Vegan Buddha Bowl

Vegan Buddha Bowl

3 Reviews
From:, April 2017

This easy grain bowl has so much to love—sweet potatoes, protein-packed chickpeas, creamy avocado and homemade tahini dressing. Make the full recipe on the weekend and pack into individual serving containers for ready-to-go lunches for work all week.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled if desired, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1 firm ripe avocado, diced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley


  • Prep

  • Ready In

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Toss sweet potato with 1 tablespoon oil and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring once, until tender, 15 to 18 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, tahini, water, lemon juice, garlic and the remaining ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  4. To serve, divide quinoa among 4 bowls. Top with equal amounts of sweet potato, chickpeas and avocado. Drizzle with the tahini sauce. Sprinkle with parsley (or cilantro).

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1½ cups
  • Per serving: 455 calories; 25 g fat(3 g sat); 11 g fiber; 51 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein; 149 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 5,895 IU vitamin A; 21 mg vitamin C; 77 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 472 mg sodium; 742 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (118% daily value), Folate (37% dv), Vitamin C (35% dv), Iron (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 4½ fat, 3 starch, ½ lean protein

Reviews 3

August 09, 2017
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By: faaliwhit
The list of ingredients does not mentioned garlic, but in the directions, it says to add garlic to the dressing, but it does not say how much to add. I wish I read all the directions instead of just the ingredient list before i went grocery shopping.
June 27, 2017
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By: Sharmin Sampat
So filling and healthy at the same. Not to mention the simplicity of it. Yum!!
June 06, 2017
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By: Kateri Gemperlein-Schirm
This recipe is so convenient for on-the-go lunches! I usually try to add some cloves of garlic on the baking sheet with sweet potatoes before roasting, just as a an added topping, so good!