I feel like buddha bowls are everywhere right now and I’m totally happy to jump on that bandwagon! “______ bowls” are some of my favorite dishes ever….whether it’s a sushi/poke bowl, a burrito bowl, a falafel bowl, etc. I love a good buffet of ingredients that can be tossed (or nicely arranged) together into a large bowl and eaten like a salad that’s not really a salad, which makes it even that much better.
Since it’s officially spring, we wanted to start the season off the right way with a fresh and delicious bowl of vegetables, that’s also extremely hearty (Oh so probably a good time to mention that this dish is 100% vegan! Yay!) While I love everything in this bowl it’s really all about the creamy, velvety, luscious cashew cream sauce that’s just SO.GOOD. It’s basically like crack. I could probably drink a huge glass of this stuff, it’s THAT good. I also love how versatile this sauce is; I literally drizzle it onto anything. We also topped our bowl off with some “everything seasoning” because why not, right?
I also love this dish because you can have it hot or cold. I can’t even tell you how much a love cold roasted veggies. They’re just so good…especially beets! I swear it’s like natures candy. Yum! Anyway, get in the kitchen and whip this bowl up, it’s totally worth it, I promise. Enjoy! xx, Jenny
Ingredients: 3 cups cooked red quinoa Directions:
Light and Fresh Buddha Bowl Topped with a Creamy Roasted Garlic Cashew Sauce
Creamy roasted garlic cashew sauce:
1 1/4 cups raw cashews
3/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock
1 head roasted garlic cloves
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (or sub with 2 teaspoons onion powder + 1 teaspoon dry mustard)
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups chopped, roasted sweet potato
2 cups roasted cauliflower florets
2 cups chick peas, drained
4 small red beet, peeled, cut into 1/6’s and roasted
1 avocado, diced
4 large dino kale leaves, ribs removed, thinly sliced and massaged
1. For cashew sauce: Place all ingredients into a blender and blend for 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce is completely smooth with a good drizzle consistency. Adjust seasonings and set aside.
2. To assemble: Set out four wide and shallow bowls and fill each with 3/4 cup quinoa. Divide the remaining ingredients in even, small piles into each bowl of quinoa. Lightly season each bowl with salt and pepper and drizzle with as much or as little cashew sauce as desired. Finish each bowl with a sprinkle of everything seasoning and serve.
3 cups cooked red quinoa