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Summer Watermelon Buddha Bowl

Stick to a traditional plant-based Buddha bowl and amp up the protein by adding tofu or legumes. Those that aren’t vegetarian can add a chicken or fish – both taste delicious with sweet watermelon and tangy tahini dressing. This dish is both sweet and savory and can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

  • 2 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 4 mini cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sweet cherries, pitted and halved
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced, toasted almonds
  • 2 cups cooked black rice
  • 1 bottle citrusy tahini dressing
  • For the Dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl and whisk to combine. If the dressing seems thick, add a bit more orange juice or water until you reach the desired consistency.
  2. Arrange the Buddha bowls by placing the watermelon, cucumbers, cherries, avocados, and rice in four bowls. Sprinkle with the toasted almonds and drizzle with the dressing. Serve immediately!

Makes 4 servings.

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