Buddha Bowls

Mmm, the sweet sweet mouthwatering sight of a veggie & grain bowl. Known to many as Buddha bowls (or Dragon Bowls if you frequent Aux Vivres in Montreal) these nutrient-rich meals are as tasty as they are colourful. They're super versatile, in that you can change up your combination of veggies & grains based on what's in season or what you've got on hand. Even my carnivorous husband says that he loves these so much that he would eat one every night of the week.

Feel free to experiment by following the basic formula:

Buddha Bowl Basic Formula
3/4 cup of cooked grain, rice or quinoa
+ 1/2 cup cooked sweet potato
+ 1/2 cup cooked legumes/protein (optional if using quinoa)
+ 2 cups raw/steamed veggies
+ dressing

Sweet Potato & Quinoa Buddha Bowl
with Spicy Sesame Dressing

(makes 2 bowls)

Bowl Ingredients
1 medium sweet potato, roasted
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 head broccoli, steamed
1 beet, spiralized, or thinly sliced
1 bunch kale, steamed

Best Easy Buddha Bowl Dressing Ingredients
1/4 cup vegan mayo
2 tbsp. tamari (or soy sauce)
1/4 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp. sriracha


Arrange all ingredients in two bowls
Whisk all dressing ingredients together and divide evenly


note: you can prepare quinoa and sweet potato ahead of time and allow to cool if you prefer a cold salad. (Alternately, it can be re-heated and served warm!)


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