Paleo Buddha Bowl (Vegan-Friendly Too!)

From Chow Bella

For the dressing:

Juice and zest of 2 small limes

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

3 tbsp tahini (sesame seed butter)

2 tbsp water (or as needed, for consistency)

2 large cloves of garlic, minced

pinch of red pepper flakes

pinch of stevia

2 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves

Salt and pepper

1. Add all ingredients to a mini food processor or blender. Blend until smooth, adding water as needed. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving so the flavors can combine.

4 cups diced sweet potatoes (I left the peel on)

4 tsp olive oil

4 cups sugar snap peas, steamed

1 cup shredded carrots

1 cup shredded red cabbage

1 cup diced red bell pepper

1 cup diced red onion

1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced

4 tsp sesame seeds

Lime wedges and cilantro for garnish

1. Basic roasted sweet potatoes: preheat oven to 400 degrees F. On a parchment paper-lined baking tray, toss the sweet potatoes with the oil and some salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes, toss, and roast 15-20 more minutes until the potatoes are cooked through and lightly browned.

2. In each bowl, add one quarter of the sweet potatoes and sugar snap peas. Arrange the vegetables in groups across the top of the potatoes and peas. Top with one quarter of an avocado. Drizzle over the dressing. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, garnish with lime wedge and cilantro and serve.