The Greatest Vegan Buddha Bowl

Healthy, tasty Vegan Buddha Bowl recipe, with over twenty 5-Star reviews! You should enjoy helathy life with this food.

A vegan buddha bowl – that is named thusly after the food in the bowl piling up to look like buddha’s belly! Well, this bowl may not look exactly like that, but you get the idea.

But having an abundance of food like this really makes me stop and think about how grateful I am to even have food; never having to worry about where my next meal is coming from, or if I’ll have enough to eat. So many people in the world, and even in our country, do not have that luxury. Too many people. I wish I could help them all. And while my family tries to do our part by participating in our church’s food drive, it feels like it’s not enough.

As an individual, it can be really easy to feel powerless about changing the world. I had an argument on this very topic with one of my friends – he didn’t think that going vegan or vegetarian would help anything, and that the industry would just “keep going on” without him. Which, to an extent, is true. But the assertion that one person going vegan doesn’t make a difference is completely untrue. In a previous post, I talked about some chilling statistics:


Ingredients:

Quinoa

  • 1 Cup Quinoa rinsed
  • 2 Cups Water

Chickpeas

  • 1 1/2 Cups Cooked Chickpeas
  • Drizzle Olive Oil or other neutral oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/8 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 Tsp Oregano

Red Pepper Sauce

  • 1 Red Bell Pepper ribs and seeds removed
  • 2 Tbs Olive Oil or other neutral oil
  • Juice from 1/2 Lemon or more to taste
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro

Everything Else

  • Mixed Greens
  • An Avocado
  • Sesame Seeds for Garnish

Instructions:


  1. Start by cooking the quinoa. Bring 2 cups water to a boil, then add quinoa. Simmer for about 15 minutes until all water is absorbed. When done, remove from heat and keep covered for about 10 minutes so quinoa can absorb any excess water.
  2. Preheat oven to 425. In a bowl, toss chickpeas, oil, and spices until chickpeas are evenly coated. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, bake chickpeas for 15-20 minutes, or until desired doneness is reached. When done, remove from oven and let cool.
  3. To make red pepper dressing, add all dressing ingredients to a blender (not a food processor) and blend on high until smooth. Taste, and adjust seasonings to your preference.
  4. Finally, assemble the buddha bowls. In two bowls, add quinoa, mixed greens, avocado, and chickpeas. Drizzle everything with red pepper sauce, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  5. Enjoy!


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