This Quinoa Buddha Bowl is full of healthy deliciousness with oven roasted red onion, red bell pepper & garbanzos, avocado drizzled with tahini dressing and grilled lemon pepper chicken. I was so intrigue and curious the first time I saw this beautiful Buddha Bowl creations in Pinterest. The colorful bowl of grains and veggies caught my eye. Rainbow of colors is a big attraction to me and it is hard to ignore all these artful Buddha Bowls.
What is a Buddha Bowl?
A Buddha Bowl is a dish made of healthy whole grains, vegetables and proteins that are arranged in an artful way. Drizzle lightly with your favorite dressing and finish up the bowl with sesame or chia seeds. There are no rules to follow when making a Buddha Bowl. In fact, just go and check your fridge veggie bin and use up anything that will go bad any time soon. Adding more vegetables in your Buddha bowl is beneficial to your health.
These creations are so gorgeous and appetizing to eat. Honestly, I tend to take many pictures before I eat it.
Get creative and make this healthy Buddha Bowls.
What is Tahini Dressing or Sauce?
Tahini is ground toasted sesame seeds. Ever since I had a Tahini Buddha Bowl I got hooked. Trader Joes sell a creamy and mildly nutty Tahini that taste like a light and creamy roasted peanut sauce. It is delicious. In fact, I like eating it by itself. Drizzle the avocado with Tahini and it is creamier and yummy.
How to Make a Buddha Bowl
When making a Buddha Bowl don’t make it complicated. Open your fridge and incorporate all the vegetables you have on hand. Again, there are no rules in making this veggie bowl. If you only have white or brown rice that will do. But if you want to explore get a white or red quinoa or couscous.
I’ll be posting different variations of this dish and I bet you you’ll be enticed to make your own bowl. Watch for my Asian and Mediterranean Buddha Bowls.
Try this Healthy Quinoa Buddha Bowl with Tahini Dressing today!
Quinoa with a variety of nutritious vegetables, grilled lemon pepper chicken and tahini dressing.
- ½ cup garbanzos
- ¼ cup red bell pepper cubed
- 3 tablespoons red onions
- ½ avocado sliced
- 5 slices grilled lemon pepper chicken or any other chicken recipe
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- 1 ½ cups quinoa cooked
Roast red onion, garbanzos and red bell pepper at 400 deg F. Drizzle lightly with olive oil. Cook for 15 minutes.
In a bowl, add cooked quinoa. Follow the packaging how to cook quinoa.
On top of quinoa add avocado, garbanzos, red bell pepper, red onion, grilled lemon pepper chicken. Note: Any chicken recipe will do.
Add tahini on the avocado.
Spread chia seeds on the avocado and grilled chicken.
Refrigerate if not eating right away.
This Quinoa Buddha Bowl can last for 3 days in the fridge without the avocado.