Vibrant Vegan Buddha Bowl



Prep Time:

15 min

Cook Time:

35 min

Good For:

Lunch & Dinner

About This Recipe


 By: Michelle Savard

Buddha bowls are a great all-in-one vegan meal containing protein from legumes, whole grains (rice, quinoa, millet…) and an assortment of small portions of vegetables providing a wide array of vitamins and minerals.  

This is an ultimate nutrient-dense meal that’s so easy because you can use whatever you have in the fridge.  It’s a good way to eat different colored vegetables.  The mix of different colors make it more appetizing as well as make it rich in a wide variety of phytonutrients.  

The name Buddha Bowl is said to originate from the monks who would walk around accepting small portions of food offerings.  It is also round like a happy Buddha belly:)

Check out the recipe below and get inspired to make your own beautiful Buddha Bowl.



  • Brown rice
  • Greens of choice (spinach, collard greens…)
  • Chick peas
  • Grated carrots
  • Shredded red cabbage
  • Avocado
  • Black sesame seeds
  • Green onions (Chives)
  • Coriander (optional)

Tahini Creamy Dressing

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1Tbsp tamari
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 medium lemon (juice)
  • 2-4 Tbsp hot water (to thin)


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1
Cook rice in a medium sauce pan for appropriate time according to rice type.
Step 2
Steem greens in a saucepan for 5 minutes or until cooked.
Step 3
Prepare vegetables: grate carrots, shred cabbage, dice avocado, chop coriander and chives.
Step 4
Assemble Buddha Bowl: place rice at the bottom of the dish, on top in small bundles place chick peas and vegetables (carrots, greens, avocado, cabbage) in a quarter of the bowl.  Sprinkle chives, sesame seeds and coriander on top.
Step 5
Combine all ingredient of dressing in a small glass container with a lid.  Shake well.
Step 6
Drizzle dressing on your vegetable and enjoy!  Buon appetito!

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