:

    I’m definitely going to try this!

    1. Great! Happy to hear I’ve inspired you!

  2. This looks absolutely incredible. I saved it to Pinterest so that I remember to make it very soon.

    1. Wonderful! I would love to hear what you think of it when you end up trying (or even seeing your version). 🙂

  3. Warm N Fuzzie says:

    What’s not to love about this dish. Yum. That dressing looks amazing as well

    1. Thank you! I am in love with the dressing. It thoroughly surprised me with how well the flavors worked together.

  4. Look at all the colors! So going to try this!

    1. Aren’t they all beautiful together?! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Love hemp hearts and creamy hemp based dressing is one of my favourites! Turmeric sounds great in this dish and it’s so pretty.

  6. Marie says:

    I can’t believe all the health benefits that are packed into this delicious recipe. From antioxidants to anti-inflammatory, its great. Thanks for sharing this!

  7. Tiffany says:

    Those hemp hearts often find a way into my breakfast smoothies. A dressing makes sense, too. Thanks for the idea!

  8. I’m in a weekly lunch club and I will definitely be making this! I love how you broke down all of the ingredients with nutritional information!

  9. This looks so good!! I love all the delicious seasonal vegetables right now, and I don’t know why I had never thought of using spiraled veggies in my salads before! Genius!!

  10. asipofbliss says:

    This looks so hearty and delicious!

  11. annelawton says:

    This dressing sounds amazing! I love hemp seeds. Thanks for sharing on healthy living link party!

  12. Dave says:

    What an inviting Fall dish. And I love the look of that dressing!

  13. Barbara says:

    Your vegetable bowl is just one more reason to love fall. 🙂 I’ve never had hemp hearts, Dylan. Looks delicious.:)

  14. Essere Moda says:

    I can’t get enough of vegetables. This looks very easy and healthy. I’m going to have to try this one though!

  15. phoenixa89 says:

    Amazing looking dish so colourful and finally something dairy free to enjoy

  16. Kit says:

    I will have to try this and look for hemp hearts the next time I am at Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s!

  17. What a beautiful bowl! They’re my favorite sort of meal, and this one sounds so good, especially with the dressing. I have some hemp seeds, so I definitely need to give this a go!

  18. Chelsie says:

    This looks really tasty! I have yet to figure out how to make brussel sprouts taste yummy, but I bet I could switch them out for sweet potatoes!

  19. adriana says:

    This looks so yummy! I love the idea of this, I’ll definitely try it!

  20. Sounds so healthy and delicious! Love all the bright colors too!

  21. Marianne says:

    This looks delicious and easy to make. I love hemp seeds and have used them mostly in smoothies, but like the idea of the salad dressing. Thanks for posting all the nutritional info.

  22. Momma To Go says:

    That bowl looks amazing but not gonna lie I’m skeptical on the dressing

  23. I use hemp hearts in my smoothies all the time! Being that I’m vegan I will definitely be trying your harvest bowl, it looks delicious!

  24. That dressing looks yummy!

  25. This dressing sounds fabulous and I have all the ingredients!!

  26. Who can resist these healthy, colorful vegetables dressed with a mouthwatering hemp dressing. This is my kind of comfort food. Your amazing photography makes this delectable bowl jump off the page and practically into my mouth! I’m pinning and sharing.Note: Feel free to share your veggie dishes with us at the Plant-Based Potluck Party and the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party too! All the best to you!

    1. Thank you so much! I am thrilled you enjoy the recipe and my photos. Where can I find your parties? Love to join 🙂

  27. Yum! This looks amazing and the dressing sounds delicious!

  28. Francesca says:

    Wow this veggie bowl + dressing is a bomb of goodness! I will definitely try your dressing recipe. Thank you for sharing this!!

  29. Sarah Jean says:

    I love eating my way through vegetables in season.

  30. Wow. Yummilicious. And healthy all around. Love these recipes. With the weekend around, just the right time for me to try. Thank you so much!!

