Buddha Bowl recipe

This dish is perfect for adding in whatever you may have lying around your kitchen. Some seeds would add a lovely texture. Any fermented or pickled vegetables that might be in your fridge would bring an extra kick. Sprouts, dressings, yummy gloopy stuff like salsa or tahini, and any fresh herbs you may be growing would be natural supplements to this recipe. Carrot ribbons would make it look even more fetching than it does already. And, of course, if you fancy something slightly heavier than we did that late, exhausted after-work night, you could add a grain.

Quinoa, amaranth, good ole rice, faro, teff, fonio, spelt, barley, or millet are some of the grains we try to keep in our cupboards for just this kind of eventuality. A few intensely flavorful olives or capers on top would work very well too – olives are rich in oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid. Black olives are rich in iron, which helps red blood cells to move oxygen throughout the body. Olives are an essential part of the Mediterranean diet. It is a continual source of inspiration to us in our cooking.

We hope it goes without saying that any produce you may be ready to throw out should go into your Buddha bowl – it’s the perfect way to rescue that stray potato from becoming landfill, and rebirth it as Buddha himself! It really doesn’t get much better than that, does it?

After You have thrown the produce in to the Bowl then just drizzle Black Seed Oil or seed on top.

Micro Bowl with Black Seed Oil Recipe

We write this having just polished off a macro bowl full of raw vegetables and topped with Black Seed Oil perfection in a recipe. A macro bowl is sustaining and strengthening for your body. It is what we crave whenever life feels even slightly off-kilter. For us, the trick is to keep the element of surprise and novelty intact, no matter how many macro bowls or Buddha bowls we consume. The intensely peppery flavor of black seed oil is a wonderful thing to have in your store cupboard. It lingers with you long after you have finished eating, continuing to stimulate and energize.

Black magic

This is not even to mention the support to your immune system that black seed oil provides, thanks to the valuable thymoquinone that it contains. Thymoquinone is the reason that Nigella sativa, or black cumin, was used by ancient healers to treat all manner of diseases and is being looked into by contemporary researchers. Among its many virtues are hepatoprotective and anti-inflammatory properties

The bells and whistles

Kimchi are traditional Korean fermented vegetables. They are wonderfully cleansing for your digestive system and we always have a container in our refrigerator to add to everything from stews to salads. It’s also nice for black Seed (Kalonji) not to be the only flavor bomb in the dish.

If kimchi is new to you, it will be fun experimenting and tasting. There is now a wide range of kimchi varieties on the market. Sauerkraut is not too far away from kimchi, so don’t be afraid to take inspiration and use kimchi in a similar way you would sauerkraut – to accompany vegan sausages, for instance, or these amaranth and green lentil patties.

Finally, the dressing ties everything together with subtle sweetness. This is a dish to return to repeatedly, with small alterations – how about adding some seeds or fresh herbs as a garnish?

You could also play around with different types of greens. We have used rocket here, thinking it made a nice flavor answer to the piquancy of the black cumin, but for a day when you felt like something slightly more mellow, spinach could work nicely. If you are feeling run-down, some brown rice, quinoa, kasha, or barley wheat could add comfort and fiber as well as emotional and physical ballast.

All in all, we reckon we’ll keep this one in the arsenal…

Black Seed Smoothie

Black Seed

This is an attempt to recreate (in smoothie form) the black Seed ice cream. You can find black tahini in a health food store or online. It is a deeper, nuttier and more distinctive version of its beige counterpart, and in concert with nut milk, it achieves something very similar to the creamy original. We arguably got a bit carried away with the addition of mint and cacao nibs; we love the mint-chocolate-chip effect they bring, which somehow works well with the black sesame, but we won’t be offended if you leave them out.


  • 1 cup smoothie milk (also in The Greenhouse Cookbook) or other non-dairy milk
  • 1 frozen banana, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp black tahini
  • 1 Medjool date, pitted
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp raw cacao nibs, plus extra for garnish
  • 4 drops drops peppermint extract or 1 heaping tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 7 ice cubes


Pour the Smoothie Milk into a blender, ensuring that the blades are submerged. Add the banana, black tahini, date, cinnamon, vanilla, cacao nibs and mint.

Blend for 30 seconds, or until well combined. If your blender has more than one setting, start on a low speed and slowly build up to a high one to keep everything from jumping toward the lid of your blender and making it harder to clean.

Taste and adjust if necessary, then add the ice cubes and blend on a high speed until smooth. If you can no longer hear the crunch of ice when you switch off the blender and hear the motor winding down, your cubes should be thoroughly pulverized. Pour into a tall glass and serve topped with cacao nibs.

Servings: Makes 1 large smoothie or 2 small smoothies

Morning Energy Tonic


  • 1 Carrot Freshly Juiced
  • 3 drops of Black Seed Oil

Carefully peel the carrots and place in the blender, ensuring that the blades are submerged and add 3 drops of Balck seed Oil.


Drink on a empty stomach first thing in the morning for an energy boosting start to the day

Black Seed Avocado Dip

This Black Seed Bean dip is a filling snack that can pass as a meal and is sure to wow guests! It’s a great way to stay on track with clean-eating goals and will kick your metabolism into high gear.

