We’ve got protein, we’ve got veggie variety, we’ve got healthy fat, we’ve got carbs, we’ve got rhythm, we’ve got music, we’ve got basil. What could be better than a mix grill bowl of colorful food that covers all of your essential food groups? It’s a one-stop shop until your next well-rounded meal.
Easy like Monday morning.
Okay, false. These bowls are intricate.
…which is my fancy way of saying, this is the most complicated multi-step thing I’ve made for us in quite some time.
But just like most complicated things in life, they’re worth it.
Worth the challenge, worth the perseverance, worth the inner-boob sweat while hovering over your million-degree grill while it’s a million degrees outside, because: happy ending.
You see, underneath all those grilled bits of charred sensory overload is a pile of rice and beans. Just like a burrito bowl, just like you’re fueling up for a big race, just like you’re at the Copacabana sipping on caipirinhas, eating a mix grill bowl of flavor, while getting your back massaged by some otherwordly human, and reading the best dang work of fiction you ever laid eyeballs on.
Where was I going with that?
I got a little out of control with the grill, had leftover rice and beans that were begging to be bowl-ed, on top of loads of yogurt and fresh basil. What was I to do? Mix it all up in a fiesta of color and flavor, that’s what! Sure, it took a little more time to prepare than my standard dinner, but the heart wants what it wants.
The shrimp gets marinated in this pretty swell sauce of coconut milk, red curry paste, and paprika. The skrimplets soak up all sorts of flavor and really are the star of the whole dang bowl.
The grilled zucchini aaaand the grilled yellow squash, though. My favorite way to eat zucs and squash is straight off the grill. Plus, there’s something about grilled squash combined with a refreshing herby yogurt sauce – have you tried this mixture? It’s so on fleek.
And then the heirloom cherry tomatoes go pop in your mouth, with tangy red onion, and creamy avocado adding freshness that is SOFRESH.