Nourishing Vegetable Bowl with Hemp Heart Dressing

A nourishing, seasonal veggie bowl with a creamy dairy-free, oil-free dressing.

Autumn Vegetable Buddha Bowl Turmeric Ginger Hemp 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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I'm Dylan, the creator of Phruitful Dish. I'm a holistic health content creator, fitness lover, vegan, feminist, and PCOS wellness consultant living in Vancouver, Canada on unceded Coast Salish territory. I obtained my PhD in obstetrics and gynaecology specializing in PCOS, nutrition and mental health.

89 thoughts on “Nourishing Vegetable Bowl with Hemp Heart Dressing”

        1. I am so glad you have tried it and have determined it is a keeper! I love the protein too, and healthy fats! Thanks for letting me know. Have you shared it with loved ones and if so, have they enjoyed it as well? <3

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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. 🙌

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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…

  13. What a happy coincidence! I found your site while I was searching for ways to use a bag of Hemp Hearts I bought at Costco. As it turns out, I also have PCOS.

    Should I refrigerate this dressing after making it? Also, how long will it keep?

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