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Buddha Bowl with Peanut Sauce

This bowl is packed with flavor! The creamy peanut dressing is a perfect balance of sweet and spicy paired with fresh beautiful vegetables and hearty grains making this is the perfect meal!
Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch, Salad, Snack
Cuisine asian, Chinese, Japanese, thai
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 530kcal
Author Aubrey
Cost $7

Equipment

  • Instant pot or regular pot

Ingredients

Buddha Bowl

  • 1-2 cups cooked barley Or, any grain of choice (ex: rice, farro)
  • 1/3 cup shelled edamame
  • 1/2 cup shredded purple cabbage (slices thinly or cut on mandolin)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (cut into thin strips)
  • 1 large carrot (grated or spiral cut)
  • 1/2 avocado (sliced or chopped to desired size)
  • 1/3 cucumber (slices into thin rounds)
  • 1/2 tsp black sesame seeds Optional - Garnish

Peanut Dressing (Note: This will make dressing for 4 salads)

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ginger (pressed, minced or grated)
  • 1 garlic clove (pressed, minced or grated)
  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey (optional) Vegan option: maple syrup. If peanut butter is sweetened then you don't need to add this extra sweet component.

Instructions

Cooking Grain

  • Instant Pot: 1:3 ratio, barley, drain excess liquid. IP multigrain setting. 12 minutes. Let cool.
  • For other grain or cooking method, best to follow instructions on grain package as cook times and specifications can vary greatly.

Buddha Bowl

  • Once grain is cooled, place in bottom of bowl and arrange vegetables on top.

Peanut Dressing

  • In food processor, combine peanut butter, ginger, garlic, sriracha, rice wine vinegar and honey. Mix until creamy.

Notes

Vegan option: maple syrup. If peanut butter is sweetened then you don't need to add this extra sweet component.
You can play with ratio of grains to vegetables based on personal tastes.

Nutrition

Calories: 530kcal