Diverse and conscious enjoyment – the food trend “Bowls” is more popular than ever before. The “Buddha Bowl” was the keyword that got the trend rolling. The Buddha not only stands for attentive eating but also balanced composition. And this exactly is reflected in the Buddha Bowls.
What is a Buddha Bowl?
“A Buddha bowl is a vegetarian meal served on a single bowl or high-rimmed plate, which consists of little dishes, served cold. The dishes are a combination of healthy whole grains such as quinoa or brown rice, plant proteins such as chickpeas or tofu and vegetables.” @wikipedia.org
With Buddha Bowls, it is clearly the composition that makes the difference!
The colourful bowls are filled with lots of vegetables, as well as satiating carbohydrates and protein-rich foods. So you can put your bowl together in many different ways and get varied meals every time. Healthy, nutritious and satisfying! The various components make the bowls not only a culinary delight but also a real eye-catcher.
Buddha Bowls – How do you put them together?
Everything is possible as long as it is colourful and fresh! The more varied the ingredients, the more different healthy nutrients are in the bowl. Buddha bowls are easy to prepare and immensely satisfying with any combination of whole grains, pulses, noodles, raw or cooked fruits and veggies all topped off with a delicious sauce or dressing. Each bite is an explosion of flavours and textures.
Here are the basics:
- The basis is formed by ingredients with complex carbohydrates, which fill you up for a long time and go into the bowl first: natural rice, quinoa, spelt, lentils, chickpeas or millet. Low-carb fans can choose konjac noodles or salad.
- Proteins are provided by legumes, tofu and other soy products.
- At least two, or even better three or more types of fresh fruit or vegetables provide vitamins, minerals and secondary plant substances. Much of it can be put into the bowl raw, but others have to be cooked briefly, marinated or fermented.
- Sauces and dressings add extra spice.
- Cold-pressed vegetable oils, nutmeg or avocado, provide a healthy portion of valuable fats.
- Toppings such as nuts and seeds, but also aromatic things like capers, herbs or cheese finally provide the ultimate taste experience.
Let’s get started and try it out!
We have browsed the internet to find the best recipes for you. The following 15 delicious and healthy buddha bowl recipes are all loaded with vegetables, are mostly plant-based and dairy-free as well as nourishing and filling. It’s all about the colour in these bowls!
Table of Contents – 15 Healthy and Delicious Buddha Bowls:
- Roasted Broccoli Bowl with Sunbutter Sauce
- Winter Buddha Bowl
- Greek Buddha Bowl
- Thai Buddha Bowl with Peanut Red Curry Sauce
- Peanut Tofu Buddha Bowl
- Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl
- Mediterranean Buddha Bowl
- Pecan Buddha Bowl
- Fall Harvest Buddha Bowl
- Tempeh Buddha Bowl with Miso-Almond Sauce
- Summer Grain Buddha Bowl with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette
- Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Buddha Bowl
- Tropical Buddha Bowl with Plantains, Black Beans, and Mango
- Orange-Ginger Tempeh Bowl with Black Sesame Sauce
- Detox Vegan Buddha Bowl
Roasted Broccoli Bowl with Sunbutter Sauce
This Roasted Buddha Bowl features besides roasted broccoli, smoky, roasted chickpeas, nutty quinoa, and a rich and flavorful sunbutter sauce (similar to Asian peanut sauce). The recipe is vegan, gluten-free and super delicious.
Winter Buddha Bowl
This winter bowl illustrates the ideal meal our body would love to be daily nurtured with, in winter. This plate contains colourful ingredients like dark leafy greens, fibre and protein, healthy fats and fermented foods. It is super healthy and illustrates the ideal meal our body would love to be daily nurtured with, in winter.
Greek Buddha Bowl
Thai Buddha Bowl with Peanut Red Curry Sauce
Thai Buddha Bowl with Peanut Red Curry Sauce! What do you want more? The bowl is quick and easy to put together with heaps of fresh vegetables and crispy fried tofu served over coconut rice and topped off with a simple Thai peanut sauce with spicy red curry. If you are looking for a healthy buddha bowl recipe, this is it.
Peanut Tofu Buddha Bowl
This Peanut Tofu Buddha Bowl is excellent for a weeknight dinner or light lunch. Brown rice, peanut tofu, vegetables and roasted broccoli in a simple peanut sauce. So yummy!
Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl
This Sweet Potato Chickpea Bowl is ridiculously healthy and prepared in no time. It is loaded with four kinds of vegetables, fibre- and protein-rich chickpeas and a maple-tahini sauce that is so good you’ll want to put it on everything. If you like sweet potatoes and chickpeas as much as I do, then you should give this bowl a try!
Find the full recipe here. >>
Mediterranean Buddha Bowl
Brown rice, hummus, Greek yoghurt, feta cheese, chickpeas, roasted vegetables and greens combined to make a delicious bowl. It is light and a short excursion into the Mediterranean kitchen. These buddha bowls are customizable, perfect for lunches or dinners and warm summer evenings! Find the full recipe here.
Pecan Buddha Bowl
Fall Harvest Buddha Bowl
Tempeh Buddha Bowl with Miso-Almond Sauce
When you need to feel nourished, make these simple Miso-Almond Tempeh Buddha Bowls. This bowl combines tempeh, sweet potato, broccoli, bell pepper brown rice or quinoa and sesame seeds and is topped with a delicious miso-almond sauce. Prepared either by skillet or sheet-pan, this recipe will be on the table in no time!
Summer Grain Buddha Bowl with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette
Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Buddha Bowl
Tropical Buddha Bowl with Plantains, Black Beans, and Mango Salsa
Orange-Ginger Tempeh Bowl with Black Sesame Sauce
Detox Vegan Buddha Bowl
Which of these healthy and delicious buddha bowls could become your favourite?