Course Entrees, Salads
Difficulty Easy
Pulse Type Lentils
Specialty Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Nutrition 1/2 cup serving
Recipe Contributed By Grateful Grazer

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Lentil Grain Bowls with Matcha Dressing

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes


Matcha Dressing:

  • 1 cup yogurt, plain, dairy free if desired
  • 1 tbsp basil, fresh; chopped
  • 2 tsp matcha powder
  • 2 tsp lime peel, grated
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp agave nectar
  • salt and pepper
  • water, as needed to thin (optional)

Lentil Bowls:

  • 1 lb broccoli, chopped (florets and stems)
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups lentils, black, cooked
  • 1 1/3 cups farro, cooked (or whole grain of choice)

Optional Garnish:

  • basil, fresh
  • sunflower seeds
  • edible flowers


Prepare bowls:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Mix broccoli, grapeseed oil, and salt and pepper. Spread on baking sheet and place on center rack of the oven. Cook 20 minutes, stir, and cook additional 10 minutes, or until desired doneness is reached.
  • Divide cooked black lentils, farro, and broccoli between bowls. Drizzle with matcha dressing and garnish with basil, sunflower seeds, and edible flowers if desired.

Prepare dressing:

  • Whisk yogurt, basil, matcha powder, lime peel, lime juice, garlic, agave nectar, and salt and pepper. If dressing is too thick, gradually stir in water until desired consistency is reached. Set aside until ready to serve.