Buddha bowl; where does the term come from?
There are many different reasons why we may call it a Buddha bowl but the one we're going with is that the the round shape of the overstuffed bowl reminds us of Buddha's belly!
That being said, there is no precise rule on how to make one, so here is a quick and tasty recipe, rich in protein, fiber, which will make your mouth water and satisfy that rumbling belly!
1 avocado (cubed)
1 cup of spinach leaves
2 sweet potatoes (peeled and diced)
1/2 cup of ILIOS chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
5 cherry tomatoes (halved)
1/2 cup of ILIOS quinoa (cooked)
2 tbsp. of ILIOS olive oil
1/4 cup of tahini
1 tbsp. of maple syrup
Mix of spices to taste (cumin, chili, garlic powder, turmeric, oregano, salt and pepper)
Sauté the chickpeas in a pan for 10 minutes, adding olive oil and desired spices which will give them a nice touch of flavor.
Preheat your oven to 425°. Sprinkle the sweet potatoes with olive oil and bake for 10-15 min.
Prepare your dressing by mixing the tahini, maple syrup, and the juice of half a lime in a small bowl.
To serve, delicately place all the ingredients in a large bowl, but keep them separate for presentation purposes. Add half of the remaining lime (cut into quarters) for a pretty fresh touch.
When it's time to eat, pour your homemade dressing over your Buddha bowl!
Easy, healthy and delicious! Doesn't that make you want one?