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26 Healthy Vegan Buddha Bowl Recipes

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Buddha bowls are one of my favorite lunches to prepare. They’re easy to throw together and you can make different variations so you don’t get bored of the same old recipe. I like mixing up the veggies and sauces to keep things interesting.

My first encounter with a Buddha bowl was on a whim. We stopped by a restaurant after a long drive in search of something healthy to eat. We found a tiny place that was crafting up super tasty Buddha bowls with fresh ingredients. I realized how simple they were to make myself, and I’ve been hooked ever since!

Here are some creative vegan Buddha bowl recipes to add your meal rotation.

1. Vegan Deconstructed Spring Roll Bowl

This spring roll bowl is everything you love about a traditional spring roll, but in a healthier deconstructed form. It’s completely vegan and plant-based, and it makes a very satisfying lunch or dinner.

2. Vegan Poke Bowl With Watermelon

Vegan poke bowl with watermelon

Normally, poke bowls are made with raw tuna fish. Not in this bowl! This poke bowl is completely vegan and is made with watermelon for a unique texture with a savory taste.

3. Plant Based Egg Roll Bowl

Everything you love about an egg roll, but in a deconstructed and plant-based form! Skip the grease, skip the frying, and try this lighter option instead.

4. Vegan Buddha Bowl

Vegan buddha bowl

This buddha bowl uses a tasty ginger fried rice as a base for extra flavor. Topped off with tofu, fresh veggies, and microgreens, you won’t be able to get enough of this dish. It’s customizable so you can add any additional veggies you’d like.

5. Chickpea Buddha Bowl

Chickpea buddha bowl

This bold Middle Eastern Buddha bowl is packed with flavor as it incorporates eggplant, red peppers, and spices. There’s also a really tasty cilantro and mint chutney to top it off with. It’s also a great way to use up fresh eggplant from the garden!

6. Mexican Buddha Bowl

Mexican Buddha bowl

Citrus smoked tofu? Yes, please! If you’re craving Mexican food but want to eat on the healthier side, then this bowl is for you. Decked out with salsa, hot sauce, and avocado, this bowl has all the flavors.

7. High Protein Veggie Quinoa Bowl

High protein vegetable bowl with quinoa

Packed with protein and fully customizable, this healthy bowl features a creamy and addictive sauce. Top off with nuts and berries for a satisfying meal.

8. Couscous Buddha Bowl

Sweet potato couscous bowl

This tasty Buddha bowl is made with couscous and a flavorful tahini dressing. This bowl is easy to throw together and has all the goodness of roasted veggies, pistachios, and pumpkin seeds. This is a great bowl to take with you to the office.

9. Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl With Coconut

Buddha bowl with sweet potato and coconut milk

This healthy sweet potato bowl uses coconut for added flavor. Quinoa and sweet potato are the stars of the show in this recipe, while thyme, rosemary, and basil bring all the flavors to life. Add fresh bell peppers and fennel to this dish to level up the veggies and add more crunch.

10. Beet Orange Buddha Bowl

Buddha bowl with beets and orange

If you’re not already eating a lot of beets, you should consider adding them to your next Buddha bowl! They’re incredibly nutritious and tasty, and one of the more underrated vegetables (in my opinion). This recipe uses tasty beets and zingy orange for a unique dish that’s perfect for meal prep.

11. Vegan Buddha Bowl With Roasted Butternut Squash

Butternut squash buddha bowl

I absolutely love butternut squash and I always stock up when they go on sale in the fall. This recipe uses butternut squash that’s been roasted with paprika and garlic – yum! Topped with avocado, carrot, and tahini dressing, your lunch is about to get a whole lot tastier.

12. Quinoa and Veggie Power Bowls

Quinoa and veggie power bowl

These quinoa and veggie power bowls incorporate all the good things – grains, spices and veggies. Simple to prepare and very fall-themed, you’ll love this spicy and warming power bowl.

13. Pesto Buddha Bowl

Pesto Buddha bowl

This Buddha bowl uses one of my favorite ingredients for flavor – pesto! Loaded with superfoods, it’s free of refined-sugars, oils, and gluten. If you’ve never made your own pesto at home, you should give it a shot. It’s really easy to make and the recipe for this superfood pesto is included with this bowl.

