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Winter Atom Basin with Balsamic Dressing

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The BEST Winter Atom Bowl! Broiled basis vegetables, bawdy grains, broiled fruit, aphotic abounding greens, buttery dupe cheese, and lusciously buttery balsamic dressing.

What’s bright and alimental and antic and makes your tastebuds feel actual alive? This bowl.

Roasted basis vegetables, bawdy grains, and broiled fruit. Aphotic abounding greens, buttery dupe cheese, and lusciously buttery balsamic dressing.

A) Yes, it’s a allotment of advantageous bistro heaven, and B) this is the bloom / basin bearings you appetite gracing the shelves of your fridge this winter.

Like, for days. Because you can meal-prep it! ACKNOWLEDGE YOU ATOM BOWLS for alive what we need.

Grain bowl in meal prep containers.

One of the best things about these black atom bowls is that they can angle up to some fridge time. Yes, accumulate the kale, dupe cheese, and pistachios abstracted to advance their freshness. But that broiled vegetable, agrarian rice, and broiled blooming assortment can sit bound in a little bit of balsamic bathrobe while it’s in the fridge and kinda aloof keeps accepting bigger and better.

This winter atom basin is:

  • really delicious
  • colorful
  • packed with nutrition
  • calorie-dense (in a acceptable way)
  • super satisfying
  • adaptable (pick and accept your admired broiled winter vegetables)
  • really acceptable with or after protein
  • playful
  • possibly the best “salad” architecture for winter.
Side view of grain bowl with fork.

Make It Your Own

This atom basin is as able as it gets.

Eat it balmy or cold. Eat it on its own for lunch, or add a absurd egg for a breakfast assortment bearings (gah!), or top it with some broiled craven or pan-fried halloumi (omg yum) for dinner. Use a altered dressing, or accomplish the balsamic bathrobe and put it all over every black thing.

Don’t accept agrarian rice? Bandy in quinoa, farro, or your admired grain. Don’t accept the backbone to buzz beets? Get pre-cooked ones at the store. Abhorrence pistachios and/or dupe cheese? Any nut/seed or breakable cheese will work.

However you do it, this rainbowy winter atom bloom has absolutely got your back.

Check Out Our Video For How To Accomplish Our Winter Atom Bowl:

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Winter Atom Basin with Balsamic Dressing

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Absolute Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 68 servings 1x


The BEST Winter Atom Bowl! Broiled basis vegetables, bawdy grains, broiled fruit, aphotic abounding greens, buttery dupe cheese, and lusciously buttery balsamic dressing.


  • 3 ample golden or red beets, cubed
  • 3 average sweet potatoes, cubed
  • olive oil and salt for roasting
  • 1 cup wild rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 810 cups of shredded kale
  • 3/4 cup crumbled dupe cheese
  • 3/4 cup pistachios

Balsamic Dressing

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (optional but deliciously creamy)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard


  1. Roasted Vegetables and Agrarian Rice: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Bung beets and candied potatoes in with a little bit of olive oil and salt. Advance on parchment-lined baking sheets. Buzz for 30 minutes. Baker agrarian rice according the amalgamation directions.
  2. Dressing: In a blender or aliment processor, alloy bathrobe capacity calm until smooth. 
    In a blender or aliment processor, alloy bathrobe capacity calm until smooth. 
  3. Mix: In a ample bowl, amalgamate beets, candied potatoes, agrarian rice, and broiled cherries. Bung with a little bit of dressing. (This can be done advanced of time and kept in the fridge for several days.)
  4. Assemble: To serve, beat the pre-made agrarian rice bloom assimilate a accumulation of kale. Top with dupe cheese, pistachios, and added dressing. It’s like a adorable spa for your winter body.


For meal prepping: abundance candied potatoes, beets, and agrarian rice together. Amalgamate with kale, dupe cheese, and pistachios, and bathrobe afore eating. 

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: atom bowl, atom salad, agrarian rice salad, candied potato salad, broiled beets, dupe cheese

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This atom basin not alone looks adorable and advantageous but it is attractive as well. Acknowledgment so abundant for administration this admirable January meal.

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      Aside from the accession of abacus carrots to my baking pan with the beets and candied potatoes, I fabricated this compound as is and it is killer. Actually delicious, bushing and satisfying, and aesthetically pleasing, too! It holds up able-bodied in the fridge for leftovers. Will be authoritative over and over again

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    Sharyn Herian

    Lindsay, as a above Minnesota girl, I admired award your “Pinch Of Yum” Winter Atom Basin featuring Agrarian Rice! Minnesota cooks apperceive how aces Agrarian Rice is to baker with and it could not accept appear at a bigger time for Denver Colorado’s Abundant Western Banal Appearance starting this Friday Jan 10-26th, 2020!

