Roasted Veggie Bowls with Lemon-Flaxseed Vinaigrette

A fried egg is the perfect topping for these nutrient rich vegetarian bowls. A simple vinaigrette brightens the dish up and packs a powerful Omega-3 punch!

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Roasted Veggie Bowls with Lemon-Flaxseed Vinaigrette: A fried egg is the perfect topping for these nutrient rich vegetarian bowls. A simple vinaigrette brightens the dish up and packs a powerful Omega-3 punch! #eatcleanwithbarleans #ad

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Clean eating. That term gets thrown around a lot these days. But what does it really mean?

To me, it’s all about eating things that are as close to their natural form as possible. So it’s choosing whole vegetables instead of prepackaged, precooked ones that have additives, preservatives, and the like.

Looking for items that aren’t processed, or only minimally, is taking a big step in the direction of eating clean.

You’ll get more nutritional value out of something that has a more direct path to your dinner plate. Look for food to look the way it looks in nature. Simple as that.

Roasted Veggie Bowls with Lemon-Flaxseed Vinaigrette: A fried egg is the perfect topping for these nutrient rich vegetarian bowls. A simple vinaigrette brightens the dish up and packs a powerful Omega-3 punch! #eatcleanwithbarleans #ad

And to me, one of the biggest things you can do to clean up your diet and eat more wholesome foods is to find a local farm to support.

If you follow me on Instagram or have seen my series, Big Flavors from the Farm, you know that I’m a big proponent for supporting local farms, farmers markets and purveyors. It’s always so fun to get to know the actual people behind the food that you feed your family, and I love being able to ask questions about their different offerings.

One of my favorite ways to find meal inspiration is to visit a local farmstand and see what looks good, then work from there.

Fresh produce & eggs from the local farm

And you don’t need to be fussy with how you prepare the ingredients! One of the my favorite simple, go-to methods is to roast a tray full of veggies and drizzle them with a fresh, homemade vinaigrette.

Bonus points for giving it a nutritional boost by swapping out the standard oil for Omega-3 dense flaxseed oil.

And even more bonus points for adding some ground flaxseeds for a bit of texture.

Flaxseeds are a raw, vegan source of Omega-3 fatty acids, lignans and dietary fiber. They’re easily added to so many different items – I like sprinkling them onto fruit and yogurt parfaits, but they’re also great in smoothies, salads, and baked goods. You can even make “eggs” out of them if you’re looking for a vegan egg substitute.

Though you know I’m always down to #putaneggonit.

Roasted Veggie Bowls with Lemon-Flaxseed Vinaigrette: A fried egg is the perfect topping for these nutrient rich vegetarian bowls. A simple vinaigrette brightens the dish up and packs a powerful Omega-3 punch! #eatcleanwithbarleans #ad

Topping roasted veggies with a fried egg is a great way to add protein and make a vegetarian meal feel more satisfying.

For these particular bowls, I took inspiration from a trip to my hometown farm. I went there to buy microgreens and ended up buying a whole array of goodies, including the beautiful oyster mushrooms, pea shoots, and eggs that I used for this meal.

These bowls would be a great way to use up any veggies you have on hand. Roasting brings out so much flavor, and having a variety of colors and textures makes for a beautiful, interesting meal.

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If you can’t find pea shoots, feel free to substitute any greens you have on hand. Baby arugula or a spring mix of salad greens would be great here, too.

The lemon vinaigrette adds the perfect amount of citrus to brighten up the dish and brings it all together.

We particularly liked how the runny egg yolk mixed with the other ingredients as we were eating, creating a luscious sauce. Totally delicious!

Roasted Veggie Bowls with Lemon-Flaxseed Vinaigrette: A fried egg is the perfect topping for these nutrient rich vegetarian bowls. A simple vinaigrette brightens the dish up and packs a powerful Omega-3 punch! #eatcleanwithbarleans #ad

Looking for more clean eating inspiration? Barlean’s also sent over a copy of Amie Valpone’s cookbook, Eating Clean, and let me tell you – there are oodles of beautiful, inspirational recipes here.

Definitely check it out, and if you’re around on Tuesday, March 28th at 1pm EST, they’re hosting a twitter party to discuss all things clean eating.

Barleans Eat Clean Twitter Party #eatcleanwithbarleans #ad

What are your favorite clean eating tips? I’d love to hear about them in the comments section below!


Roasted Veggie Bowls with Lemon-Flaxseed Vinaigrette

Total Time 30 minutes

Makes 2 Servings

Roasted Veggie Bowls with Lemon-Flaxseed Vinaigrette

A fried egg is the perfect topping for these nutrient rich vegetarian bowls. A simple vinaigrette brightens the dish up and packs a powerful Omega-3 punch!

Ingredients

For Veggies:
1 large sweet potato, halved and sliced into 1/2-inch thick pieces
3 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise, seeds removed
4 ounces oyster mushrooms
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
For the Vinaigrette:
2 tablespoons flax oil (I used Barlean's Lingan Flax Oil)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground flaxseed (I used Barlean's Forti-Flax)
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
To serve:
1-2 tablespoons grass-fed butter
2 eggs
Himalayan sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
1 cup pea shoots

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Place sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and mushrooms on a large, rimmed baking tray. Drizzle olive oil over top and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat, then arrange the veggies into a single layer. Transfer tray into the preheated oven and roast for 15 minutes, flip veggies over, and roast an additional 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
  3. While the veggies are roasting, in a small bowl whisk together vinaigrette ingredients.
  4. Melt butter in a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat. Crack eggs into the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Let cook until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny, basting with butter, if needed, to set the white.
  5. To serve, divide roasted veggies and pea shoots between 2 bowls. Top each bowl with a fried egg and drizzle with vinaigrette.

Notes

Original Recipe by Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen - Ashley Covelli

Big Flavors Rating: 5 Stars

https://bigflavorstinykitchen.com/roasted-veggie-bowls-lemon-flax-vinaigrette/

Roasted Veggie Bowls with Lemon-Flaxseed Vinaigrette: A fried egg is the perfect topping for these nutrient rich vegetarian bowls. A simple vinaigrette brightens the dish up and packs a powerful Omega-3 punch! #eatcleanwithbarleans #ad
  • Kristen Roberts

    Such pretty dishes – looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  • Melville Nicoletta

    I feel that the term clean eating is a bit overused this days. Love your definition and it is my way of eating. This beautiful looking and delicious bowl would be my go-to lunch, with lots of greens and an egg for some protein (sometimes I have it boiled, sometimes fried, sometimes in form of a frittata with the vegetables inside). 🙂

    • I totally agree. I feel like some people throw it onto dishes that just don’t quite seem “clean” – ha! Glad to hear my definition suits you and your diet. Sounds like we have a similar fondness for eggs and veggies!

  • Love your approach to clean eating and supporting local farms. That’s something I really want to do more of! We are lucky to have amazing farmers markets where I live, which does help a good deal. I’d love to try this bowl for lunch one day soon. 🙂

  • Alyssa @ A Bite of Inspiration

    This is such a healthy, delicious, and beautiful dish. Flaxeed oil is totally underrated and I’m glad you found such a great way to make it shine. Can’t wait to make it!