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The Mighty Caesar Bowl

You'll be super satisfied and feeling good after eating this warming and comforting bowl of goodness. It is totally plant-based and gluten-free too!
Jan 28, 2021 | Joy McCarthy

This Mighty Caesar bowl is epically delicious! It is mighty yummy, it is mighty easy to make and it checks all the boxes in my nutritionist's heart.

It is totally plant-based, packed with tons of nourishing ingredients and it's got a nice crunch to it from the seeds.

You'll be super satisfied and feeling good after eating this warming and comforting bowl of goodness. Plus it's a convenient recipe if you do the prep work on the weekend for the sheet pan veggies. 

Sheet pan roasted veggies

I love sheet pan cooking and roasting up a ton of veggies on the weekend for warm and comforting salad bowls during busy weekdays.

I used Mother Raw bottled salad dressing which I know, is very unusual for me to use a prepared salad dressing! However, it checked all the boxes in terms of how healthy and insanely delicious it is. If you don't have this salad dressing, I would suggest this amazing and creamy hummus-based salad dressing instead.


This yummy salad dressing is:

  • Made with all organic, plant-based ingredients
  • Nothing artificial, free from preservatives, fillers, and artificial flavouring
  • Convenient and amazing 
  • Includes key superfood ingredients such as hemp hearts, cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil, and raw apple cider vinegar

They have tons of yummy dressings, dips, condiments and more. The one I used for this Mighty Caesar Bowl was the Caesar, obvi ;)

I love this bowl especially right now in the middle of winter. On our walk this morning, it was -18C. For those of you who don't know celcius, let me tell you - THAT IS COLD! This is the perfect bowl to warm you up especially if you want to get in your veggies but don't want to have a raw salad. 

This Mighty Caesar Bowl is 

  • Mighty good ;)
  • Gluten-free and vegan
  • Packed with gut-loving, digestive friendly fibre
  • Rich in vitamin C, B-vitamins, potassium, magnesium, iron and 100's of phytonutrients
  • Blood sugar balancing and fulfilling
  • Kid-friendly 
  • Easy to make

Roasted Veggie Bowl

Here's the recipe...

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  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 medium size beets, chopped (I used one red and one yellow beet)
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 2 parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • Half a small red onion, chopped
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped
  • Half a large cauliflower, chopped
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups kale, chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • Mother Raw Caesar Dressing, as much as you like!
  • Topping: Mixture of seeds - sesame, pumpkin and sunflower seeds
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Cover two sheet pans with parchment paper.
  2. Place beets, potato, parsnips and onion into a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with half the olive oil and sprinkle with half the garlic powder, dried rosemary and sea salt. Save the other half of those ingredients for seasoning the broccoli and cauliflower.
  3. Spread ingredients evenly over one of the parchment covered sheet pans. Next prepare the broccoli and cauliflower. You cook them on separate pans because they take less time to cook.
  4. Place brocc and cauli into a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with remaining olive oil and sprinkle with remaining garlic powder, dried rosemary and sea salt.
  5. On a second parchment-covered baking sheet, spread brocc and cauli evenly on sheet.
  6. Bake beets, potato, parsnips and onions for 35 minutes. Bake brocc and cauli for 25 minutes. If you sliced your veggies smaller than I did, they will cook faster. Broccoli and cauli burn faster than the other ingredients, so just watch them around the 20 minutes. All veggies will be fork tender when cooked. If they are not fork tender at the time I have suggested, bake for longer. Every oven is different so bake it to your liking.
  7. While the veggies are cooking, bring a pot of water and quinoa to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook with lid for 15-20 minutes until you can fluff quinoa with a fork.
  8. Meanwhile, chop up curly kale and massage with your hands to break down the tough fibre. Chop parsley.
  9. Now it's time to assemble your might caesar bowl! For a generous portion, divide quinoa into two bowls. Now mix in kale and parsley to each bowl. Top with roasted veggies. Pour desired amount of Mother Raw Caesar dressing into both bowls. I used about 1/3 a bottle for two salad bowls.
  10. Top with your favourite seeds - sesame, pumpkin and sunflower for a great nutritional boost and added crunch!


Serves 2 generously as a main meal or 4 as a side dish.
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You can easily make substitutions based on what you have. For instance, if you can't find parsnips or you don't like the taste, you could swap in carrots. Instead of quinoa you could use brown rice if you prefer.

Roasted veggies bowl


I can't wait to hear how much you love this warming and comforting salad bowl!

Have a joyous day my friend!

Joy xo 

Ps. This post is sponsored by Mother Raw, but all my opinions are my own. :)

Kay   •   January 28, 2021

This looks yummy! Could you substitute baby spinach for the kale? If you are pre-making your sheet pan veggies should they be reheated or is this bowl supposed to be served cold? Thanks!

Joy McCarthy   •   January 29, 2021

Karine   •   January 30, 2021

This was delicious! I love Mother Raw so when this recipe came up- I couldn't wait to try it! It did not disappoint! Thanks Joy :)

Joy McCarthy   •   January 31, 2021

Pauline S.   •   February 2, 2021

Omg this was so good! How long do you think this would keep in the fridge? Not that it'll last long :)

Joy McCarthy   •   February 3, 2021

Nicole B.   •   February 4, 2021

I never heard of Mother Raw, but I just put in my first order for a few things including the Caesar dressing so I can try this salad. I can't wait to get my order!

Joy McCarthy   •   February 5, 2021

Rebecca K.   •   February 25, 2021

10/10! Such a delicious salad and I love the addition of some crunchies to make it extra tasty. 😋

Joy McCarthy   •   February 25, 2021

Jan   •   April 9, 2021

You got me with "when you don't want a raw salad". In the dreary grey days of spring in the PNW I just don't eat as many veggies as I should. This is a great way to rectify that. Thank you!


Mj   •   May 7, 2024

This is truly delicious! A very tasty and extremely satisfying meal. Thank you!

Joy McCarthy   •   May 8, 2024

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