RAINBOW VEGGIE BOWLS with a peanut sauce

I love throwing together bowls full of colourful delicious vegetables and calling it 'dinner'. This time around we couldn't decide on a starch - it turns out that the beau does not like brown rice. At all.  I, on the other hand, could eat it three times a day. So we agreed to disagree and I made two bowls, one with soba noodles and one with brown rice. Both equally as good and so so so delicious with the peanut sauce. 

For the vegetables we used basically everything that we had in the fridge. Roasted sweet potato & broccoli, Portobellini mushrooms, finely sliced candy beetroot, purple red cabbage. All these colours make me excited for tomorrow's dinner!

makes 2 large bowls

total time: 45 min


300g soba noodles, boiled for 4 minutes or 1 cup brown rice, cooked
1 large sweet potato, cut into chunks
1 small head of broccoli, cut into florets
4-5 Portobellini mushrooms, cut into quarters
1-2 tbsp. cooking oil (canola or sunflower), for baking
1 candy beetroot, thinly sliced
40g of red cabbage, thinly sliced
1 ripe mango cheek, thinly sliced
Handful of rocket
Handful of coriander
Drizzle of Sriracha
Black sesame seeds, for garnish
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

For the sauce:
100ml smooth, unsweetened (natural) peanut butter
150ml Coconut milk
2 cm piece of fresh ginger, finely grated
1 medium clove of garlic, finely grated
1 tbsp. ketjap (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
1,5 tbsp. Soy sauce/tamari
Juice from 1 lime
1 tsp. Sriracha/hot sauce
Salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
1/4 tsp. of ground coriander
1/4 tsp. of ground cumin
½ tsp. palm sugar, finely grated



Preheat oven to 190C. Place the sweet potato, broccoli and mushrooms in a bowl, add the oil, salt and pepper and arrange on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the oven. Remove the mushrooms and broccoli after 10-15 minutes, when slightly golden and soft. Turn the sweet potatoes and continue cooking for another 5-10 minutes. Remove from oven and arrange in serving bowls. Top with the rocket, beetroot slices, mango and coriander. Drizzle with Sriracha and sprinkle sesame seeds over. 

To make the sauce, combine all the ingredients in the bowl of a blender and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning. Place a couple of spoonfuls in the serving bowls. Enjoy!