Create a Delicious Buddha Bowl
I love the idea and freedom of choice of vegetables, grains and proteins in making Buddha Bowls for a meal. Buddha bowls can also be called by other names – grain bowls, hippie bowls, macro or power bowls. Creating a yummy bowl, whatever you call it, can be participatory, providing options for your family or guests to choose ingredients for a bowl.
To start, you need a nice size round bowl where you can bring together many different small portions of veggies, grains, tofu, or other proteins, then add a savory dressing to finish it off.
The photo displays my recent Buddha bowl. I included beans, avocado, parsley, corn, onions, squash, and sweet potato, all over a bed of quinoa (not visible in the photo). But the choices are yours … other veggie options may be kale or other greens, edamame, green onions, and red cabbage. Proteins may include grilled or roasted tofu, chicken, or salmon. Grains may include short grain rices, black rice, bulgar wheat – just to give you some ideas!
Preplan your Buddha bowl ingredients, have a delicious and nutritious meal, and have fun assembling the foods of your choice!
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Buddha Bowl Creation
- 1/2 cup Grains or seeds of your choice – choose 1 grain such as short-grained rice, black rice, brown rice, quinoa, bulgur wheat, barley, etc.
- 6oz Protein of your choice – tofu, chicken, salmon, shrimp, eggs, etc.
- 1/4 cup Edamame more to taste
- 1/2 sliced Avocado
- 1/4 cup Green onions, chopped or diced purple onions
- 1/2 cup Red cabbage
- 1/2 cup Greens of your choice – choose as many as you wish – kale, spinach, broccoli, spring mix, asparagus, zucchini, Brussels sprouts, and/or peppers (yellow, red, green)
- 1/4 cup Herbs – parsley, cilantro, basil
- 1/2 cup Beans of your choice – there are so many healthy choices – chickpeas, black beans, kidney beans, lentils (green, yellow or red), pinto, navy bean, etc.
- 1 medium Sweet potato – sliced, roasted
- 1 -2 Tbsp Seeds to sprinkle on top such as sesame, chia seeds, hemp seeds, pumpkin, or sunflower
Dressing your Buddha Bowl – Ginger Garlic or Tahini? Your Choice!
Ginger Garlic Dressing
- 2-3 tsp Chili garlic sauce
- 3 Tbsp Tamari sauce or 1/4 cup coconut liquid aminos
- 1 Tbsp Maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp Rice vinegar
- 1 Tbsp Ginger, minced or crushed more to taste
- 2 clove Garlic, minced or crushed
- Pinch Red pepper, crushed add more to taste
- 1/4 cup Tahini sauce
- 1 clove Garlic, minced add more to taste
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Lemon juice from fresh lemon or already squeezed
- 2-5 Tbsp Water as needed for desired consistency
- Pinch Salt
- Choose your vegetable, grains, greens, seeds, and dressing.
- Prepare the vegetables that need to be chopped, diced or sliced.
- If you add protein, prepare as needed.