We love the ingredients in this bean dip, which include black beans (super high on protein), cilantro (great for detoxification and flushing out heavy metals in the blood), and onion and garlic (which boost the immune system and keep circulation going.

And of course, we always have a great time sneaking our Black Seed Oil and Seeds into our recipes. This magnificent seed has been used for thousands of years to support the immune system, promote healthy hair and skin, and help with weight loss and healthy weight maintenance. Plus, it adds a great flavor to savoury foods. 

So what are we waiting for? Let’s make this dip


  • 2 (15 oz) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 1/2 an organic onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3/4 organic jalapeño, seeds removed and diced
  • Juice from 1.5 limes
  • 1 tablespoon The Islam Shop Black Seed Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed chilis
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 heaping tablespoons ricotta (optional) 
  • black pepper to taste

How to Make:

1) Combine beans, black cumin oil and water in food processor and blend until smooth.

2) Stop blending and add all other ingredients (except ricotta) into food processor and continue blending until smooth.

3) If you’re eating a vegan diet, stop right there! If you eat dairy, this is the time to add in your ricotta cheese and blend again.

4) Scoop the black bean dip in a bowl and garnish, if desired. Serve with tortilla chips and/or cut up vegetables.

Know what’s special about black cumin oil? We did a whole blog post about the amazing health benefits of this special seed, but to sum up, it boosts your immune system, helps with weight loss if that’s a goal of yours, has amazing heart health and blood sugar balancing benefits, and is great for your hair, skin, and nails. 

The Activation solution…

There are lots of black seed oil products in the marketplace, but they aren’t all organic and the oils aren’t always extracted in such a way that they’ll be beneficial for your health.

You want an oil that is made without GMOs, that has all its nutrients intact and that won’t go rancid even if it’s not stored in the fridge. Most oils out there are severely damaged by the pressing process, even ‘cold-pressed’ ones.

Here at The Islam Shop Products, we offer the highest-quality black seed oil on the market. We don’t cut corners. You’ll feel amazing after consuming our oil regularly. There’s really nothing else out there like Perfect Press Black Seed Oil.

The Black Seed Cocktail


  • 3/4 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • Lemon slice
  • Sprite, 7up or Lemonadae
  • Black Seeds Oil or Black Seeds


Thoroughly muddle blackberries in a cocktail shaker. Add lemon juice, simple syrup, 7up, Sprite or Lemonade, 1 cup ice cubes and Black Seeds or 2-3 Black Seed Oil. Cover and shake well. Pour contents into a glass and add a lemon slice.

Watermelon Sour


  • Seedlip Garden 108: 50ml
  • Basil & Watermelon Shrub*: 20ml
  • Egg White: Dash
  • To make 500ml of the Shrub
  • 1x Small Watermelon, Handful of Basil Leaves 1x Cup of Apple Cyder Vinegar, 1x Cup of White Sugar.
  • Black Seed Oil or Black Seed 2-3 teaspoons


Add all ingredients into a jar and muddle.

Leave overnight & Strain.

Shake with Ice & Fine Strain into the glass

Glass & Garnish

Coupe Glass

Garnish w/ Basil leaf

Black Seed Oil Fruit Smoothie Recipe


• 1 cup of coconut milk or any other alternative milk (i.e. hemp, rice, almond, cashew)

• ½ tsp of high-quality black seed oil

• 1 banana

• ½ cup of pineapple

• ½ cup of dragon fruit

• Pinch of turmeric

• Pinch of ginger

• 1 tbsp. of cacao nibs

• 1 tbsp. of honey or maple syrup

• Water

• Ice (optional)


1. Place all of your dry ingredients into a high-speed blender or food processor.

2. Add black seed oil, honey, water, and/or ice. The amount of water and/or ice needed will vary on your blender and your consistency preference, so add as needed.

3. Blend well until smooth and transfer to a glass.

4. Drink to your health and enjoy!

Black Cumin Seed Smoothie

Studies have shown that black seed oil may be helpful when it comes to reducing inflammation in the body and improving blood sugar. Both inflammation and low blood sugar are two big reasons your energy levels could be low, so blend up this smoothie as a natural remedy.


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp black seed oil
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of dried ginger
  • 1 cup ice


1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Enjoy!

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Black Seed Recipes

By The Islam Shop

Published on April 3, 2020

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If you are finding it difficult to drink Black Seed Oil on its own then look no further as these inspiration recipes on how we can incorporate Black Seed in to our diets. One of the many wonderful things about herbs and spices is the natural beauty they possess when in their natural habitats. The Nigella sativa, for instance, is a plant found throughout Turkey, Syria, Ethopia and parts of Iraq that produces gorgeous yet delicate flowers. These flowers range from light blue to white color and have tall skinny leaves. These flowers contain pods that carry many seeds called “black cumin fruit” or nigella seeds, as we know them. Other names include black cumin, black onion seed, and black sesame seed. The list doesn’t stop there, though. Nigella seeds are also called “kalouji” in India and in the US also referred to as “charnushka."

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