This Vegan Buddha Bowl with Spicy Peanut Dressing is a sure fire way to fill your belly with a mass of healthy nutrients and have a great tasting lunch too.
This Vegan Buddha Bowl with Spicy Peanut Dressing recipe came to be after being challenged by Iceland to create a nutritious and tasty vegan meal. And as a great starting point I could use any of the products from their frozen superfood range.
I plumped for their Zesty Bean Quinoa which contains a bunch of powerhouse ingredients. Perfect for soothing and nourishing after the excesses of Christmas.
The more I use Iceland products, the more impressed I become at their core messages and quality standards. This little bag of quinoa for example only contains ingredients that you would find in your own kitchen. Real foods like lemon zest, parsley and garlic. I don’t know about you but I’ve come to expect pre-made food to be loaded with preservatives and artificial everything.
I guess as frozen food is preserved by the freezer, Iceland can focus on the real food instead of the man made additives to lengthen the shelf life. Go figure.
And so, onto the Vegan Buddha Bowl with Spicy Peanut Dressing. With the quinoa base ready to eat within 6 minutes, you have just enough time to mix up that yummy peanut dressing. You can make it in the blender, but I opted to mix the dressing in a bowl to make the washing up easier.
Next cut up your fresh veggies and once the quinoa is ready, pile all up into a bowl. If you’re making this bowl ahead of time or for a packed lunch, let the quinoa mix cool thoroughly before adding the veggies. Ideally toss the avocado in a little lime juice first to prevent browning.
If you aren’t able to get to an Iceland store and grab a bag of their Zesty Bean and Quinoa, then make up some plain quinoa and mix through some of your favourite beans and veggies and season well.
I served with some cashews for added protein, although with the soya and red kidney beans in the quinoa mix, and the peanut butter in the dressing they are a tasty optional extra. Please do let me know if you give this Buddha Bowl a try, I’d love to know what you think!
If you’d like to hunt down another yummy vegan dinner that’s packed full of nutrients, check out Kate’s vegan lentil dahl. We had it recently and it is packed full of good flavours.
- 1 bag of Zesty Bean Quinoa
- 1 avocado sliced
- 1 lime quartered
- Cashew nuts
- Sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar red or white wine vinegar would both work well
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil olive oil would be fine too
- 1 teaspoon agave syrup or sugar
- Sriracha or hot chilli sauce to taste start with half a teaspoon and build up from there
Cook the quinoa according to the packet.
Pile up in a bowl with the other salad ingredients
Mix the dressing ingredients together and taste, adding more sriracha if necessary.
Serve and enjoy
And if you need more vegan #PowerofFrozen inspiration, why not check out these recipe from my fellow bloggers…
Huge thanks to Iceland for sponsoring this recipe thereby allowing me to continue bringing you tasty content, for free! As always all thoughts (and leftovers!) are my own.