Fountain of Youth Taste of Greece Buddha Bowl.

By Jackie DeKnock  ,   

June 14, 2020

Greek cuisine follows the Mediterranean diet, studies have found that the well-balanced Mediterranean diet can be key to living a long and healthy life. In fact, inhabitants of the "Blue Zone" Greek island of Ikaria have held the keys to longevity for centuries. Buddha Bowls are all the rage right now, a big bowl of plant-based goodness that offers a completely balanced meal & customized to your liking!

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • 20 mins

    25 mins

    45 mins

  • Yields: Servings 6

Ingredients

Create-Your-Own Buddha Bowl Base:

1 cup cooked long-grain brown rice

1 can organic lentils, rinsed, drained (or make DIY dried lentils from scratch)

1 can organic chickpeas (or make DIY dried chickpeas from scratch)

Toppings.

Spinach, coarsely chopped

Red pepper, cubed

Avocado, cubed

Cherry tomatoes, halved

Sweet potatoes, diced and roasted

Carrots, finely diced

Cucumber, diced

Olives, sliced

Grapes, sliced in half

Greek Lemon Tahini Dressing

4 tablespoons sesame tahini

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

6 tablespoons water

6-8 tablespoon lemon juice, to taste

1 teaspoon onion powder

2 teaspoons oregano

4 teaspoons coconut palm sugar (or your favourite sweetner), to taste

4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt

Garnish.

Cilantro & parsley, coarsely chopped

Sesame Seeds

A splash of love

Method

Buddha Bowl.

Prepare rice, lentils, chickpeas according to directions. Prepare other vegetable & fruit toppings.

Greek Lemon Tahini Dressing.

Combine ingredients together in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Keep covered and refrigerated. Keeps 5-7 days.

Buddha Bowl Serving.

Divide brown rice, lentils, chickpeas into 6 bowls. Top with toppings to create a ‘taste’ of Greece.

Drizzle with dressing, garnish with herbs and sesame seeds. Enjoy your bowls! Stay Young!

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