For the spiced roasted vegetables
|400 g g|| chickpeas
|650 g g|| sweet potatoes
(peeled and cut into 2.5cm cubes)
|1 tsp tsp||cumin cumin|
|1 tsp tsp||paprika paprika|
|1 pinches pinch||chilli flakes chilli flakes|
|2 packs pack|| baby corn
(larger cobs halved lengthways)
larger cobs halved lengthways
|olive oil olive oil|
For the beetroot slaw
|125 g g|| red cabbages
(scrubbed and grated)
|0.5|| red onions
(peeled and finely sliced)
|50 g g||sour cream and chive dip sour cream and chive dip|
For the dressing
|100 g g||sour cream sour cream|
|1 pouches pouch||Mexican-style rice Mexican-style rice|
Crunchy rainbow Buddha bowl
This Buddha bowl recipe contrasts colours and textures for a veg-packed meal that’s as healthy as it is beautiful. For a Mediterranean twist, swap the rice for couscous and top the lot with crumbled feta.
- Preheat the oven to 200ºC/180ºC fan/gas mark 6.
- Pat the chickpeas dry with kitchen paper and tip into a large baking tray with the sweet potato to add bulk to your Buddha bowl.
- Sprinkle over the spices, toss everything in a generous splash of oil and roast for 15 minutes.
- Turn the potatoes, then toss the baby corn in a little oil and add to the tray.
- Cook for a further 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are cooked through, the chickpeas are crisp and the corn is slightly golden.
- Meanwhile, make the beetroot slaw. Combine the red cabbage for crunch along with all the ingredients in a bowl and season to taste, chilling until ready to serve.
- For the dressing, mix the sour cream dip and lime juice for zing with a little water to loosen.
- Chop 1 lime into wedges and set aside. Halve, stone, peel and slice the avocados for creaminess, drizzling over juice from the remaining limes to prevent browning.
- Cook the rice according to packet instructions and divide between bowls along with the roasted vegetables, beetroot ‘slaw, avocado, cucumber and a drizzle of dressing. Serve with the lime wedges on the side.