Treat your Buddha bowl to a vacation south of the border! This black bean and quinoa Buddha bowl has the usual hallmarks of a taco salad, minus the greasy fried bowl. We've loaded it up with pico de gallo, fresh cilantro and avocado plus an easy hummus dressing to drizzle on top.

Katie Webster
Source:, October 2017


Read the full recipe after the video.


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine beans and quinoa in a bowl. Stir hummus and lime juice together in a small bowl; thin with water to desired consistency. Drizzle the hummus dressing over the beans and quinoa. Top with avocado, pico de gallo and cilantro.



To make ahead: Assemble Buddha bowl up to 1 day in advance, with dressing on the side. To prevent avocado from browning if making ahead, toss with a squeeze of lime juice after dicing.

Nutrition Facts

500 calories; protein 20.4g; carbohydrates 73.6g; dietary fiber 19.6g; sugars 10.7g; fat 16.2g; saturated fat 2.4g; vitamin a iu 391IU; vitamin c 16mg; folate 238.1mcg; calcium 114mg; iron 6.5mg; magnesium 138.8mg; potassium 1086.3mg; sodium 611.8mg; thiamin 0.5mg.

Reviews (4)

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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
This was filling but made as suggested it was very bland. It could very easily be improved by adding 1/2 T taco seasoning to the black beans and/or by using a flavored hummus (e.g. roasted red pepper roasted garlic) instead of the traditional hummus. I also added extra veggies (a few handfuls of romaine a few grape tomatoes sliced radishes) to end up with a more colorful and appealing bowl--just the cilantro pico and avocado didn't quite do enough to combat the overwhelming tan & brown of the quinoa and beans! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very good and simple to make. I mistakenly took the recipe to accommodate two servings but it turned out fine because I served it with baked fish. I used a thick salsa instead of the pico de gallo and I would probably add some sliced grape tomatoes the next time. This is a dish I would use more as a side or in conjunction with a serving of protein or even roasted portabello's. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I really enjoy this and have made it 3 times since discovering it in July-I use no salt added black beans, plus make my own pico de gallo -am on a salt/sodium restricted diet so no choice but to go from scratch-it is zesty spicy filling and easy since most items are in my pantry or fridge-have toyed with adding extra jalapeno pepper -but chickened out Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I've made it twice and needs some flavor. Need to add salt to this recipe a whole lime's juice to the avocados and then another whole lime to the hummus onion and garlic to the black beans it really brightens the whole dish up. Very simple and satisfying. All my kids enjoy it. Read More