Our 25 BEST Buddha Bowl Recipes- plant-based, vegan-adaptable, and loaded up with healthy veggies, whole grains or rice, and plant-based protein. Globally inspired, these nourishing bowls are packed full of flavor! 

Our BEST 25 Buddha Bowl Recipes!

Vegan Oaxacan Bowl

This Vegan Oaxacan Bowl is grain and gluten-free, made with roasted chipotle sweet potatoes and roasted peppers over a bed of warm seasoned black beans. It’s topped with crunchy cabbage slaw, avocado and my favorite thing ever, toasted Chipotle Maple Pecans. One of my personal favorites!

Our 25 BEST Vegan Buddha Bowls!| Mexican Oaxacan Bowl with roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, avocado, and cabbage slaw.

Bali Bowls with Peanut Tofu

Bali Bowl with Peanut Tofu, black rice, roasted sweet potatoes, shredded cabbage, radish, snow peas and Peanut Sauce.  A delicious vegan buddha bowl recipe the whole family will love!

Our 25 BEST Vegan Buddha Bowls!| Bali Bowl with Peanut Tofu, black rice, roasted sweet potatoes, shredded cabbage, radish and snow peas. #peanutsauce #peanuttofu #healthybowl #veganbowls #buddhabowls #vegan #plantbased #cleaneating #eatclean #detoxrecipes #balifood #balinese

Indian Cauliflower Chickpea Tofu Bowl

Savory oven-roasted Indian Cauliflower, Chickpea, and Tofu Bowls served over fluffy basmati rice with Cilantro Mint Chutney, seasoned with a simple Madras Curry dressing. A simple dish rich with fragrant spice and amazing flavor.  Healthy,  flavorful, and vegan!

Savory oven-roasted Indian Cauliflower, Chickpea, and Tofu Bowls served over fluffy basmati rice with Cilantro Mint Chutney, seasoned with a simple Madras Curry dressing. A simple dish rich with fragrant spice and amazing flavor.  Healthy,  flavorful, and vegan! (Updated 4/22)

Roasted Sunchoke and Barley Bowl

Served up with mushrooms, parsnips and kale, drizzled with a  Zaatar Tahini Sauce –  a vegan plant-based buddha bowl, perfect for fall!

Our 25 BEST Vegan Buddha Bowls!| Roasted Sunchoke and Barley Bowl with mushrooms, parsnips and kale, drizzled with a  Zaatar Tahini Sauce -  a healthy vegan plant-based bowl, perfect for fall! #barley #sunchokes #sunchoke #bowl #buddhabowl #veganbowl

Baked Falafel Bowls!

Meal-prep these tasty falafels and freeze for the busy workweek.  Serve with seasonal veggies,  greens, warm grains and a drizzle of Every Day Tahini Sauce. So yummy! Perfect in vegan buddha bowls!

Our 25 BEST Vegan Buddha Bowls!| Like this...Baked Falafel Bowl! Meal-prep these authentic falafels and freeze for the busy workweek. Serve with warm grains or grains, fresh or roasted veggies and tahini sauce! Vegan and Gluten-free! #buddhabowl #veganbowl #veganbowls #buddhabowls #falafelbowl #easyfalafel #bakedfalafels #bakedfalafel #falafelsalad #cleaneating #eatclean #plantbased #detox

 Vegan Bahn Mi Noodle Bowl

Made with Crispy Tofu, rice noodles, pickled carrots and radishes, crunchy cucumber and cabbage and spicy, vegan Bahn Mi dressing! This buddha bowl is bursting with Vietnamese flavor! Feel free to use zucchini noodles, sweet potato noodles or kelp noodles!

Our 25 BEST Vegan Buddha Bowls!|Fresh and delicious Vegan Bahn Mi Noodle Bowl with Sriracha Tofu, rice noodles, pickled carrots and radishes, crunchy cucumber and cabbage and a creamy vegan spicy Bahn Mi dressing! #bahnmi #healthybowl #noodlebowl #vegan #veganbowl #bahnmibowl #noodles

Smokey Cauliflower Chimichurri Bowls!

These filling vegan buddha bowls are full of flavor and loaded up with healthy veggies. Served over seasoned black beans (and optional rice) with Mexican Slaw, radishes, avocado, cilantro and pickled onions.

