Get Your Vegan Bowl on at Giardino Gourmet Salads!
How to Make a Superfood Vegan Grain Bowl
Even though new vegan restaurant options keep sprouting throughout the world every day, it may be difficult to find places where you can customize a meal for your taste buds. Giardino Gourmet Salads, a premiere salad concept originated in South Florida, has been addressing dietary restrictions for almost 15 years by giving you nutritional empowerment. In 2004, Ody and Kenny Lugo left their careers to cultivate a new wellness approach by opening a fast-casual restaurant that combined unique salads and homemade fare with a family ambiance. Giardino's focus is to bring nature's raw foods to a culinary experience by combining fresh ingredients with homemade dressings and daily-baked croutons hand-tossed to perfection by their Gardener Chefs. With over 90 ingredient choices, you can create your perfect customized My Way Grain Bowl, Hand-Crafted Salad, or Wrap.
They’ve provided us with superfood My Way Grain Bowl tips for when you’re craving something delicious & nutritious. You start by picking your Grain Bowl base, such as kale, quinoa, or a combination of both. Quinoa, a grain originated in Bolivia, has protein, fiber, and is gluten-free. Kale, a dark leafy green, contains calcium, antioxidants, fiber, and it helps with digestion so you feel fuller for a longer period of time.
Continue by picking four toppings from their list of 45 options. Beans & legumes are a great source of plant-based protein, soluble fiber, potassium, and magnesium; therefore, some great topping options are black beans and garbanzo beans. Nuts like almonds, cashews, pecans, and walnuts have heart-healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. You can also add a unique layer of flavor by incorporating their roasted ingredients made daily in-house: roasted turmeric cauliflower, roasted broccoli, and roasted sweet potatoes. Finish off your topping choice by adding beloved heart-healthy avocado to your bowl.
Next, you can add a scoop of hummus or tofu for heartiness. Finally, top your My Way Grain Bowl with their vegan options of dressings or sauces: Basil Pesto sauce, Sweet and Sour Chili sauce, soy sauce, Berry vinaigrette, Citrus Cilantro vinaigrette, Classic Balsamic vinaigrette, an assortment of vinegars, oil, and fresh lemon.
Get your bowl on at any of Giardino Gourmet Salad's 12 South Florida locations, visit www.giardinosalads.com to and learn more.