Piccolo Buddha Bowl

Piccolo Buddha Bowl

Using fresh Piccolo cherry tomatoes, this deconstructed ‘fajita’ Buddha bowl also features ‘rice’ made from whizzed up cauliflower, making it the ideal dish for vegetarians in a hurry. Meanwhile, a final dash of chipotle paste gives everything a little kick, if that's to your taste.
Total Time
1 Hour
2 red onions
2 red peppers
Olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 x 400g can of black beans
2 tbsp of cider vinegar
A generous pinch smoked paprika
1 red chilli, halved
Lime juice, to taste
2 corn on the cob, halved
1 cauliflower, chopped
1 heaped tsp of cumin seeds
350g of Piccolo cherry tomatoes
To serve
1 avocado, sliced
4 radishes, sliced
A small handful coriander leaves
Lime wedges
Chipotle paste (optional)
Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4.

Step 2

Cut the red onion into wedges and slice the red pepper into quarters. Drizzle with olive oil and roast for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Heat some oil in a pan and add the garlic. Fry for a few minutes over a low heat. Drain the black beans, retaining a little of the water they came in. Add the beans to the pan with the cider vinegar and smoked paprika. Add the halved chilli to the pan.

Step 4

Cook the beans for about 15 minutes, adding a splash of the retained can water if they start to dry out. Add a splash of lime juice at the end of the cooking time.

Step 5

Meanwhile, cook the corn in a pan of boiling water for about five minutes until slightly soft but not completely tender. Drain and dry the corn.

Step 6

Pulse the cauliflower in a food processor until it looks like grains. Dry fry the cumin seeds in a non-stick frying pan and then remove from the pan. Add a dash of oil and the cauliflower and fry until toasted. Add the cumin back to the pan. Keep warm.

Step 7

Heat a griddle pan and griddle the boiled corn on the cob halves until nicely charred. Set aside the corn and then char the Piccolo cherry tomatoes in the griddle pan.

Step 8

Serve the cauliflower in bowls, topped with the black beans. Arrange the red onions, red peppers, sliced avocado, radishes, coriander leaves, sweetcorn, lime wedges and Piccolo cherry tomatoes on top. Serve with a dash of chipotle paste if liked.


Recipe courtesy of British Piccolo Cherry Tomatoes. British piccolo cherry tomatoes are a pocket-sized, perfectly-balanced, juicier and crunchier variety of tomato, grown from the highest quality seeds by talented and passionate growers, across the UK, consistently striving to offer the best quality in each bite. A premium choice, they are packed with healthy goodness, vitamins and minerals. Beautiful little rich red British piccolos are a great for cooking, and make a delicious snack. Visit PiccoloCherryTomato.co.uk

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