Our 25 BEST Vegan Buddha Bowls!| Smokey Cauliflower Chimichurri Bowls!  These filling vegan bowls are full of flavor and loaded up with healthy veggies. Served over seasoned black beans (and optional rice) with Mexican Slaw, radishes, avocado, cilantro and pickled onions. #roastedcauliflower #bowls #veganbowls #veganrecipes #buddhabowls #chimichurri #eatclean #cleaneating #plantbased #healthybowls

Miso Mushroom Bowl! 

A flavorful Miso Mushroom Bowl with brown rice, avocado, cabbage, carrots, daikon, edamame and a delicious Miso Ginger Dressing. Vegan!

Our 25 BEST Vegan Buddha Bowls!| A flavorful Miso Mushroom Bowl with brown rice, avocado, cabbage, carrots, daikon, edamame and a Miso Ginger Dressing. Vegan and Gluten free. #bowl #veganbowl #vegandinner #mushroombowl

 Green Goddess Bowl

Loaded up with steamed and fresh seasonal veggies and a vegan, low-calorie Green Goddess Dressing that you will want to drink. Serve over grains or greens or both. A very clean-eating, plant-based, vegan buddha bowl.

Our 25 BEST Vegan Buddha Bowls!|Green Goddess Bowl loaded up with healthy veggies and a vegan green goddess dressing. #greengoddess #eatclean #cleaneating #detox #plantbased #vegan #veganbowls #buddhabowls #buddhabowl #healthybowl

Coconut Kabocha Millet Bowl

Made with Berbere-Spiced Kabocha Squash, roasted chickpeas, shallots, and spinach drizzled with coconut lime mint sauce.  A vegan, plant-based meal, full of vibrant flavor and spice.

Our 25 BEST Vegan Buddha Bowls!| Coconut Millet Bowl with Berbere-Spiced Kabocha Squash, chickpeas, shallots, and spinach drizzled with coconut lime mint sauce.  A vegan, plant-based meal, full of vibrant flavor and spice.

Zen Noodle Bowl

These Japanese-inspired, vegan buddha bowls are made with fresh seasonal veggies and a light, citrusy Ponzu Dressing, can be made with sesame ginger tofu (or seared ahi tuna). Vegan and Grain-free adaptable! (Try it with zucchini noodles or kelp noodles!)

Our 25 BEST Vegan Buddha Bowls!|Zen Noodle Bowl- loaded up with fresh seasonal veggies and a delicious Ponzu Dressing, this healthy bowl can be made with seared ahi tuna or sesame ginger tofu. Vegan and Grain-free adaptable! (Try it with zucchini noodles!) #noodles #ahi #bowls #healthy #ponzu #tofu #vegan #buddhabowl #plantbased #eatclean #cleaneating

Winter Bliss Beet Bowl

Brighten up your day with this Winter Bliss Bowl! A simple vegan bowl made with beets, quinoa, avocado and chickpeas-that can be made in under 30 minutes! Great for meal-prepping and guaranteed to lift your spirits!

Our 25 BEST Vegan Buddha Bowls!| Brighten up your day with this Winter Bliss Bowl! A simple vegan bowl made with beets, quinoa, avocado and chickpeas-that can be made in under 30 minutes! Great for meal-prepping and guaranteed to lift your spirits! #bowl #buddhabowl #veganbowl #

 Vegan Seoul Bowl!

This Korean -inspired, vegan buddha bowl ( aka bibimbap) is made with Gochujang baked Tempeh, steamed spinach and shiitake mushrooms, kimchi and pickled cucumbers- a tasty vegan version of Bibimbap!

Our 25 BEST Vegan Buddha Bowls!| This Korean -inspired bowl is made with Gochujang baked Tempeh, steamed veggies, kimchi and pickled cucumbers- a healthy vegan version of Bibimbap! #veganbowl #buddhabowls #vegan #plantbased #eatclean #cleaneating #detoxrecipes #detox #plantbased #healthybowls #bibimbap #veganbibimbap

Coconut Rice Bowl with Spring Veggies & Mint

Delicious Coconut Rice Bowl is healthy and adaptable!  Curried jasmine rice cooked in coconut milk and topped with tofu or your choice of protein and seasonal vegetables.  All tossed with a simple, flavorful sauce, fresh cilantro, mint and toasted coconut flakes.

Delicious Coconut Rice Bowl is healthy and adaptable!  Curried jasmine rice cooked in coconut milk and topped with tofu or your choice of protein and seasonal vegetables.  All tossed with a simple, flavorful sauce, fresh cilantro, mint and toasted coconut flakes.

