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

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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. 

Find the full recipe here. >>

Winter Buddha Bowl

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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. 

Find the full recipe here. >>

Greek Buddha Bowl

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Vegan, healthy, gluten-free – All this applies to this Greek Buddha Bowl. This bowl with roasted grape tomatoes, marinated artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, arugula and spinach topped with tahini lemon dressing and greek marinated tofu is just perfection. The combination of everything in this bowl is out of this world! 
 

Thai Buddha Bowl with Peanut Red Curry Sauce

Thai Buddha Bowl with Peanut Red Curry Sauce
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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

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Buddha Bowl_Peanut Tofu 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

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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

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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. 

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Pecan Buddha Bowl

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You will love making this power-packed Pecan Buddha Bowl using healthy ingredients like pecans, sweet potato, kale, quinoa and eggs. This bowl combines nutritious ingredients and is the perfect dish to give you a superfood energy boost! 

Fall Harvest Buddha Bowl

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So delicious and a healthy treat for yourself! Enjoy all the flavours of Fall in this Fall Harvest Buddha Bowl loaded with roasted squash, roasted chickpeas, and brussels sprouts topped with a maple mustard dressing, pomegranate and sesame seeds! 

Tempeh Buddha Bowl with Miso-Almond Sauce

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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! 

Find the full recipe here. >>

 


Summer Grain Buddha Bowl with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

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Summer Grain Buddha Bowl with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette
This grain bowl shows off the best of summer’s bounty with a medley of fresh fruits and vegetables – Spinach, sweet corn, blueberries and cherry tomatoes take centre stage. At the same time, a zippy lemon basil vinaigrette let the flavours dance. For the final touch, some goat cheese crumbles, and sunflower seeds are added and turn this bowl into a delicious summer feast. 

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Buddha Bowl

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You love roasted vegetables and buddha bowls and can’t decide which one you should choose for diner? Why not combine both of them? This Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Buddha Bowl contains roasted sweet potatoes, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, black beans, leafy greens, cherry tomatoes, and avocado. Still, you can easily vary it with whatever vegetables you prefer or have on hand. Top it with tahini dressing and enjoy this healthy meal. 

Tropical Buddha Bowl with Plantains, Black Beans, and Mango Salsa

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Buddha Bowl_Tropical Buddha Bowl with Plantains,Black Beans and Mango Salsa
Tropical flavours and healthy ingredients – Are you already in vacation mood? So am I, when I think of that Tropical Buddha Bowl. It combines avocado, citrus, and plantains – dressed up with pure black beans in a healthy, hearty one-dish meal. The best part about it is the delicious mango salsa that gives you immediately that ultimate summer feeling. 

Orange-Ginger Tempeh Bowl with Black Sesame Sauce

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This Orange Ginger Tempeh Bowl is the right thing for tempeh lovers. Throw cooked quinoa, sweet potato, a handful of greens, avocado slices and cilantro together, add the orange ginger tempeh and top it with the black sesame sauce. Here you go – you’ve got yourself a delicious, balanced and super satisfying meal. Try it out! 

Detox Vegan Buddha Bowl

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Buddha Bowl_Detox Vegan Buddha Bowl
Clean eating is a huge trend, and overall, really good for your body. If you are looking for a healthy and clean meal, this Detox Vegan Buddha Bowl is just right for you. It is made with sauteed kale, roasted beets, micro and baby greens, chickpeas, and lemon miso tahini sauce on top of a bed of brown rice. Freaking tasty! 

Which of these healthy and delicious buddha bowls could become your favourite?

For more buddha bowl recipes, you are welcome to visit my Pinterest Board: Buddha Bowl Recipes.

If you have Pinterest, you are welcome to visit my site or pin one of these pictures to find the post faster! 🙂

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