  31. What i love about your blog is that you always manage to make your recipes look so yummy and pretty! I saw you on the Blogger’s Pit Stop and I came over. Pinned and tweeted this 🙂

  32. Rizza Smith says:

    Some veggies are not looks so delicious but this one looks so healthy and yummy! 🙂

  33. rkcsouthern says:

    This looks so delicious! The ingredients in that sauce look like they would make a good topping for sandwiches and other salads!

  34. Jackie says:

    This looks delicious. I am currently looking at dishes to boost the immune system and this most definitely ticks that box. Love the use of hemp hearts, I researched high protein foods for vegetarians a while ago and hemp seeds scored highly.I’ll be bookmarking this!

  35. Wow – this looks super healthy and tasty at the same time! Seems really easy to make too, I don’t have a spiralizer but I could just grate the carrot.

  36. Hmm I’ve never thought of using hemp hearts in a dressing before! I absolute love making bowls like this because they’re so easy but always delicious and nourishing 🙂

  37. Looks incredible. Really amazing photos. I’d eat that everyday.

  38. Jan says:

    I’m not so fond of beets but I love how the whole vegetable bowl fits into a hearty meal. And of course, the dressing. I must try that, though I’m not sure where I would get hemp hearts. So interesting to note how turmeric is becoming so part of our daily dishes.

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I would love to hear if you try it! I have a link to purchase hemp hearts online in my Store (as linked in the post) which I find is the easiest way to get them. 🙌

  39. Kimberly Ann says:

    How delicious looking and I love that dressing! ps… always love your food pics!

  40. Sumudu says:

    Thank you for the idea. I just posted about a 7-day raw food challenge, and this is a great idea for the dressing. Wish I’d known about it earlier. Thank you for sharing.

  41. Amber says:

    This looks really tasty! I think I’d enjoy it. Love all the colors too!

  42. Growing up zee says:

    Wow would have never thought of a salad with all these wonderful veggies! This looks delish.

  43. InMomMode says:

    This is exactly the fall recipe I need! Many fall recipes are just so heavy that your left feeling so bloated afterward. This sauce looks delicious too, can’t wait to try it.

  44. First of all I love the layout of your blog! It is awesome. I also just posted a dressing really similar to this on Facebook. It was a big hit so am sure this is as well. I love all the colours of the photos as well. Really nicely done!

  45. ledyliz says:

    Beautiful! I’m obsessed with plant based foods ((although I don’t always make plant based dishes))! Im terrible at making salad dressing so this meal will definitely go on my list to do. Thanks for sharing!

  46. cybella28 says:

    I have been needing to eat more vegetables. This looks like a delicious fall salad to try.

  47. I’ve never tried hemp hearts, but I’d imagine anything with tumeric and ginger would be amazing! I’ll have to try this!

  48. This looks like it would be very filling and the added bonus is it is healthy -breyona sharpnack

  49. Yummy! This is a recipe that I will definitely bookmark.

  50. Sassy says:

    I love all things yummy, especially if they are healthy! <3 Will have to try this one soon. Thanks for sharing!

  51. Rose says:

    This looks like a nice healthy, hearty salad. I am very interested in tasting the dressing. I need to buy those ingredients because I don’t have alot of the items in hand.

  52. This looks so hearty and filling! Love all the colors, too.

  53. girlfromgirlintherapy says:

    First time I’m hearing about hemp hearts! And the dressing alone is a superfood combo!! Good stuff, am gonna share this with my husband who is trying to lose weight and live a healthier life…

  54. Jennifer says:

    Your vegetable bowl looks delicious! It looks very filling, too. I love brussel sprouts, spinach, and sweet potatoes! I’ve never tried it mixed in a bowl, though.

  55. Janine Good says:

    This looks really delicious! I love vegetable bowls and would love to try this!

  56. I’ve seen hemp hearts at Costco and I’ve wondered what they tasted like. I had no idea they were so beneficial!

  57. This is a beautiful and healthy dish. The sauce on it looks great too.

  58. Shane says:

    Looks so fresh and delicious! Wouldn’t even need meat to accompany

  59. Ooh that looks so refreshing and delicious! I love bowls like that, it’s such an easy way to get in all of your veggies.

    La Belle Sirene 

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