A store cupboard abundance bowl

A store cupboard abundance bowl

I love the idea of abundance bowls, which I think were coined by My New Roots to describe a bowl of healthy food – overflowing with life. It’s basically a nicer way of describing a big salad.

Before my house move last week, I decided to use up some of the bits I had in the store cupboards, combined with a couple of fresh ingredients, to create a really fantastic looking (and tasting!) abundance bowl.

I’ve listed out a recipe below, but really I think the basic idea is to just bring together loads of vegetables, with some seeds, beans and a healthy grain of some kind.

A store cupboard abundance bowl


  • 75g organic pearled spelt
  • 3 sprigs dill
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup chopped beetroot
  • 1/4 cucumber, cubed
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1 tomato, cubed
  • 1 tbsp chopped sundried tomatoes
  • 1 can cannellini beans, drained
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Step one: Cook the spelt following the instructions on the package.

Step two: Meanwhile, put all the other ingredients apart from the lemon, mustard and olive oil into a big bowl.

Step three: Whisk together the lemon, dijon mustard and olive oil to create a creamy dressing. Pour over the salad.

Voila! This served two people as a lunch time meal.

A store cupboard abundance bowl

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