Mediteranean Buddha Bowl with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce.

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Mediteranean Buddha Bowl with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce.
A typical Mediterranean diet includes lots of vegetables, fruits, beans, cereals and cereal products, for example wholegrain bread, pasta and brown rice. It also contains moderate amounts of fish, white meat and some dairy produce. It’s the combination of all these elements that seems to bring health benefits, but one of the key aspects is the inclusion of healthy fats. Olive oil, which is monounsaturated fat, is most commonly associated with the Mediterranean diet but polyunsaturated fats are also present in nuts, seeds and oily fish. Research into the traditional Mediterranean diet has shown it may reduce our risk of developing conditions like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and raised cholesterol, which are all risk factors for heart disease. Researchers have also found that people who closely follow a Mediterranean diet may live a longer life and be less likely to put on weight.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Buddha Bowl
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Buddha Bowl
Instructions
Sauce
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Set aside to be served with buddha bowl.
Buddha Bowl
  1. Cook quinoa according to instructions.
  2. In a bowl place butterbeans, olive oil and garlic. Stir and season.
  3. Assemble Buddha bowl. Put layer of spinach or rocket at the bottom of the serving dish and then add the quinoa, followed by cucumber, followed by tomato, followed by beans, followed by olives, followed by avocado, and topped with hummus. (See photo)
  4. Pour over lemon juice and sprinkle over fresh basil. Serve with the roasted Red pepper sauce.

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