Thai Firecracker Bowl

Serves 2

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes



  • 2 GoodLife Vegetable Firecracker Melts
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 (400g) can butter beans, drained
  • 1 tsp of za’atar
  • 1 tsp of smoked paprika
  • 6-8 baby carrots, scrubbed
  • handful of rainbow chard, chopped
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cucumber, sliced
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander

Peanut Sauce:

  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 80g crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 red chilli, deseeded
  • 2 limes, juice squeezed
  • 1 tbsp reduced-salt soy sauce
  • 1tbsp tamarind paste
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp fish or soy sauce


  • Preheat the oven to 200oC/ Fan 180oC /Gas 6. Place the Good Life Firecracker Rice cakes on a baking tray and bake for 25 minutes.

  • To make the peanut sauce: add all the ingredients to a blender and blitz until a smooth sauce from. If it is still thick, add a touch of hot water. Drizzle half the sauce around the base and sides of two serving bowls, so that it is coated.

  • Add butterbeans to a non-stick frying pan with the olive oil, adding za’atar and chilli flakes and 2 tbsp water. Cook on a low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until hot and coated in sauce then set aside.

  • Arrange the carrots, shredded chard, tomatoes, cucumber and beans in the bowls, top with the Firecracker Melt, and coriander. Spoon a little more sauce over and serve.

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