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Make this vegan buddha bowl for dinner tonight
Preparation 30 minutes
Serves 1

Make this vegan buddha bowl for dinner tonight

Method

Feeling like you need a little extra TLC tonight?Whip up a dinner with a difference. This one bowl meal is delicious and jam packed with all the good things.

Sarah Aldrich is the cook behind vegan foodie blog, Well and Full and this vegan buddha bowl is one of her creations. It’s a meal that is all about nourishment (and the perfect mid-weeker). Overflowing with whole grains, spices, good fats and greens, this yummy bowl will give your nutrient intake a boost.

buddha bowl

How to make it:
  1. Start by cooking the quinoa. Bring 2 cups water to a boil, then add quinoa. Simmer for about 15 minutes until all water is absorbed. When done, remove from heat and keep covered for about 10 minutes so quinoa can absorb any excess water.
  2. Preheat oven to 425. In a bowl, toss chickpeas, oil, and spices until chickpeas are evenly coated. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, bake chickpeas for 15 minutes. When done, remove from oven and let cool.
  3. To make red pepper dressing, add all dressing ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Finally, assemble the buddha bowls. In two bowls, add quinoa, mixed greens, avocado, and chickpeas. Drizzle everything with red pepper sauce, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  5. Enjoy!

Sarah Aldrich is the creator of Well and Full. A blog where she shares healthy, plant-based recipes with a seasonal twist. Aldrich believes that food is medicine, and that we can live our best lives through a healthy balance of nutrition and indulgence. For more recipes visit Well and Full

Ingredients

  • Quinoa:
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 Cups Water
  • Chickpeas:
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder
  • ? Tsp Turmeric
  • ½ Tsp Oregano
  • Red Pepper Sauce:
  • 1 Red Capsicum, ribs and seeds removed
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Juice from 1 Lemon
  • ½ Tsp Pepper
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ½ Tsp Paprika
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Cilantro
  • Everything Else:
  • Mixed greens
  • An avocado
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish