Creating the perfect Buddha Bowl means getting a good balance of flavours and textures. This one has toasty roasted chickpeas and broccoli with fresh carrot, mixed leaves and a zingy dressing of lemon and tahini. A healthy but filling dish.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
1 240g tin chickpeas, drained
2 tsp sesame oil
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1 pinch of sea salt
1 medium carrot, grated
1 bag mixed salad
Juice of half a lemon
½ tsp garlic powder
2tsp sesame seeds
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Leaves from 4 stalks parsley
What to do:
Heat the oven to 200C. Drain the chickpeas and spread them over a large oven tray. Divide the broccoli into small florets, toss those onto the baking tray too and drizzle with the sesame oil and sprinkle with cayenne and a good pinch of salt. Shake the pan to coat everything and roast for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile divide the carrot and leaves between two bowls then make the dressing.
In a small bowl mix together the lemon juice, tahini, garlic powder and enough water to make it a drizzly consistency. Stir in the sesame seeds and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Once the chickpeas and broccoli are toasty pile those into the bowls along with the leaves and carrot then drizzle over the dressing adding some parsley leaves as you go.
Note: Great to take to work as a pack lunch too.