Watermelon Buddha Bowl

Fresh and Juicy

When it comes to fresh fruit, watermelon is a top pick in many households.

It’s available year-round and makes for a nutritious snack, but its great taste is the reason most people buy watermelon, according to research from the National Watermelon Promotion Board.

Watermelon is also an excellent source of vitamin C, and it provides vitamin B6 and potassium. It’s the perfect sweet addition to balance the savory flavors of this traditional plant-based watermelon Buddha bowl.

Watermelon Buddha Bowl

Citrusy Tahini Dressing:

3          Tbs. tahini (ground sesame seed paste)

1/3       cup fresh-squeezed orange juice

1/4       cup rice vinegar

1          teaspoon soy sauce

1          tsp. freshly grated ginger

1/2       tsp. salt

Buddha Bowls:

2          cups seedless watermelon, cubed

4          mini cucumbers, thinly sliced

1          cup sweet cherries, pitted and halved

2          avocados, sliced

2          cups cooked black rice

1          cup sliced, toasted almonds

citrusy tahini dressing



To make citrusy tahini dressing: In bowl, whisk tahini, orange juice, rice vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, and salt. If dressing seems thick, add more orange juice or water to reach desired consistency.


To arrange Buddha bowls: Separate watermelon, cucumbers, cherries, avocados, and rice in four bowls. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately.



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