Vegan Double Broccoli Buddha Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cooked quinoa* 
  • 5 cups raw Smith's Farm's broccoli, cut into small florets and stems
  • 1 tablespoon green curry paste
  • 2 medium garlic cloves
  • 2/3 cup sliced or slivered almonds, toasted 
  • 2 big pinches salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk

Directions:

  1. Heat the quinoa and set aside.
  2. Cook the broccoli by pouring 3/4 cup water into a large pot and bringing it to a simmer. Add a big pinch of salt and stir in the broccoli. Cover and cook for a minute, just long enough to take the raw edge off. Transfer the broccoli to a strainer and run under cold water until it stops cooking. Set aside.
  3. To make the broccoli pesto puree two cups of the cooked broccoli, curry paste, garlic, 1/2 cup of the almonds, salt, lemon juice, and coconut milk in a food processor. Pulse until smooth.
  4. Just before serving, toss the quinoa and remaining broccoli florets with about 1/2 of the broccoli pesto. Taste and adjust if needed, you might want to add more of the pesto a bit at a time, or you might want a bit more salt or an added squeeze of lemon juice. Turn out onto a serving platter and top with the remaining almonds, and any other toppings you like - some slices avocado, greens or sprouts, and/or hot sauce are all good fits.

 

Thank you to https://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/vibrant-vegan-double-broccoli-buddha-bowl-recipe.html for this great recipe!