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Healthy Vegan Quinoa Buddha Bowl You’ll Love

by | June 4, 2019

Looking for an easy but nutritious quick fix for hunger cravings? Try this vegan quinoa Buddha bowl recipe!

The concept of Buddha bowls really caught my fancy a while ago. Buddha bowls are an all-in-one dish with grains, beans, and vegetables. So you can safely bet it’s super healthy. Buddha bowls are highly creative which is the best part! You can pretty much put everything in it you like. This particular recipe will inspire you to create Buddha bowls perfect for you.

Here’s a simple, diet-friendly vegan quinoa Buddha bowl recipe for you to enjoy a healthy meal during the hectic weekdays. It is fresh and crunchy!

Vegan Quinoa Buddha Bowl
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Ingredients:

  • Quinoa: 1 cup; cooked
  • Arugula: 2 cup
  • Cherry tomatoes: a handful; sliced in half
  • Butternut squash: 2 cups; diced in cubes
  • Zucchini: 1 small whole; cut in semi-thick slices
  • Lime juice: 2 tablespoons
  • White pepper: 1 teaspoon
  • Olive oil: 1 or 2 tablespoons
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Fresh thyme or rosemary for garnish

Instructions:

  • Boil the quinoa with salt and water as per the instructions on the package. The quinoa must be fluffy and fully cooked.
  • Preheat oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Now drizzle some olive oil, salt, and pepper over the cut butternut squash and bake till tender for approx. 30 minutes.
  • Now heat a grill or skillet. Drizzle some olive oil and some salt over the zucchini and grill or saute until tender. Do not overcook.
  • Now simply assemble the ingredients.
  • Take a bowl. Add one part quinoa, cherry tomatoes, baked butternut squash, grilled zucchini and a handful of arugula. Garnish with fresh thyme or rosemary. Drizzle the lime juice over the bowl and serve.

This filling and nutritious vegan quinoa Buddha bowl recipe can be served as an entree. Get creative by adding any roasted veggies of your choice. You can even roast the cherry tomatoes if you like. Do try the recipe and let us know how you like it!

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Debayan Paul

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