Been doing A LOT of veggie bowls (or ‘Buddha bowls’) lately, and have been having a ton of fun experimenting with new combos. I’ve already posted the assembly/recipe instructions for my Banh Mi inspired bowls (previous post) but after sharing a new one on insatgram I think a few more veggie bowl ideas are wanted! So I am going to start with this bowl and add to this post as often as I make one and like the combo….AKA this post is not finished but going up anyway.
In general the only structure I stick to is: hot ingredients on the bottom fresh, raw, cold, pickled items on top… (fried runny eggs are an exception to the rule).
Curry Vinaigrette Bowl
You will need:
Spicy stewed green lentils (prepare lentils by following package instructions, once cooked- saute with garlic onion, a touch of brown sugar and a squeeze (or dash) or two of Worchestesire, ketchup, and sriracha)
Cauliflower rice or regular steamed rice (you can buy pre-riced cauliflower at TJ’s these days or grate/food process your half of a head of cauliflower yourself. Warm through in a pan until tender, adding salt and pepper)
Stir fried ginger-soy snow peas (Combine about 1/2 Tbs grated ginger and a clove of minced garlic in a touch of olive oil on med-high heat. Add a couple handfuls of snow peas and a dash of chili flake. After about 2 min toss in a splash of soy sauce. Remove from heat).
Roasted sweet corn (simply roasted or sautéd, add salt and pepper)
Sliced raw bell pepper (I used red)
Slivered toasted almonds
Radish micro greens
A dollop of herby Greek yogurt (combine a couple Tbs greek yogurt, 1 Tbs mayo *optional, chopped fresh chives, basil, oregano [cilantro would work great in place of the oregano too])
All topped with a curry vinaigrette (whisk together or shake 1 Tbs curry powder, a dash of cayenne, 1/3 cup red wine vinegar, a quick squeeze of honey, a few Tbs olive oil, salt and pepper [variation- also add a Tbs dijon mustard to the mix]).
**Add a runny egg or two if you like- right before taking out of the hot pan I splash in a little soy sauce.