Chickpea and Quinoa Buddha Bowl with Green Goddess Dressing

Here’s my second collaboration recipe for the Holistic Fashionista magazine, this time I’ve shared my go-to Chickpea and Quinoa Buddha Bowl with Green Goddess Dressing. See the full recipe here, hope you like it!

For the busy entrepreneur, and basically for every girl and guy, the search for a quick-and-easy but still healthy dinner idea is never ending. Let me introduce you the Buddha bowl. Fully-loaded bowl of veggie goodness with a fancy hippie name will solve your dinner problems for good. The dish comes with endless variations and can be whipped up in minutes. And finally you also have some use for the end of the week leftovers in the fridge.

Pairing your legumes with a grain makes it a complete protein, which means it contains all the essential amino acids your body needs. Add half an avocado for the essential fatty acids and lots of fresh veggies to get in all the remaining nutrients and vitamins. Healthy food never tasted so good!


Here are the instructions

Buddha Bowl
(makes 2 servings)

200g canned chickpeas
spices e.g. chili flakes, mustard seeds, cumin, onion, black pepper, salt
1 cup cooked quinoa
lettuce, tomato, cucumber, avocado + any other veggies of preference

Start by preheating the oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Rinse the chickpeas with cold water and transfer onto baking tray. Season with spices to taste and pop in the oven for about 15-20 minutes.

Meanwhile the chickpeas are in the oven, you can chop the salad and veggies. Place in a bowl with cooked quinoa and chickpeas, and top with green goddess dressing. Serve and enjoy!

Green Goddess Dressing
1 cup vegan cream cheese
½ cup fresh parsley
juice of half a lemon
1 tbsp agave nectar
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper

Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until completely smooth. Store in an air-tight jar in the fridge for up to a week.

Thank you for stopping by, happy weekend! 🙂

x Ella

follow for more foodie adventures @ellalunamaria

PS. Check also the latest issue of Holistic Fashionista #36 here


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