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Butternut Squash, Cashews and Greens Bulgur Bowl with Tahini [Vegan, Clean]

It’s that time for this month’s Recipe Redux post! Get inspired by all of the wonderful plant powered protein bowls that you can find in this post that will keep you set for all your protein bowl needs 🙂 Try out this vegan clean Butternut Squash, Nuts and Greens Bulgar Bowl with Tahini while you’re at it!

Butternut Squash, Cashews and Greens Bulgur Bowl with Tahini [Vegan, Clean]

This month’s post is all about plant power and protein! This was our prompt for the month’s theme:

Packed with protein, fiber and color, plant power bowls are trendy and delicious. Show us the healthy recipe that’s in your bowl.

I saw this and was like protein check, fiber check, power bowl check. I’ve got this. You guys know that I love my protein and I love my fiber so I was all over this one. I wasn’t sure if plant powered meant vegetarian per-say, but since I wasn’t sure, I decided to make it so. The hard part was deciding which recipe to use. You see, I have TONS of recipes stocked to share with you guys. The problem is that I just don’t have the time I wish I had to post all of them.

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The great thing about having a stock is having plenty to choose from. The hard part about having a stock is having a lot to choose from haha. I was down between too (ironically they both have butternut squash in it) but this one had greens in it and the other did not so I decided on this one since it had more plants in it! This bowl is warm and hearty and perfect for fall. It’s also vegan and clean and needs less than 10 ingredients! Of course it is also packed with protein and fiber :). I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Don’t forget to check out the other awesome recipes for plant powered bowls below.

Butternut Squash, Cashews and Greens Bulgur Bowl with Tahini [Vegan, Clean]

Butternut Squash, Cashews and Greens Bulgur Bowl with Tahini [Vegan, Clean]

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 bowl
Author AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon


  • 1/4-1/2 cup bulgur (can be dry or cooked already)
  • 1/3 cup butternut squash diced
  • 1/3 cup broccoli chopped
  • 1/4 t garlic minced
  • handful spinach
  • 1/2 t tahini
  • ~10 cashews *optional toasted


  1. This can be either done in the microwave, or stovetop. 


  1. This is great if you already have pre-cooked bulgur

  2. Add your butternut squash, broccoli and spinach in a bowl with a little bit of water and cook for ~1 min or until tender/wilted

  3. Drain any excess water and then add the rest of the ingredients aside from the tahini and microwave for an additional minute or until hot

  4. Stir in tahini and top with cashews

  5. Eat and enjoy!


  1. Add your bulgur, butternut squash, broccoli and liquid (~2:1 bulgur to liquid ratio) to a pot and bring to a boil

  2. Simmer for ~30min while adding the spinach in the last 5 minutes or so) or until bulgur is cooked and vegetables are tender. 

  3. Drain any excess liquid and stir in your remaining ingredients

  4. Eat and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

1. This recipe is easily multiplied to make more servings! The vegetable amounts can also be varied according to your preference! 2. I make my own tahini, but if you use store bought, please check the ingredient list to try and get one that is clean. 3. Feel free to toast your cashews if you so choose!

I link up with Deborah and Sarah’s, and running on happy’s/ the fit foodie mama’s Meatless Monday, #recipeoftheweek, Best of the BlogosphereHomestead Blog Hop,  glutenfreefridays,#healthyveganfridays,  What’s for Dinner, Sunday Fitness and FoodGraciousPantry

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  • Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com October 29, 2016, 10:57 PM

    Love this creative dish, especially the tahini in it…YUM!! Thanks for sharing at Sunday Fitness & Food 🙂

  • Rachel October 24, 2016, 6:46 PM

    I love tahini. This looks awesome.

  • Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner October 24, 2016, 3:55 PM

    My kind of dinner for sure bulgar wheat is so delicious. thanks for linking up today for meatless Monday

  • Farrah October 24, 2016, 2:36 PM

    So glad that I just so happened to pick up some butternut squash at the store today–this looks awesome!

  • Lauren O'Connor October 24, 2016, 12:30 PM

    Love adding Butternut squash to my Fall dishes. This combo including the bulgar and tahini sounds delish!!

  • Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands October 24, 2016, 10:51 AM

    Love the butternut squash tahini combo, simply delicious. Thank you for linking up with us for Meatless Monday!

  • Helen at the Lazy Gastronome October 24, 2016, 9:06 AM

    Sounds healthy!! (Looks pretty good too!) Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

  • Annmarie October 24, 2016, 8:42 AM

    Mmmm tahini and butternut squash sounds like an amazing combo!

  • Kimmythevegan October 23, 2016, 6:20 PM

    Sounds great! Easy to make and packed with everything – just what every good bowl needs =)

  • rachel @ athletic avocado October 23, 2016, 10:02 AM

    so obsessed with butternut squash right now so I know that i would love this bowl of goodness 🙂

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon October 23, 2016, 2:56 PM

      Right?! Butternut squash is where it’s at. So good. I only got into it a few years ago too. I hope you do love the bowl!

  • Sonali- The Foodie Physician October 22, 2016, 11:29 PM

    I love butternut squash in anything! This bowl looks nutritious and easy to make and I love the addition of cashews.

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon October 23, 2016, 2:55 PM

      Yeah, I only found out a few years ago how delicious butternut squash is! I wish it were easier to cut up, but aside from that I love it. Thanks!

  • Autumn @ AutumnPTW.com October 21, 2016, 9:37 PM

    First time reader here, stopped over from Recipe Redux Link up. Whats not to love about cashews and a clean power bowl?! Cant wait to see more!

  • rsky October 21, 2016, 1:40 PM

    Yummmmm can’t wait to try this!! I love fall root vegetables, and getting my protein in is so important! Can’t wait to see more of your recipes!

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon October 21, 2016, 4:32 PM

      Thanks! I hope you love it! I wish I could get my recipes out quicker. This whole residency thing is a real time sucker. I have so many yummy ones I can’t wait to share

  • Mary Ellen @ VNutrition October 21, 2016, 12:55 PM

    I hear you, I have so many recipes I want to share but actually doing so takes time!

    Your veggie protein bowl looks amazing! I never eat enough bulgur but I really love it.

    Thanks so much for linking up with us for Healthy Vegan Fridays! I’m Pinning and sharing!

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon October 21, 2016, 4:31 PM

      Yeah I also forget that I like it so much! Who knew how long it can take to get a post together. Seriously, I had no idea haha before I started all this. Major kudos to everyone who does it.

  • Dietitian Jess October 21, 2016, 7:21 AM

    I always forget to use my tahini- it makes such a delicious topping! Thanks for the reminder!

  • Kelly Jones October 21, 2016, 6:14 AM

    I love using cashews and tahini for some vegan creaminess, too! I haven’t used bulgur in awhile so I will have to get on this. Love that grain!

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