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Build Your Own Buddha Bowl
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Build Your Own Buddha Bowl

Here's how to build your own buddha bowl using vegan, gluten-free ingredients that can mostly be cooked on a sheet pan. You'll love the tahini dressing!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buddha bowl, gluten free, tahini dressing, vegan
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 502kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson


  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Protein options

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 block extra-firm tofu see optional marinade below
  • 1 cup store bought falafels
  • 1 cup edamame

Vegetable options

  • 1 medium-sized sweet potato, chopped into small cubes
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced in half
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup red onion, sliced


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp olive oil


  • 1/2 cup roasted red pepper
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Shredded coconut

Tahini dressing

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch salt & pepper
  • OPTIONAL ADD-INS TO DRESSING: cilantro, parsley, basil, turmeric or chili powder

BONUS: Marinated tofu

  • 1 block extra-firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup tamari or soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 425 F. Add parchment to a sheet pan, then drizzle sweet potato, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower and red onion with olive oil and season with salt & pepper. Bake for 20-25 minutes until fully cooked.
  • Meanwhile, cook quinoa with water and olive oil in a rice cooker or on the stovetop, and stir dressing ingredients together (you may need to use a blender or an immersion blender if the tahini is hard to stir)
  • During this time, you can also prepare the rest of the ingredients, including cutting tofu into cubes (if using tofu) and marinating in the ingredients listed above.
  • Serve roasted vegetables over quinoa and alongside proteins and extras of choice. Drizzle with tahini dressing, then serve and enjoy!



Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 1118mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 4587IU | Vitamin C: 59mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 6mg