Healthy, easy, and delicious rainbow buddha bowl with a simple tahini dressing. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and enjoy this 15-minute plant-based salad bowl any time of the day!
💡 The recipe in a nutshell
- Vegan (eggless and dairy-free)
- Whole-Foods Plant-Based Meal
- Nutritious, high protein, and delicious!
- Easy to make
- Ready in just 15 minutes
🌱 Are buddha bowls healthy?
Yes! Buddha bowls contain healthy ingredients packed with nutrients, vitamins, and more. The great thing about buddha bowls is that they are quick to toss together! You can switch them up with different vegetables, fruit, beans, or other protein, dressing, and nuts so you're never bored.
For more buddha bowls and healthy salads browse our wholesome salad section!
- pickled or canned beets
- red onion
- edamame (shelled)
- baby carrots
- yellow and red cherry tomatoes
- white sesame seeds
Top this rainbow buddha bowl with your favorite dressing like a simple tahini dressing! I also have a recipe for that! The exact measurements and instructions are in the recipe card at the end of this article. Here is what you need to make a simple tahini dressing:
- soy sauce
- filtered water
- Juice of 1 lime, freshly pressed
- Garlic powder and onion powder, or freshly pressed garlic
- And optional for spice add red pepper flakes or chili powder
💭 Are buddha bowls good for weight loss?
Buddha bowls can be an excellent meal choice for helping you with your weight loss journey. However, it is important to watch what exactly you are putting into your buddha bowls and to watch your portion sizes.
Because in the end, if you are trying to lose extra weight it comes down to the ratio of how much and what you ate, as well as how much you moved and burned that day.
As recent studies show, there is much more that can play into weight loss and weight gain, such as gut health, the air quality in your area, and many more factors!
Rainbow Buddha Bowl Recipe
- 3 pickled or canned beets
- ¼ red onion
- ¼ cup edamame (shelled)
- 1 handful of baby carrots
- 2 handfuls of yellow and red cherry tomatoes
- 4 handfuls of spinach
- white sesame seeds
Quick tahini dressing
- ½ cup tahini
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup filtered water
- 1 lime
- Garlic powder and onion powder to taste (or freshly pressed garlic)
- optional: red pepper flakes or chili powder
- To assemble the bowl, start by laying out a bed of spinach. Followed by a line of cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, yellow cherry tomatoes, edamame, red onion, and red beets.
- In a bowl or measuring cup add tahini, soy sauce, water, juice of one lime, and seasonings. Whisk until creamy. Store leftover dressing in an air-tight container in the fridge.
- Drizzle dressing over the plate or bowl and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Enjoy!
The provided nutritional information is an estimate per serving. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
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Jere Cassidy says
Buddha bowls are always a favorite and glad to have your recipe so I can make my own. The dressing is super simple to make and I've doubled the recipe to use for my salads as well.
This bowl is BEAUITFUL and delish!
Andrea White says
this buddha bowl turned out so delicious! so many yummy flavors and textures to enjoy!
Myyougest loves anything rainbows, they would love this and such a great way to get some extra veg into them, yum!
Wow what an easy vegan Buddha bowl ! Amazing