I think I’m late to the Buddha Bowl Party! In the unlikely event you didn’t know, a Buddha Bowl is simply a bowl full of really good, nutritious and delicious food, often with a sauce or dressing, all plant-based. I think the nearest traditional idea is Mezze, a style of serving food that is found wide-spread across the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
What’s great about all this…. Mezze … Buddha Bowl … is that you can create a meal of components … some cooked, some raw, some hot, some cold … which complement each other … and can be made in varying quantities … and then stored … and eaten at your leisure … in different combinations … and exactly to your liking.
How lovely is that?
So, here we have marinaded and roasted root vegetables, steamed broccoli and broad beans, chickpea and cucumber salad, roasted vegetable and tahini sauce and toasted sunflower seeds. Garnished with Sumac and Za’atar.
The Mezze I’ve created below serves 4 … but it’s a really great way of cooking for 1 … just make a batch and store, chilled!
MIDDLE-EASTERN BUDDHA BOWL
4 servings…one way or another !
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