Ingredients (for 2 hungry people)
- 150g Seitan
- 1 Onions
- 150g Chickpeas
- 4 leaves Kale
- 1 Avocado
- 1 piece of red bets
- 2 Sweet potatoes
- BBQ Spice
- Hemp seeds
- 2 Table spoons of Soy Sauce
- 2 Table spoons of Soy milk
- 2 Table spoons Salsa
- 3 Table spoons of Chili sauce
I love Buddha Bowl, they taste sooo good and you can add as many different foods as you like. You can be creative you can create your own favorite version. I made a very protein rich buddha bowl with chickpeas and seitan, but also included some healthy greens with our kale. So, without further explanation, let´s get into cooking.
First of all, we are going to soak our chickpeas overnight. You can used canned ones if you like to skip this step, but I like to cook them as it gives them a fresher flavor. On the next day, put your chickpeas in a pot and cover them with water. Then boil them until they are nice and soft. Make a taste test every once in a while to get to your perfect softness.
Then, cut up your sweet potatoes. Don’t cut them all through, cut thin, vertical stripes into them, but leave the end untouched to hold it together – as you can see in the picture. Pop them into the oven at 200°C and bake them 35-40 minutes.
Now we can focus on the seitan. Slice up an onion into thin slices and let it roast in a pan for a few minutes. Once the onions are golden brown, you can add in your seitan. Slice it up into as tiny pieces as you like and add it to the onions. Then mix everything together and let the mixture roast for about 10 minutes. Add a table spoon of BBQ spice to it to enhance that nice grilled flavor, then remove it from the heat.
Next, we can go on with our kale. Slice the leaves into thin pieces, then put them into a pan. Cover them in a bit of water and steam the kale until it is soft. Add a pinch of salt and cilantro as well to spice it up, then take it away from the heat.
After that we can slice up our red bets. I like to buy fresh red bets as well as it is, again, healthier. However, you can used caned ones as well if you want to skip the next steps. Peal the skin of your red bets, slice them into small pieces. I like to cut them vertically first and then horizontally. Then add some water to a pot to cover your red bets. Boil them until they are nice and soft to add them to the bowl.
Last but not least we are going to peal our avocado. Cut it into small stripes and add it to the bowl as well!
For our bowl, we are done so far. But what would be a Buddha Bowl without sauce?
For the sauce, mix all of our ingredients listed above in a pot and bring it to a simmer. This helps the mixture to thicken and get a nice saucy texture.
Then we are ready to assemble! Line your food up on the side of your Buddha bowl and drizzle the sauce onto it. While eating you can mix everything together as well. Enjoy!