Vegan Fajita Bowls

Made with roasted portobello mushrooms and peppers served over Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice– a fast and flavorful bowl that can be made on a sheet-pan –  perfect for busy weeknights! Vegan and Grain-free.

Our 20 BEST Buddha Bowls!|Vegan Fajita Bowls with Roasted Portobello Mushrooms and peppers served over Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice- a fast sheet-pan dinner that is perfect for weeknights! #fajitabowl #veganfajita #fajitas #sheetpandinner #veganbowls #buddhabowls #plantbased #cleaneating #eatclean #vegan

VEGAN Poke Bowls

Made with seasoned tofu, served over warm brown rice, surrounded with healthy veggies and a delicious citrus ponzu sauce! A healthy delicious vegan buddha bowl!

Our 20 BEST Buddha Bowls!| Like this...Vegan Poke Bowl made with seasoned Tofu served over brown rice or kelp noodles, with avocado, cucumber, radish and Citrus Ponzu Sauce! | www.feastingathome.com #veganpoke #pokebowl #pokerecipes #veganbowl #cleaneating #eatclean #plantbased #vegan #tofu #tofupoke #tofurecipes #veganbuddha bowl

 

 Moroccan Mujadara Bowl

A comforting, healthy vegetarian meal of lentils and rice, with fragrant Moroccan spices, served with caramelized shallots, fresh veggies, ( or roasted veggies) pine nuts and optional yogurt. Gluten-free and Vegan adaptable.

Instant Pot Mujadara - a comforting, healthy vegetarian meal of lentils and rice, with fragrant Moroccan spices, served with caramelized shallots, fresh veggies, pine nuts and optional yogurt. Gluten-free and Vegan adaptable. #mujadara #healthy #lentils #rice #instantpot #instapot #mujadararecipe

Superfood Walnut Pesto Noodle Bowls

A packable lunch filled with healthy veggies and soba noodles tossed in the most flavorful Superfood Pesto! Vegan and GF adaptable!

Our 25 BEST Vegan Buddha Bowls!| Superfood Walnut Pesto Noodles - a packable lunch filled with healthy veggies and soba noodles tossed in the most flavorful Superfood Pesto! Vegan and GF adaptable! #bento #lunchbox #growuplunchbox #superfoods #pesto #soba #kalepesto #healthylunch #vegan #veganlunch

Vegan Sunshine Bowl

Made with fresh crunchy raw veggies- like grated beets, carrots, kohlrabi, sunchokes, radish & jicama over nutty brown rice and a delicious, sunflower seed “tahini” sauce.  Vegan and GF!

Our 25 BEST Vegan Buddha Bowls!|Vegan Sunshine bowl with raw veggies and Creamy SunflowerSeed Tahini Sauce | www.feastingathome.com

 Glow Bowl

A healthy, hearty vegan buddha bowl loaded up with fruits and vegetables that make the most impact on your skin, giving you a healthy glow! Vegan and delicious! (Plus a true story about my dad who went vegan at age 65- and what it did to his skin! )

Our 25 BEST Vegan Buddha Bowls!| Summer Glow Bowl- a healthy, hearty salad loaded with fruits and vegetables that make the most impact on your skin, giving you a healthy glow! Vegan and delicious! | www.feastingathome.com

 

 Tandoori Glory Bowl

Made with Roasted cauliflower, roasted chickpeas and flavorful Moroccan spices.  Cook it all on one sheet-pan in 30 mins flat!

Our 25 BEST Vegan Buddha Bowls!|Tandoori Glory Bowl with Roasted cauliflower, chickpeas, (or optional chicken.) Cook it all on one sheet-pan in 30 mins flat! Vegan, GF | #veganbowl #healthybuddhabowl #buddhabowl #vegan #cleaneating #eatingclean #eatclean #detox #cauliflower #healthybowl | www.feastingathome.com

Morning Grain Bowls

Vegan-adaptable Morning Grain Bowls-are full of nutritious, healthy plant-based ingredients. Energizing and healthy these will keep you fueled all day long!

