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Coconut Thai Chilli Peanut Buddha Bowl

Coconut Thai Chilli Peanut Buddha Bowl

It’s been a while since I did a savoury dish on here, or so it feels like. TBH it is mainly becasue I have been on a little bit of a sweets kick, which is odd for me because I normally gravitate more todays savoury than sweet. That is until this week when I wanted something creamy, spicy and LOADED with veggies so I made one of my tried and true buddha bowls!

First off ANY buddha bowl is pretty much just the best thing ever in my book! You can eat them for any meal! They are super customizable! And becasue of how customizable they are it makes them great for those of us that are trying to either cook for a few different diets, sensitivities OR have picky eaters at home.

Buddha bowls are also so amazingly easy becasue really all you need is whatever veggies you have in your fridge, a grain, a protein (plant-based or animal), and a good sauce to through on top! Basically they are a form of salad…only not quite. In the winter I tend to do more roasted root veggies, heavier greens, a good dose of grains with spicy sauces BUT in the summer I usually do crispy fresh veggies, lighter greens, less grains, herby sauces with an animal protein of sorts.

All that being said…sometimes it is nice to have a recipe to go off of so that you have a general idea of what goes nicely together! This is exactly why I thought I’d share on of my personal favourite buddha bowls with you, it’s also the one I have been devouring all week, my Coconut Thai Chilli Peanut Buddha Bowl!

This bowl is the perfect, in my opinion, balance of sweet and sweet! It also works as a great base recipe that can be easily customizable. For example if you aren’t feeling rice add in quinoa or roasted yams instead! Can’t do peanut butter? Swap them out for almond! Want it spicier? More thai chilli or ginger is your answer!

This bowl is also one of the only fresh bowls I crave during the cooler months becasue of the heat in it!

Have I enticed you enough to give it a go yet?

Okay great!

Let’s do this!

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Coconut Thai Chilli Peanut Buddha Bowl

Sauce Ingredient:

1/2 cup Peanut Butter

1/4 cup Coconut Milk

1/4-1/2 cup Water (depending on how thick you like your sauce)

1 tbsp Sesame Oil

1 tbsp Maple Syrup

1 tbsp Coconut Aminos, or Tamari

1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar, or Rice Vinegar

1 Lime juiced

1 thumb Ginger

2 cloves of Ginger

1-2 Thai Chilis (depending on how hot you want it)

Bowl Ingredients:

3/4 cup Thai Jasmine Rice

1 1/4 cup Water

1/4 cup Coconut Milk

1 Red Bell Pepper cut into strips

1/2 Cucumber sliced

2 Carrots shredded

1/2 Purple Cabbage shredded

3 cut Green Onions

1/4 cup chopped Cilantro

Peanuts, Coconut Flakes or Black Sesame Seeds to garnish

Optional Add ins: Marinated Baked Tofu, Tempeh, Roasted Yams, Sautéed Green Beans, Animal Protein of choice or a bed of Greens

How to:

  1. Combine all sauce ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. If you don’t have a blender you micro blade the ginger/garlic, finely chop the chilli and add everything in a bowl and whisk to combine. Place in a glass jar to store.

  2. Place 1 1/4 cup water and a pinch of salt in a small on pot on the stove and bring to a bowl. Add in uncooked rice and 1/4 cup coconut milk. Place lid on and reduce heat to a simmer. Stir occasionally until rice is cooked.

  3. Split remaining ingredients, and rice, between 4 bowls OR combine into one giant sharing buddha bowl! Layer on your peanut sauce and chow down!


This buddha bowl is a great make ahead OR meal prep item! For next days lunch add all bowl items into one container BUT keep the sauce separate on the side and then add right before eating. If prepping a few days ahead I suggest keeping all items in their separate containers for optimum freshness, until the day before you are going to eat it.

The Peanut Sauce will keep for 5 days in the fridge in an air tight jar or container.


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