Quinoa Buddha Bowl with Tahini Dressing

20 minutes
2 bowls

For the salad:
1/2 cup Foodsaver Pre-cooked Quinoa
1 &1/2 cups Ardo Cauli Power Mix
1/2 cup Ardo Sweetcorn Kernels
1/2 cup Foodsaver Pre-cooked White Beans
1/2 cup toasted almonds, roughly chopped *
1/2 cup grated fresh beet*
1/2 cup grated fresh carrot*
a few slices of sliced avocado and cucumber as garnish*

For the dressing:
1/2 teaspoon Ardo Garlic
2 tablespoons Premium Light Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon Pure Sesame Oil
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar*
1/4 cup tahini*
1/4 water*
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes*, optional

* All ingredients available at Foodsaver Stores except those marked with an *.

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In a small jug, whisk together the tahini and water until a smooth sauce forms. Whisk in the other dressing ingredients until a smooth dressing forms.

Make the salad: Add 1 tablespoon sunflower oil to a medium sized frying pan over medium high heat.  Add the quinoa and Ardo Cauli Power Mix and lightly stir fry for 5 minutes, mixing the two together. Once cooked, remove from the heat and set aside. In the same pan, add in the sweetcorn, and lightly fry for 2 to 3 minutes, until no longer frozen.

Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add the white beans for 1 to 2 minutes, until they are no longer cold. Drain and set to the side.

Prepare your fresh ingredients: grate the fresh beets, carrots, and slice your cucumber and avocado.

Assemble the salad. In a large bowl add the quinoa mix. Then add the beans, sweetcorn, toasted almond, fresh beets, carrot, avocado and cucumber on top. Pour a generous amount of dressing over top and enjoy.

I love this recipe because the dressing can be used in what feels like an infinite number of salads, over roasted vegetables. The recipe is very forgiving, I like to use the pre cooked quinoa from Foodsaver Stores because it’s so easy and then combine it with whatever vegetables I feel like from Foodsaver Stores or fresh ones at home. Enjoy! Just to keep you updating I am finally updating the website so for the next two months you might see some changes! I am going back to basics, focusing on why I created this blog. Thank you all for reading along and I can’t wait to share the new reno with you!  Xx C




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