Easy Vegan Buddha Bowl

 
Easy Vegan Buddha Bowl with Tahini Balsamic Dressing, by Beautiful Ingredient

Easy Vegan Buddha Bowl with Tahini Balsamic Dressing, by Beautiful Ingredient

 

This recipe is:

vegan | wfpb (whole food, plant-based) | easy | quick | gluten-free | oil-free | refined sugar-free | 10 ingredients or less


Easy Tahini Buddha Bowl by Beautiful Ingredient

Easy Tahini Buddha Bowl by Beautiful Ingredient

Buddha bowls, grain bowls, vegan bowls, or just bowls - whatever we call them, I also call them a fave.  It's such an easy, great way to get a nice variety in one meal.  

  • Beans? Check.  
  • Whole grains?  Check.  
  • Veggies?  Check, check and check.  

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I often have one for lunch.  O-f-t-e-n.  (More often than pictured, actually.)  Everything can be eaten separately or mixed together, it's all complimentary.  

What makes a Buddha bowl easy?  There is one key to this:  Batch cook whole grains and beans ahead of time.  If you have a day that you're home long enough to make a big batch, you can have those beans and grains in the fridge for days (about four).  Or in the freezer for up to a couple months!  This makes life during those four days so much easier.  You can of course use canned beans, but there are advantages to using dry:  they are a lot less expensive and I think they taste much better.  If you just can't find the time to cook them, try using a Crock-Pot or Instant Pot.  Typically, beans and grains require different cook times, so usually its best to make separate batches.

Crock-Pot:

 

Instant Pot:

Easy Vegan Buddha Bowl with Tahini Balsamic Salad Dressing, by Beautiful Ingredient

Easy Vegan Buddha Bowl with Tahini Balsamic Salad Dressing, by Beautiful Ingredient


A dressing that pleasantly pulls it all together is Tahini Balsamic Dressing.  It's creamy with a burnt-sugar, rich flavor (though no refined-sugar or added oils are involved) and comes together with the stir of a spoon.  You can find the recipe here:


Easy Vegan Buddha Bowl by Beautiful Ingredient

Easy Vegan Buddha Bowl by Beautiful Ingredient

Easy Vegan Buddha Bowl with Tahini Balsamic SAlad Dressing, by Beautiful Ingredient

Easy Vegan Buddha Bowl with Tahini Balsamic SAlad Dressing, by Beautiful Ingredient


Easy Vegan Buddha Bowl Recipe

Vegan | WFPB | Easy | Gluten-free | Oil-free | Refined Sugar-Free | 10 Ingredients or Less

YIELD:  1 serving (double, triple, etc. for more servings)
PRE-PREP:  Grains, beans (if using dry beans), and dressing
PREP TIME:  10 minutes 

RECIPE CATEGORY:  Salads
PRIMARY TOOLS:  Knife, hands
COOKING METHOD: Chopping

RECIPE NOTE:  Feel free to add more (or less) of any ingredient - quantities are not set in stone and just depend on how hungry you are.

Note: Kitchen times are approximate and will depend on various factors, like your personal kitchen speed and how many hands you have working with you. Cooking can become a centering experience that brings family together. I hope you enjoy the ride!

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Salad dressing recipes to go with: