A richly filled rainbow Buddha bowl with lots of vitamins! This Buddha bowl vegan recipe is not only very tasty, it is also colorful. Eating the colors of the rainbow is also healthy. But we will tell you more about that later! Are you ready to make this hip colored and healthy bowl ?!
Making a Buddha bowl is not difficult. Only cutting the vegetables takes up time. What we love about Buddha bowls is that you can make them how you like them. There are no rules. The basis of every Buddha bowl is grains such as quinoa, rice, pearl couscous, soba noodles or bulgur. And then you add vegetables, fruit, sauce, and other toppings.
This Buddha bowl is completely vegetarian and vegan. If you want to add animal products, think of chicken, salmon or egg. But originally, a Buddha bowl is vegetarian.
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What Is A Buddha Bowl?
Basically, a Buddha bowl is a bowl with grains and healthy ingredients. Before the Buddha bowl trend came into the world in 2013, these bowls were also known as hippie bowl, sunshine bowl, macro bowl or simply as a grain bowl.
The Buddha bowl is inspired by Buddhist monks who walk around with their bowls that are filled with what people can give. As a result, the bowl is filled with a variety of ingredients. Monks follow their spiritual leader Buddha who also walked around with his bowl filled with what villagers could share.
Buddhist monks do not eat meat and are often vegan. That is why a Buddha bowl is often vegetarian / vegan!
A Buddha bowl is a balanced meal that will never get boring, because you can vary endlessly with different grains, vegetables, fruit and other toppings.
Buddha Bowl Recipe
Choose quinoa, rice, pearl couscous, soba noodles or bulgur as the base, and then it’s time to choose the toppings! In the recipe below, you see the vegetables we use, in the colors of the rainbow. Go for the toppings you like.
Examples include tomatoes, bell pepper, sweet potato, spinach, corn, mango, peaches, pumpkin, broccoli, soybeans, beetroot, avocado and mushrooms. You can put the vegetables raw in the Buddha bowl, but you can also choose to cook or bake vegetables such as broccoli, pumpkin and sweet potato first.
Because Buddha bowls are often vegetarian/vegan, it is important to have a protein-rich vegetable or grain as a base. Chickpeas, soybeans or avocado for example! Also tasty; these roasted chickpeas.
Finish the Buddha bowl with a tasty sauce (more about dressings later in this article) and, for example, seeds.
MUST TRY: our vegan poke bowl!
TIP! A Buddha bowl is perfect for finishing your vegetable leftovers in the fridge!
Eat The Rainbow
Did you know that you eat more nutrients if you eat more colors of fruit and vegetables? So it is not only fun to eat the colors of the rainbow, it is also healthy!
Vegan Buddha Bowl
This recipe is completely vegan! Pay attention to the sauce that you use, use vegan mayo for example.
Vegan Buddha bowls are popular among vegans because these bowls are packed with nutrients! It is a complete meal with carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
As we said earlier, roasted chickpeas are great for your Buddha bowl, or just for with it. See our chickpea recipe how to make roasted chickpeas.
Buddha Bowl Sauce
You can’t miss a dressing on your Buddha bowl! These are 4 examples of sauces that we love to eat with our Buddha bowl. The favorite is: the spicy mayo dressing! Decide for yourself which dressing you like best.
2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp (olive) oil
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp agave syrup optional
1 ½ tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp mustard 4 ½ tbsp (olive) oil
pepper + salt
2 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp agave syrup
½ tbsp (olive) oil
2 ½ tbsp water
Spicy Mayo Dressing
3 tbsp (vegan) mayonnaise
3 tbsp lime juice chili flakes to taste
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Rainbow Buddha Bowl Vegan
- 300 gram quinoa, rice, pearl couscous, soba noodles or bulgur 10.5 oz
- 2 tomatoes or 1 red bell pepper
- 2 carrots or ½ boiled sweet potato
- roasted chickpeas optional
- 1 yellow bell pepper or ½ canned corn
- 2 peaches or ½ mango
- 100 gram soybeans 3.5 oz
- 1 handful spinach or ½ cucumber
- 1 beetroot or 2 tablespoons of potted red cabbage
- 125 gram chestnut mushrooms + 1 garlic clove 4.4 oz
- black olives
- sesame seeds
- First make the roasted chickpeas.
- Cook your chosen grain according to the instructions on the package.
- Fry the mushrooms with a chopped garlic clove in a pan with oil.
- Cut all vegetables and / or fruit into cubes. Or make fun figures with mini cutters!
- Divide your basic grains over 4 bowls. Then decorate your Buddha bowl with all the colors of the rainbow! Top it off with a nice dressing (read our tips in the article above this recipe).
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