Morning Grain Bowls- vegan adaptable and full of nutritious healthy plant based ingredients. Energizing and healthy! #grainbowls #breakfastbowls #morningbowls #veganbowls #plantbased #cleaneating #vegangrainbowls #vegan #veganbreakfast #buddhabowls

 

Caribbean Blackbean and Mango Bowls

Made with roasted purple cabbage, sweet potatoes and tofu (or chicken) baked in the most flavorful Caribbean Marinade, served over a bed of seasoned black beans with fresh mango and lime! A delicious vegan bowl with bright, sunny Caribbean flavors!

Caribbean-Style Bowl- Roasted cabbage, sweet potatoes and tofu, over a bed of seasoned blackbeans with fresh mango and lime! | #veganbowl #cleaneating #eatclean #vegan #plantbased #buddhabowl #healthybowl #sheetpandinner www.feastingathome.com

Vegan Burrito Bowl

Loaded up with healthy veggies, rice and beans and a flavorful Creamy Vegan Cilantro Sauce! So easy and healthy!

Our 20 BEST Buddha Bowls!| Burrito Bowl...with cilantro sauce ....vegan and gluten free | wwww.feastingathome.com

Tofu Shawarma Bowls

These vegan-adaptable  Tofu Shawarma Bowls are loaded up with healthy veggies, and can be made on a sheet pan. Easy and delicious, this vegan buddha bowl is one of my favorites!  ( Make sure to scroll to the recipe to see vegan option!)

Our 20 BEST Buddha Bowls!|Tofu Shawarma Bowls loaded up with healthy veggies, can be made on a sheet-pan. Easy and delicious! #buddhabowl #vegan


Components of a Buddha Bowl

A Buddha bowl is essentially a simple, one-bowl meal, typically vegetarian or vegan that includes are of rice or whole grains, fresh vegetables, and plant proteins. Often they are served cold, but some versions are served with a warm base.

  1. whole grains – rice, quinoa, farro, millet, teff, bulgur, buckwheat, sorghum
  2. Tofu, Tempeh, Seitan, beans, legumes or other plant-based protein
  3. Fresh or roasted vegetables
  4. Greens, microgreens or sprouts
  5. Fresh herbs- basil, cilantro, dill, parsley, mint
  6. Sauce or Dressing- peanut sauce, tahini dressing, miso dressing, ponzu dressing etc
  7. Nuts or seeds- pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pecans, almonds, walnuts, etc

How to build a better buddha bowl

The best Buddha bowls start with a base of rice or whole grains which can be served cold or warm. Top with your favorite plant-based protein (tofu, seitan, edamame, beans or legumes), add fresh greens and fresh or roasted veggies. Next, drizzle with flavorful dressing or sauce and sprinkle with seeds or nuts. Top with fresh herbs and microgreens.

Hope you enjoy these Buddha Bowls! Pick out a few to try out in the next coming weeks. Make the components ahead for mid-week lunches!

I will be continually updating this list, so make sure to check back!

Happy healthy New Year!

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Our 25 BEST Buddha Bowl Recipes!

25 Buddha Bowls!


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How to build a better Buddha Bowl PLUS 25 of our BEST Buddha Bowl Recipes- plant-based, vegan-adaptable, and loaded up with healthy veggies, whole grains and plant-based protein. Globally inspired, these nourishing bowls are packed full of flavor! Scroll down to the recipe card to learn how to build the BEST bowl!


Ingredients

Buddha Bowl Components:

  • whole grains- brown rice, quinoa, farro, brown rice, etc.
  • vegan protein- tofu, seitan, tempeh, beans or legumes
  • fresh vegetables- cabbage, kale, arugula, spinach, cucumbers, carrots, beets, bell peppers, etc.
  • microgreens
  • seeds or nuts
  • dressing or a sauce

Instructions

  1. Start with a base of brown rice or whole grains which can be served cold or warm.
  2. Top with plant-based protein ( tofu, seitan, edamame, or beans).
  3. Then add greens or fresh veggies.
  4. Sprinkle with seeds or nuts.
  5. Top with a mound of fresh sprouts.
  6. Drizzle with a dressing or sauce

Notes

These can be made ahead and are packable! Wait to add the dressing until serving.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 395

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  1. Thank you so much for posting these! I’ve tried a couple so far and really enjoyed the glow bowl =) I just printed out a bunch more to make for my husband and I since we are trying to eat healthy whole food based meals.

  2. Hi, these all look good! I’m confused by the template recipe though, what do you mean by fresh sprouts?

    1. It’s just a rough guide on how to build a buddha bowl. Click on individual links in the post to take you to specific recipes!

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Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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