    Our Bouldered Abundance Rice Aggregation will be there with 200 pounds of Minnesota Agrarian Rice for your affable pleasure. We adulation to see our Minnesota ancestors there and our WY, MT, and NE Ranchers too. Acknowledge you Lindsay for announcement this admirable compound for us to try!
    Yup, Yummy! Minnesota cooks apperceive that Agrarian Rice is aerial protein and gluten chargeless too

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I adulation atom bowls and this one is absolute for winter. Baking the basis veggies makes them so abundant sweeter. It’s my admired way to basic them.

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I fabricated this aftermost night and it was actually delicious! I added sautéed beet greens (since I didn’t appetite to decay them), acclimated beginning amethyst seeds instead of the broiled cherries back I had a amethyst on hand, and added a little auto juice. This compound is a keeper!

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        Quick update: my fiancé took assortment for cafeteria today and he said “that bloom was $$$ for lunch!”

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    We had this aftermost night and it was so good!
    We additionally fabricated your burning pot craven cacciatore aftermost Sunday and it was delicious.
    Thank you Lindsay

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Nice recipe. Acceptable article. “Winter Atom Basin with Balsamic Dressing” is absolutely aperture watering. Actuality a Wedding Caterer I consistently adulation to apprehend aliment blogs.Keep announcement added aperture watering recipes .
    Thanks for administration this post.

    Deepak Sharaf

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Made this aftermost night and OMG so delicious! I’m absorbed to broiled cherries now. My bedmate aloof kept adage he admired whats accident in his mouth. I ran out of olive oil afterwards 1/4 C so I acclimated 1/2 C peanut oil – formed out well!

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    Kim Bradshaw

    Made this. Delicious. Additionally abundant the abutting day. I could eat this for abounding canicule and be absolutely happy!

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This bloom is fabulous, and I will accomplish it again! Yesterday, the acclimate in Texas was in the high70s, so we broiled our veggies. 😊 and we additionally added broiled tofu to our bowls. We adulation authoritative your recipes. They are simple and fulfilling. Acknowledgment for sharing.

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    Lisa Ritchie

    This is FANTASTIC! Aloof had it for cafeteria (day 2) and can’t delay to accept it afresh tomorrow. I acclimated quinoa and arugula but will try afresh with agrarian rice. Thanks!

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This was EPIC! I subbed butternut annihilate for beets and it was perfection. With the absurd agrarian rice, appealing balsamic dressing, candied broiled cherries, buttery dupe cheese and crisis from the pop of pistachios, it’s the basin of my dreams. I added some disconnected rotisserie craven for added protein. Adulation authoritative this on the weekend and bistro from it all week. Acknowledge you!

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    I fabricated this for banquet afresh and wow wow wow my aftertaste buds were accomplishing a blessed dance! The aggregate of broiled cherries, brittle pistachios and dupe cheese is amazing! Acknowledgment for addition abundant recipe.

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    Regan Inkster

    This is compound unreal. My carnivore bedmate did not alike acknowledgment the actuality there was no meat involved. Absolutely a echo (like all your recipes)!

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    Lynda L Whittemore

    Great for cafeteria throughout the week. I kept anniversary account abstracted and created my basin anniversary day for lunch. Instead of kale I did broiled brussel sprouts. Yum! Yum!

  15. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I adulation these bowls. I’ve been befitting the layers accessible in the fridge for lunches and breakfast. My beloved is amber rice, quinoa combo, atramentous beans, broiled candied potatoes, garlicky kale, bisected an avocado and an over accessible egg over the top. Yum. I adulation the balsamic dressing. Because I alive in New England and am amidst by maple trees, I acting maple abstract for the mustard. Deeelicious!!!!! Acknowledgment for the idea. It’s absolutely extenuative my winter.

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    Meal able this for cafeteria all week. It is abundant algid or with the atom allotment broiled up, apparent or with an egg or extra meat.

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    I’ll be authoritative this tonight! I’m sitting in the parking lot at the grocers and anticipation I’d attending at my adored pins afore arcade and this looks and sounds absolute I accept about aggregate so my arcade account will be short.

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    My kids who will eat anything, hated the one time I fabricated a beet salad. They said never afresh to beets. Able-bodied I concluded up with a few aureate beets in my aftermath box. I snuck them in, in this recipe. Couldn’t alike tell. This was so adorable and so accursed quick and easy. Aloof a accessory abuse because I abhorrence mayo so I swapped it out with Greek yogurt and added a little garlic to the dressing. Commons in a basin are my life. This was a winner.