As the title tells, this buddha bowl is all about greens!
Green is not just my favourite colour but also a clear indicator for a healthy food. (I think I don’t need to mention here that coloured foods such as green gummy bears don’t count.) Think all kinds of leafy greens, avocado, peas, bell pepper, cucumber, zucchini, herbs, broccoli, cabbage, edamame, green beans…
You know what else green veggies are abundant of? – PROTEIN.
Does this information make them more appealing to you? I hope so! Greens are healthy, make you feel good and brighten up your plate.
For this buddha bowl I decided to go for a simple sunflower seed dressing.
If you have never tried sunflower seed butter, please do so! It’s my favourite salad dressing base. It’s high in fat like oil but also comes with protein and lots of incredibly healthy micronutrients. Since I discovered sunflower seed butter I have never made an oil-based dressing ever again!!
In my opinion, a good salad dressing needs to contain the following flavours: sweet, salty (or spicy), fatty and sour. Coconut blossom sirup, soy sauce, sunflower seed butter and lime juice cover these flavours in this recipe.
If you don’t have all ingredients at hand, you can substitue some with whatever you have at home. That’s what I love about buddha bowls. You can mix & match your favourite ingredients in endless combinations. For example, you could replace lamb’s lettuce with spinach, or green peas with chickpeas.
The sweet & salty salad dressing goes incredibly well with peas and broccoli though, so I recommend to try this combo!
Green Goddess Buddha Bowl
- 0.5 avocado
- 300 g frozen peas
- 300 g frozen carrots
- 100 g red quinoa
- 1 handful of steamed broccoli
- 1 handful of lamb's lettuce
- 0.5 cucumber
For the sauce
- 1 tbsp coconut blossom sirup
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- sunflower seed butter
- 0.5 lime