Buddha Bowl

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Ingredients

Serves 1

 

  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • Sprinkle of sumac
  • 1 teaspoon rapeseed oil
  • 1 teaspoon sunflower seeds
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin seeds
  • 1 beetroot, peeled and grated on the large grate
  • 1/2 apple, grated on the large grate
  • 1 capful rapeseed oil
  • 1 capful cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 4 walnuts
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced
  • Handful coriander leaves
  • 5 slices of chilli, optional
  • Hummous to serve, optional

Timings

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

Buddha Bowl

A Buddha Bowl is a delicious way to create variety in your diet and eat the rainbow. It has become a fancy term but at it’s core it is about balancing the different healthful types of food that you eat, and not eating too much of any one thing. They tend to be vegetarian based, and I’ve added eggs here for protein. You might have had one at a restaurant before, and now is the time to start making your own!

Method

Heat a teaspoon of rapeseed oil in a small frying pan over a high heat. Add the sweet potato and turn down to a medium heat. Sprinkle over the sumac and fry off gently for 10 minutes, turning from time to time. Add the pumpkin and sunflower seeds and cook for a further 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, bring a small saucepan to the boil. Add the eggs and cook for 4 minutes 30 seconds. Take off the heat, drain, peel and halve.

Next prepare the grated beetroot and apple by placing them in a bowl. Mix with the capfuls of oil and vinegar, and season with salt, pepper and sugar. Crumble through the walnuts.

To assemble layer the sweet potatoes, eggs, beetroot slaw and avocado around the plate in sections so that you can dip in and out of flavours, textures and colours as you please. Add a heaped handful of whole coriander leaves and stems, and scatter over the chilli slices and hummous.

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You increase the amounts in this recipe to serve more, or to keep some for the coming days. The sweet potato and beetroot and apple slaw will hold in the fridge for up to 3 days.”

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