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Thai Buddha Bowls (Chickpea Veggie Bowl)

serves 4-5
prep time 35-40 mins


Thai Sauce
  • ¼ c. sunflower seed or watermelon seed butter, unsweetened
  • 2 Tbs. Seasoned rice vinegar
  • Zest and juice from 1 lime
  • 1” knob ginger, peeled and zested or ¼ tsp. powdered ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and grated or ¼ tsp. granulated garlic
  • A few sprigs of fresh cilantro
  • Water, as needed, to thin out
  • Salt, to taste
Buddha Bowls
  • 1 bag Enjoy Life Foods Sea Salt Lentil Chips
  • 2 cans chickpeas, rinsed, drained and patted dry
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 c. shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 cucumber, shaved into ribbons with a vegetable peeler
  • 2 c. mixed greens
  • 1 c. bean sprouts
  • 1 c. mixed herbs such as cilantro, mint and basil


  1. Add all the ingredients (except water and salt) for the Thai sauce into a medium bowl and whisk until smooth or whirl together in a small food processor. Add water to thin out to desired consistency. Taste for seasoning and add salt as needed. Set aside.
  2. Gently crush the lentil chips either in a food processor or with your hands until they are broken up but not into fine crumbs. Set aside.
  3. Heat a medium nonstick sauté pan and add a glug of oil. Add the chickpeas and the sliced green onions and sauté over medium heat for 5-6 minutes until fragrant. Add the crushed lentil chips and another little glug of oil. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Now it’s time to assemble! Pick and choose your bowl fixings from the remaining ingredients, add some of the sauteed chickpea-lentil chip mixture and top with of the Thai sauce and enjoy!