Turmeric Spiced Buddha Bowl with Tahini Yoghurt

We love a buddha bowl! Turmeric plays a key role in this lightly spiced recipe that’s great as a work lunch. The tahini yoghurt dressing is a classic – you’ll be putting it on everything!

Turmeric Spiced Buddha Bowl

Servings 2
Cook Time 25 mins


  • ¾ 400g can chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp chopped cashew nuts
  • ¾ capsicum, thinly sliced
  • ½ red onion, cut into thick wedges
  • 340g cauli pearls or finely chopped cauliflower
  • 1 handful kale leaves
  • 2 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp hummus

Tahini Yoghurt Dressing

  • ¼ cup yoghurt
  • 1 tsp tahini
  • Juice of ¼ lemon
  • ¼ tsp honey


  • Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • Prep & cook chickpeas, capsicum & onion. In a bowl toss chickpeas, capsicum, turmeric, cumin seeds, cashew nuts, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp oil together. Spread spiced chickpeas and capsicum and onion wedges across a lined oven tray. Roast for about 18 minutes, until tender.
  • Cook cauli pearls. Spread cauli pearls across a second lined tray and roast for about 16 minutes, until tender.
  • Make tahini dressing. Combine ingredients in a small bowl and season.
  • Prep & build bowls. Arrange kale, cauli pearls, spiced chickpeas and capsicum, onion, radish, tahini yoghurt and hummus into bowls or lunch containers.


Nutritional Info (per serve)
Energy (kJ): 1366
Energy (Cal): 326
Carbohydrate (g): 40.0
Protein (g): 16.7
Fat (g): 10.9
Saturated Fat (g): 2.0
Sugars (g): 15.4
Calories: 326kcal

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Emma ‘Edamame’

Our in-house nutritionist Emma ‘Edamame’ was born and bred in mid Canterbury and has the health and wellbeing of Kiwis in mind at all times. As an NZ registered nutritionist (NZ Nutrition Society) with a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Auckland, she makes sure we’re all getting our fresh dose of local veggies and our meals are full of nutritious substance – thanks for having our back Em (and our waistlines!). When it comes to New Zealand produce, Emma is a whizz, with fresh berries being her absolute fave. Intrigued to know what food this nutritionist couldn’t live without? Fresh fish and seafood, delivering on both flavour and nourishment. As well as ice cream, especially real fruit ice creams, in the summer time! Life’s all about a tasty balance, right?

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