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buddha bowl

Luscious Bowls: Buddha Bowl

buddha bowl

Food bowls are trendy, easy to make look good on Instagram, and surprisingly healthy and tasty. The fun thing about creating a bowl of food is that anything goes. Savoury or sweet, traditional flavours or just the things you like together, food bowls are the thing you should try at your next braai.

As the name suggests, a Buddha bowl is filled with healthy ingredients, mostly vegetables, nuts and grains, arranged in an artful way that represents one of the key Buddhist concepts of balance. What can sound a bit boring is far from the truth. Extra flavour is added with spices and herbs, and these bowls are delicious and healthy.

For the Rub

Olive oil
Smoked paprika
Salt and pepper
Lemon zest

Ingredients for the Buddha Bowl

Cauliflower steaks
Rice or wheat noodles, cooked in salted boiling water for 3 – 4 minutes
Butternut, cubed and baked for 20 minutes with olive oil and salt
Beetroot sticks
Rocket
Coriander
Lentils, cooked in boiling water (or use canned lentils)

Hot laksa sauce

1 tablespoon yellow curry paste
Olive oil
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic (1 clove)
1/2 tin coconut cream
Squeeze of lime

Combine the ingredients for the rub and use it to coat the cauliflower steaks on both sides. Place on a braai grid and cook until slightly soft, but still firm. Prepare the vegetables and assemble the bowl using the noodles as the centre point. For the sauce add a little oil to a saucepan, heat and add the yellow curry paste to release the flavours, add the ginger and garlic, and stir in the coconut cream. Add a squeeze of lime and pour over the bowl.