Buddha bowls with creamy turmeric tahini sauce
For when you are feeling virtuous... Buddha bowls are a brilliant way to get all your basic food groups in a single meal. All you need is a cooked legume/protein, a grain, a vegetable, and a sauce. Thrown in some seeds or sprinkles for texture, and you've got yourself a deliciously, virtuous, healthy buddha bowl.
They are an awesome way to use up those odds and ends in the back of the fridge - use up that extra rice from Monday's stir fry, the wilted spinach from yesterday's brunch, or that can of beans which has been gathering dust at the back of the cupboard.
Basically, you can throw together a brilliant bowl from whatever you have lying around. All you need is:
- a starch - think brown rice, quinoa, millet, roasted sweet potato, or pumpkin
- a protein - roasted chickpeas, cooked blackbeans, grilled mushrooms, or marinated tofu
- a vegetable - grilled asparagus, green beans, brocollini, wilted spinach, eggplant, chargrilled capsicum
- a sauce - hummus, guacamole, or the creamy turmeric-tahini sauce from the recipe below.
- a texture - toasted seeds, chopped nuts, sprouts, or fried shallots.
The concoction below is something a little more planned (and equally delicious), but the basic bones are the same. Feel free to switch up anything below with whatever you have lurking around, and douse everything in that creamy tahini-turmeric sauce.