A Sweetgreen copycat but better! These bowls are brimming with nutritious ingredients including fresh kale, crisp sweet apples, roasted Brussels sprouts, tender sweet potatoes, a chewy wild rice blend, crunchy nuts, and tangy feta. And it's all finished with a sweet and tart lemon dressing.
Note that if you like a generous dressing double it up but still only use 1.5 tsp lemon zest. These bowls are very lightly dressed as is but I've found it to be just enough.
For the dressing: In a mixing bowl whisk together 1/3 cup olive oil, the lemon juice, lemon zest, honey, dijon mustard and season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
Prepare rice according to directions on package.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a rimmed 18 by 13-inch baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
Place Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes on baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp olive oil, sprinkle with rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper to taste and toss (you can keep sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts separate or just toss together).
Bake in preheated oven 20 minutes. Remove from oven and toss then continue to bake until veggies are tender, about 15 minutes longer.
Among five pasta style bowls divide kale, cooked wild rice blend, sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts, cooked chicken, apples, almonds and feta.
Whisk dressing again then divide dressing among servings (adding about 1.5 Tbsp to each).
*Tri-color quinoa, farro, or brown rice will work in place of the wild rice blend.
**You can use rotisserie chicken or I cook 1 1/4 lbs chicken breasts in a skillet. To do so pound them out even and a bit thinner. Season with garlic and onion powder, salt and pepper. Heat a little olive oil in skillet then sear the chicken about 5 minutes per side or until cooked through.