Introducing the Green Goddess Buddha Bowl: a vibrant masterpiece of flavors and nourishment. This bowl boasts a harmonious blend of quinoa, broccolini, and kale, crowned with an enticing oil-free green goddess dressing.
What exactly is a Buddha Bowl? Also known as a Nourish Bowl, it embodies the concept of balance through a single serving of plant-based goodness. This culinary delight brings together a diverse array of ingredients, reflecting the equilibrium sought after in Buddhism – a perfect fusion of nourishment and pleasure.
Enjoy the recipe, originally from mydarlingvegan.com
1 cup uncooked quinoa
1 bunch broccolini
½ bunch kale, de-stemmed and chopped
1 large avocado, sliced thin
1 cup shelled non-GMO organic edamame, thawed
½ cup shelled pistachios
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
½ batch Green Goddess Dressing
Begin by cooking the quinoa according to the instructions on the package. Once it's cooked, fluff it with a fork and set it aside for later use.
Craft the flavorful Green Goddess Dressing.
Trim about 1" off the ends of the broccolini and then coat it in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, adding a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, placing the broccolini in the skillet. Sauté it for approximately 10 minutes, stirring regularly, until the broccolini turns tender and exhibits a delightful touch of charred flavor.
After removing the broccolini from the skillet, use the same skillet to add the kale. Sauté the kale for approximately 5 minutes until it wilts gracefully.
Take the edamame and gently heat it in a small pan with a dash of water until it's heated through entirely.
To create the enchanting bowls, divide the cooked quinoa evenly among four bowls. Next, artfully arrange the sautéed broccolini, tender kale, and warmed edamame among the bowls. Crown your culinary creations with the creamy richness of avocado, the satisfying crunch of pistachios, and a generous drizzle of the Green Goddess Dressing. These vibrant bowls are meant to be savored immediately for the most enjoyable experience.
When it comes to serving and storing, remember to evenly distribute the quinoa and vegetables among the four bowls, adding the avocado, pistachios, and dressing as a final flourish. Assembled bowls should be enjoyed promptly for optimal freshness. Leftover components should be stored separately. For lasting flavor, the Green Goddess Dressing can be stored in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, while the broccolini and quinoa can be safely stored for up to 2 days.
For those seeking convenience, consider a make-ahead approach for quick and effortless lunches on the go. Prepare the individual components in advance and assemble them when you're ready to enjoy a delightful and nourishing meal.
Photo by mydarlingvegan.com