This vegan Buddha bowl features fresh and roasted vegetables, rice, and to tie it all together: a tangy lemon tahini sauce.
- 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (2 medium)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- 1 head cauliflower
- Fresh ground pepper
- 1 to 1 ½ cups black rice or quinoa, uncooked
- 15-ounce can chickpeas (1 1/2 cups cooked)
- 1 beet
- ¼ head red cabbage (we used a combination of savoy and red)
- 12 cups salad greens
- Best Lemon Tahini Sauce, to serve
- 1/3 cup sunflower seeds or pepitas
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Dice the sweet potatoes; place them in a bowl and mix with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour the sweet potatoes onto half of the sheet. Cut the cauliflower into florets; place them in the same bowl and mix with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Pour the cauliflower onto the other half of the baking sheet. Top the vegetables with fresh ground pepper and roast until tender, about 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare the rice or quinoa according to the package instructions or use our Instant Pot rice or Instant Pot quinoa methods.
- Drain and rinse the chickpeas; mix them with a drizzle of olive oil and a few pinches kosher salt.
- Peel and thinly slice the beet. Thinly slice the red cabbage.
- Make the Lemon Tahini Sauce.
- To make the vegan Buddha bowl: place the salad greens in a bowl. Arrange small piles of each component. Drizzle with the Lemon Tahini Sauce and top with sunflower seeds or peptias.
For easy prep, cook the rice, make the dressing, and chop the veggies in advance. The day of, roast the veggies and put together the salad.
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Roasted
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Buddha Bowl, Nourish Bowl, Vegan, Vegan Buddha Bowl, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Tahini Sauce