Buddha Bowl with Tahini Dressing

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Kristianne

I'm a San Francisco city girl who loves to cook and enjoy the outdoors. My cooking style focuses on healthy recipes, but I have a huge sweet tooth that I am constantly fighting! When I'm not cooking/eating/photographing/writing about food, I'm at the hospital full-time or running. I'm addicted to blogging about food - www.mysanfranciscokitchen.com

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Buddha bowls are my new favorite way to get in all of my vegetables for the day. If you haven’t heard of them yet, I’m sure you’ve seen them around the web, since they’re kind of a thing right now. But what’s with the name?

They actually called “Buddha” bowls because they look like, well, a Buddha belly with all of those vegetables piled on top! In terms of what vegetables you can add to them, you can go crazy and add whatever you want! The base of this Buddha bowl is made with quinoa, and it is topped with some of my favorite vegetables, including bell pepper, radish, cauliflower, asparagus, carrots, kale and avocado. You can also switch it up and make the base out of brown rice, or mix in some cooked black beans. My favorite part about this bowl is the dressing—it is so delicious and adds so much flavor to this healthy vegetable quinoa salad.

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Buddha Bowl with Tahini Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup cooked kale
  • 1 radish, sliced
  • 1 carrot, thinly peeled into ribbons
  • 1/2 cup purple cauliflower
  • 1 asparagus, chopped
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Bring the water to a boil, then add the quinoa and turn to low heat and cover. Cook for about 20 minutes, then uncover, stir and cool.
  2. Add the olive oil, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, and maple syrup to a small Magic Bullet cup and blend well.
  3. Spread the quinoa over the bottom of a large bowl and top with the veggies, followed by the dressing.

Makes 1 large bowl.

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