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FIESTA BUDDHA BOWL WITH CILANTRO LIME VINAIGRETTE
Makes: 10 servings
Time: 30-35 Minutes
- 1 Bunch Cilantro, Washed
- 1 Jalapeno (optional)
- 3 Large Cloves Garlic, Minced
- 4 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 Tablespoon Honey
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- 4 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Avocado Oil
- 10 Chicken Tenderloins
- 2 Bell Peppers, Diced
- Jar of Black Olives, Sliced
- 3 Avocados, Diced
- 10 Cups Cooked Brown Rice
- 5 Cups Black Beans, Canned
Cook rice using package directions. Set aside.
Using the first 7 Ingredients create the Cilantro Lime Vinegarette.
Place the cilantro, jalapeno, minced garlic, lime juice, salt, and pepper and jalapeno if desired into a blender, and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds. Add the olive oil, and blend for a few seconds, until just incorporated. Taste and make any necessary seasoning adjustments. Set aside.
Dice washed Bell Peppers and place in a serving bowl. Drain and rinse black beans and place in a serving bowl. Drain Sliced olives and place in a serving bowl. Slice and remove the pit of the avocados, then dice fruit and place into a serving bowl.
Sautee chicken in a small bit of olive oil until no longer pink and internal temp reaches 165 degrees.
Assemble Fiesta Buddha Bowls by placing a 1/2 cup to 1 cup rice in the bottom of the bowl. Top with remaining ingredients then drizzle with Cilantro Lime Vinegarette and enjoy.
Recipe Submitted by: Jenny Borchard, HHC Certified Instructor, and owner of Carrots and Pomegranates.