14. Crispy Asian Tofu Buddha Bowl

Crispy Buddha bowl with tofu

If you want to add a bit more crunch to your Buddha bowl, check out this crispy Asian tofu bowl. It uses crispy tofu that’s made in the air fryer for a satisfying and healthy meal. Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger all come together for a tasty sauce that makes this Buddha bowl incredibly tasty.

15. Chipotle Lime Mexican Buddha Bowl

Vegan Mexican Buddha bowl

This is another Mexican Buddha bowl on the list that’s bursting with flavor. Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce add tons of flavor while black beans give this bowl protein for a complete meal. The cilantro rice is the perfect base for this tasty dish that’s perfect for lunch-on-the-go.

16. Mediterranean Buddha Bowl

Mediterranean Buddha bowl

This is a simple, customizable Mediterranean bowl that can be made in under twenty minutes. It’s topped with a clever vegan feta cheese that’s made with tofu and miso paste. I let my non-vegan friend take a bite of this and he said it was better than feta cheese. The dressing uses flax oil and balsamic vinegar for a zingy flavor that makes this bowl a favorite.

17. Buffalo Chickpea Bowl

Buffalo chickpea bowl

This recipe is unique because it uses spicy, buffalo chickpeas for the protein. If you like a bit of kick in your dish, you’ll want to give this one a shot. It only takes 10-minutes to prep and uses minimal cooking utensils. The roasted chickpeas and cauliflower go perfectly together in this satisfying vegan Buddha bowl.

18. Edamame Buddha Bowl

Shelled edamame and plantains add a whole new level of flavor to this Buddha bowl recipe. It’s a great way to mix up your bowls if you’re getting tired of black beans or chickpeas. Give this comforting bowl a go next time you need an easy dinner recipe.

19. Simple Tofu Poke Bowl

Vegan Poke Bowl With Tofu

While poke bowls are traditionally made with fish, this vegan poke bowl is made with tofu. This Hawaiian style dish uses mangos and avocado for a fresh and tasty dish that’s a breeze to prepare.

20. Vegan Egg Roll in a Bowl

Egg roll in a bowl

This is a plant-based version of a classic takeout dish. Crispy tofu, carrots, cabbage and soy sauce make this an addicting bowl that will be hard to put down! Top with sesame seeds and rice crackers for extra crunch and you’re good to go.

21. Asian Stick Tempeh Bowl

Sticky Asian Buddha bowl

If you like cooking with tempeh, you’ll want to check out this sticky tempeh Asian bowl. This high-protein meal is really satisfying and the flavors are irresistible. There are a lot of substitutions and variations you can make with this recipe to personalize it to your own taste as well.

22. Tantalizing Teriyaki Bowl Recipe With Tofu

Tofy teriyaki bowl

This vegan tofu Buddha bowl can be made with either rice or noodles as the base. It’s healthy and fresh, with shelled edamame, broccoli and tofu for flavor and substance. The homemade teriyaki sauce brings it all together for an irresistible lunch or dinner.

23. Crispy Chickpea Quinoa Nourish Bowl

Winter harvest Buddha bowl

This plant-based Buddha bowl takes advance of vegetables that are in season during the cooler months. It’s an easy recipe that uses scallions and parsley in the dressing for unbeatable flavor. This is another great bowl that utilizes beets!

24. Veggie Power Bowl with Dijon Dressing

Buddha bowl with Dijon

I love the way Dijon tastes on salads, sandwiches, and Buddha bowls! This vegan Buddha bowl uses squash, beans, and quinoa for a filling meal. And, it’s topped off with a dressing made with Dijon and maple syrup. You really can’t go wrong with a combination like that.

25. Winter Grain Bowl

Winter grain bowl

This winter grain bowl can be prepared and enjoyed all year round (not just the winter!). It combines some of my favorite veggies, including carrots and parsnips. The veggies are roasted to bring out the flavor and add warmth to the meal. Chickpeas add protein, so you’ll be satisfied till your next meal.

26. Sweet Potato Quinoa Buddha Bowl

Sweet potato quinoa buddha bowl

Sweet potato and quinoa are a match made in heaven. This savory buddha bowl is vegan, colorful, and full of the good stuff. Topped off with a lemon tahini dressing, you’ll want this in your weekly rotation.

As you can see, Buddha bowls come in many different forms. You can get really creative with the ingredients and dressings you decide to use. Let me know in the comments what you like to use to create your own Buddha bowls. I hope these recipes sparked some inspiration for a healthy week of eating ahead!

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