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Southern Buddha Bowl

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Ingredients:

Lima Beans

Farro

  • 1 cup farro, soaked 1 hour
  • 2 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Quick-pickled onions

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 vidalia onion, thinly sliced (about inch slices)

Corn sauté

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, whole or halved
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, minced
  • 2 ears of corn, shucked and kernels cut off
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Peach Vinaigrette

  • 2 ripe peaches, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt + ½ teaspoon to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Collards

  • 1 bunch collards, stems removed, thinly sliced into ¼-inch wide ribbons
  • ⅓ cup peach vinaigrette
Serving Size:
4

Directions:

Lima Beans

  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Rinse the lima beans (after they have soaked 8 hours), and drop them into the boiling water along with bay leaf.
  3. Bring to a simmer, and continue to cook with the lid ajar for at least one hour or until the lima beans are tender.

Farro

  1. Bring the water to a boil, and add the farro and salt.
  2. Do not use salt if you're cooking the farro in salted vegetable broth.
  3. Bring the grain to a simmer, and cook with lid ajar for 30-45 minutes, or until tender.

Quick-pickled onions

  1. Combine the vinegar, sugar, salt, and fennel seeds in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Add the sliced onions, and massage gently to cover completely with the pickling liquid.
  3. Set aside on the kitchen counter and allow them to pickle for about 1 hour.

Corn sauté

  1. Heat a large skillet with a drizzle of oil (or avoid oil if you're using a cast iron skillet).
  2. Add the tomatoes, jalapeño, and corn, and cook until it begins to brown and cook through (about 15 minutes).

Peach Vinaigrette

  1. Place the peaches, vinegar, mustard, thyme, salt, and pepper in a blender, and blend until it begins to become creamy.
  2. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, and continue to blend until it is absolutely creamy.

Collards

  1. Place the collard ribbons in a large mixing bowl, then add in the peach vinaigrette.
  2. Use your clean hands to massage the collards for about 3 minutes, or until the greens are tender.

Assemble the Buddha bowl

  1. Place ½ cup of the lima beans, farro, corn saute, and collards in each bowl. Top with the pickled onions and peach vinaigrette. Enjoy!!

Adapted from Sweet Potato Soul. Copyright © 2018 by Jenné Claiborne. Photographs copyright © 2018 by Sidney Bensimon. Published by Harmony Books, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

Ingredients used in this Recipe

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