Rainbow Vegan Buddha Bowl

Rainbow Vegan Buddha Bowl

In a world brimming with culinary creativity, few dishes capture the essence of balanced, vibrant, and customisable meals quite like Buddha Bowls. These colourful, nutrient-packed and eco-friendly bowls have surged in popularity, not just for their aesthetic appeal but for their versatility and nourishing components.

Try one of our favourite Buddha Bowls: 

 

Rainbow Vegan Buddha Bowl

Ingredients:


For the base:
Cooked quinoa or brown rice
Mixed salad greens or spinach

For the toppings:
Roasted sweet potatoes, cubed
Sautéed or roasted vegetables (broccoli, bell peppers, carrots, etc.)
Chickpeas or tofu, seasoned and roasted
Sliced avocado
Grated carrots
Sliced radishes
Fresh cucumber, diced

Red cabbage, thinly sliced

For the dressing:
3 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste

    Instructions:

    1. Prepare the Base:

      • Cook quinoa or brown rice according to package instructions. Set aside.
      • Arrange a bed of mixed salad greens or spinach in serving bowls.
    2. Roast the Veggies and Protein:

      • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
      • Toss cubed sweet potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast for 20-25 minutes until tender and slightly crispy.
      • Season chickpeas or tofu with your favorite spices (paprika, cumin, garlic powder, etc.) and roast until golden brown and crispy, about 20-25 minutes.
      • Sauté or roast assorted vegetables until cooked to your liking.
    3. Assemble the Bowl:

      • Arrange the cooked quinoa or brown rice on top of the salad greens.
      • Add the roasted sweet potatoes, chickpeas/tofu, and assorted veggies in sections around the bowl.
      • Decorate with sliced avocado, grated carrots, radishes, cucumber, and red cabbage.
    4. Prepare the Dressing:

      • In a small bowl, whisk together tahini, lemon juice, water, minced garlic, salt, and pepper until smooth. Adjust consistency with more water if needed.
    5. Drizzle and Enjoy:

      • Drizzle the tahini dressing over the Buddha Bowl or serve it on the side.
      • Mix everything together and enjoy your colourful, nutritious vegan Buddha Bowl!

    Feel free to customise this recipe by adding your favourite vegetables, nuts, seeds, or even a spicy sauce for an extra kick. It's a versatile dish that allows you to experiment with flavours and textures while embracing a plant-based lifestyle - which the environment will thank you for. 

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