Greens, spice and everything nice – this veggie bowl from Food Matters has it all, good looks included. Don’t be deterred by the lengthy ingredient list; this recipe is incredibly easy to prepare and convenient to make again (and again) after the first go-round. But the real reason to obsess over this veggie bowl? All the vitalizing benefits we get with each bite…
Although there are some cooked elements to this dish, which are lovely and warming, most of the recipe calls for raw ingredients, which makes it so easy to prepare. The bowls just feel beautifully nourishing and full of flavor – you come away feeling like you just gave your body a great gift.
Vitality Veggie Bowls with Curried Cauliflower, Avocado + Tahini
for the chips:
1 medium-sized sweet potato
olive oil or melted coconut oil
salt and pepper, to taste
for the cauliflower:
1/2 red onion
2 tsp cumin, ground
1 tsp turmeric
macadamia or coconut oil, melted
1/2 can coconut cream
for the dressing:
1 Tbsp tahini
1 Tbsp coconut or natural yogurt
for the bowl:
1 small carrot
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 cup mixed baby salad leaves
1 small avocado
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 zucchini, peeled into strips
1/2 apple, sliced
1 15-oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 handful mint leaves
1 handful almonds
2 small red chilies, sliced
1 handful sultanas or golden raisins
1 Tbsp sesame seeds
Pre-heat the oven to 350F.
Cut the sweet potatoes into thin chips then place them onto a baking tray. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper, and cook for 40 minutes or until tender.
Meanwhile to make the cauliflower curry, chop the cauliflower into small bite-sized pieces. Next, process the onion, cumin, turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, the juice of one lime and a couple of tablespoons of oil together in a small blender until relatively smooth. Pour the mixture into a frying pan and cook on a medium heat for 30 seconds. Add the cauliflower to the pan and toss to coat. Finally, pour in the coconut cream and simmer for 15 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender but still has a little bite.
To make the dressing, in a small bowl squeeze in the juice from the remaining lime, add the tahini, yogurt and 1 tablespoon of oil. Stir to combine. Set aside.
Grate the carrot and mix with the cabbage, then toast the sesame seeds and pour over them.
To assemble the bowls arrange the sweet potato chips, curried cauliflower, tomatoes, zucchini, cabbage/carrot mix, avocado, mixed leaves, chickpeas and apple. Top with the sultanas, almonds, mint leaves, chili and dressing. Serve, seasoning with salt and pepper.
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