My kids were out for dinner last night, and I was looking for an easy dinner to throw together for Raphael and I.  I love “Buddha” bowls that are brimming with all sorts tastes, textures.  Here is what we had last night. It was SO good, and SO fun to eat together at our in-house date night. It took about 10-15 minutes to assemble.

Serves 2

2 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup thawed, shelled edamame
1 sliced royal gala apple
1 small red pepper
1 small yellow pepper
1/2 sliced English cucumber
2 cups baby spinach, already washed and checked
2-3 green onions, diced
1 shredded carrot

2 small avocados
juice from 1 lemon
zest from 1 lemon
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup water
salt to taste

Black sesame seeds to garnish

Place all of the ingredients from the first list side by side in a big open bowl.  It should appear as if there are little piles of each ingredient next to each other.

Place dressing ingredients in high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.  Add salt to taste, and more water if needed to achieve desired consistency.

Pour dressing over assembled Buddha bowl.  Sprinkle with black sesame seeds.  Dig in and enjoy!


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