Buddha bowl with sweet potato fries and hummus

Hi my fellow foodies!
There is one special dish that I love most on instagram. It’s so colourful and pretty which is not very usual when it comes to savoury posts (the reason why so many health bloggers only post pancakes and oats with pretty toppings). The dish is one with a lot of veggies, which makes it so healthy and nourishing!

I’m of course talking about buddha bowls. They are huge bowls of raw and cooked veggies, grains, beans, and even fruits, nuts and seeds which you have for lunch. Mostly aligned nicely in a circle. I don’t use recipes for my buddha bowls.  I usually just use whatever I already have cooked, chopped, ready, on hand. But now I’m sharing one recipe that you guys can use as an inspiration for your own buddha bowls! If you make one, please remember to tag me so I can see them!

Oh and I’m also revealing the secret of my sweet potato fries in this post, so better read it even though you already know how to make buddha bowls!

INGREDIENTS
For the veggie bowl:
1 carrot, sliced
6 cherry tomatoes, cut into halfs
1/2 zucchini, spiralized
handful of chickpeas
handful of bean sprouts
1/2 aubergine
1/2 sweet potato
olive oil
salt, pepper and paprika spice

For the hummus:
1 can (about 310g) chickpeas
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp nut butter of choice (preferably tahini or almond butter)
1 tbsp olive oil (optional)
2 tbsp soy yogurt (optional)
lemon juice
salt, pepper and chilli
fresh coriander if available

HOW TO:
1. Spiralize, slice and cut the carrot, cherry tomatoes and the zucchini. These are served raw.
2. Fry the beans, thin slices of the aubergine and the chickpeas for about 10 mins in olive oil (and about 2 tbsp water for the aubergine) and season with salt, pepper and paprika spice.
3. Peel and then cut the sweet potato into slices and marinate them in a mix of 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp almond flour and 1tsp salt. Then put them into the oven at 180°C for about half an hour. Make sure that the slices don’t touch each other too much, otherwise they will turn soft instead of crispy. You might want to put the heat up for the last 5 minutes to make your fries even crispier.
4. For the hummus, just blend all the ingredients together and make it as spicy as you like.
5. Serve the veggies alligned prettily with (lots of!) hummus and enjoy! I wish this didn’t take as much time, otherwise I’d have it every single day!
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