Quinoa Buddha Bowl with Beet-Tahini DressingMakes 2 bowls - This bowl appears to be quite basic, but that’s because the beet-tahini dressing is the real star here. Roasting the beet and blending it with the other ingredients results in a delectable, creamy dressing that adds punch to anything it accompanies. For the quinoa bowl 450g…

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Quinoa Buddha Bowl with Beet-Tahini Dressing

Makes 2 bowls - This bowl appears to be quite basic, but that’s because the beet-tahini dressing is the real star here. Roasting the beet and blending it with the other ingredients results in a delectable, creamy dressing that adds punch to anything it accompanies.

For the quinoa bowl

  • 450g (2 cups) kale, stemmed and chopped
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 360g (2 cups) cooked quinoa
  • 165g (1 cup) cooked chickpeas
  • 1 medium avocado, sliced
  • ½ medium lemon, halved
  • 120ml (½ cup) Beet-Tahini Dressing

For the dressing (makes 120ml or ½ cup)

  • 1 small beetroot, peeled
  • 60ml (¼ cup) water
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • Pinch of salt

Method

  • 1
    In a medium bowl, combine the kale and oil. Massage the kale with the oil for a couple minutes by hand, until tender and shiny.
  • 2
    Assemble each bowl with half of the quinoa, chickpeas, kale, and avocado. Garnish with a lemon wedge and serve with the dressing.
  • 3
    To make the dressing, preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Wrap the beetroot in tin foil to create a little pouch Place the pouch on a baking sheet and roast for about 45 minutes, until tender all the way through (stick a toothpick or fork into it to make sure). Remove it from the oven and let it cool down before proceeding.
  • 4
    In a blender, combine the beetroot, water, tahini, lemon juice, oil, garlic, cumin and salt. Blend on high for about 1 minute, until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as needed. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if desired.

recipe excerpted from Plant Power Bowls by permission of Sasquatch Books.

Quinoa Buddha Bowl with Beet-Tahini DressingMakes 2 bowls - This bowl appears to be quite basic, but that’s because the beet-tahini dressing is the real star here. Roasting the beet and blending it with the other ingredients results in a delectable, creamy dressing that adds punch to anything it accompanies. For the quinoa bowl 450g…

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Quinoa Buddha Bowl with Beet-Tahini DressingMakes 2 bowls - This bowl appears to be quite basic, but that’s because the beet-tahini dressing is the real star here. Roasting the beet and blending it with the other ingredients results in a delectable, creamy dressing that adds punch to anything it accompanies. For the quinoa bowl 450g…

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