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Detox Buddha Bowl with Spicy Chickpeas and Cumin Cashew Sauce – Dairy Free and Vegan

Detox Buddha Bowl with Spicy Chickpeas and Cumin Cashew Sauce - An antioxidant rich salad that is with delicious spicy chickpeas and a creamy cumin cashew sauce. Gluten free, dairy free, vegan.

Detox Buddha Bowl with Spicy Chickpeas and Cumin Cashew Sauce – Sometimes you just need a bowel of goodness and this buddha bowl is just that! It is full of antioxidants from the colourful salad which goes perfectly with the spicy chickpeas and a delicious creamy cumin cashew sauce. The crispy crunch from the red cabbage, mixed with the kale, carrot and red onion are ingredients that are not only oh so good for you…….but go delightfully with the moreish spicy chickpeas and drizzled with the creamy dairy free cumin cashew sauce which make a match made in healthy heaven!

Spring is here and although in New Zealand we are having a cold snap, the weather has just been stunningly beautiful the past couple of days. I have been dying to get back into salad’s but the weather has still been a bit too wintery. But this weekend chilly or not I decided to celebrate the sunshine and spring with a colourful salad.

The chickpeas and the cumin cashew sauce give a good amount of protein to this salad which means it fills you up nicely and you won’t be hungry afterwards. You can make these chickpeas as spicy or mild as you like by adjusting the amount of paprika and you can adjust the cashew sauce to be as runny as you like by adding more water.

Master H loves purple cabbage, I presume  that’s because of its pretty colour and crunch! He will eat a small amount of this salad mixed with the tasty cashew sauce but if he is not in a salad eating mood – which lets face it toddlers are not always, then I use the vege’s I have chopped up for the salad another way.  I’ll add them to a whisked egg and make tiny vegetable fritters. No need to make extra meals, which is always a win win! Salad for mum and vege fritters for him.

Detox Buddha Bowl with Spicy Chickpeas and Cumin Cashew Sauce

Detox Buddha Bowl with Spicy Chickpeas and Cumin Cashew Sauce - Dairy Free & Vegan

If you are wondering why I have called this dish a detox buddha bowl I have put some nutritional info for you below, if this isn’t up your alley then please skip here and read on to the recipe!

This is a great little salad if you are wanting to have a bit of a spring detox as it has red cabbage and kale, both of which are cruciferous vegetables that have excellent live detoxification properties and are full on antioxidants. The humble red cabbage is such a nutritious vegetable; it has  6-8 times more antioxidant activity then green cabbages, they are full of nutrients, and they are also high in an amino acid called glutamine. Glutamine is great for many things but the biggie that it is popular for in natural healthcare is supporting healing of the digestive lining. This buddha bowl also contains red onions and garlic (in the cashew sauce) which are naturally high in sulphur which are also great for supporting liver detoxification pathways, and in addition turmeric another goodie for the liver which is mixed through the chickpeas.

Other nutrition info:

Red Cabbage: Good source of vitamin c, vitamin k, vitamin B6,  folate, manganese and antioxidants, contains glucosinolates which have cancer preventative properties.

Kale: High in vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, copper, manganese, has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

Carrots: Good source of vitamin A, biotin, fibre and molybdenum, has antioxidant and immune support properties.

Red Onion: Contains vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin b6 and polyphenols and sulfur.

Chickpeas: Good source of protein, fibre, molybdenum, manganese, folate, iron and zinc.

Cashew nuts: Good source of copper, phosphorous, manganese, magnesium and zinc.

I hope you enjoy this recipe,  please share if you do.

Hope x

Serves 2

Detox Buddha Bowl with Spicy Chickpeas and Cumin Cashew Sauce – Dairy Free and Vegan

Colourful antioxidant rich buddha bowl with spicy chickpeas and cumin cashew sauce

15 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    Spicy Chickpeas
  • 1.5 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1 Tbspn coconut oil
  • 1 Tbspn ground turmeric powder
  • 1 Tbspn ground cumin powder
  • 1 tspn ground paprika powder
  • 1/4 tspn sea salt
  • Salad
  • 2 cups of kale, stems removed
  • 2 cups of red cabbage, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1/2 medium red onion
  • Cumin Cashew Sauce
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 Tbspn olive oil
  • 2 Tbspn lemon juice
  • 2 Tbspn water
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Pinch of ground paprika powder
  • Extra salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add cashew nuts to a bowl and enough warm water to cover them, cover bowl and let them sit for 15 minutes while you make the rest of the salad.
  2. Add coconut oil to pan and melt. Add the chickpeas, turmeric, paprika, cumin and salt, stir the spices through the chickpeas so that they are coated. Cook for about 5 minutes until the chickpeas are golden brown.
  3. Add the slicing attachment to your food processor and add the kale, cabbage and then red onion until finely sliced. Grate the carrot. If you don't have a food processor then chop finely by hand.
  4. Drain and rinse the cashew nuts and add to blender with olive oil, lemon juice, water, cumin powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Blitz until smooth and creamy. Adjust seasoning to taste and water to reach desired thickness.
  5. Arrange salad in bowl with chickpeas, and drizzle over cashew sauce.
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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Kimberly/TheLittlePlantation
    September 15, 2016 at 11:15 am I totally love buddhe bowls and can't get enough of them so thanks so much for sharing this. And I can't believe you're in New Zealand and found my blog and I get to visit yours all the way from the other side of the world :) All the best, Kimberly
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      September 15, 2016 at 9:59 pm Hi Kimberly, yes Buddha Bowls are great arn't they? So quick and easy too which is always a bonus! Thank you so much for your lovely comment and for stopping by. I know right - it's so great to be able to look at other people's recipes on the other side of the world! Thanks so much Hope x
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    Meg
    April 27, 2017 at 5:58 pm I love Buddha bowls! Trying to eat better recently so I could give this a go! #brillblogposts
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      April 28, 2017 at 12:28 pm Buddha bowels are so good arn't they? I hope you enjoy it :)
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    Honest Mum
    April 28, 2017 at 9:39 am Oh wow how yummy. I can't eat cashews but adore chickpeas and your photos are beautiful x
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      Hope Pearce
      April 28, 2017 at 12:30 pm Thanks so much Vicki! x
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    MyCityMyLondon
    April 29, 2017 at 6:18 am oh looks amazing! I love chickpeas oh and kale is an everyday must hehe www.mycitymylondon.me
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 10, 2017 at 7:31 am Thank you! Yes we eat a lot of kale too hehe, we always have a lot in our garden :)

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