Buddha Bowl

Buddha Bowl Recipe

By Veegs

🔪Prep Time: 10 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 40 minutes


2 medium sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and chopped into 1-inch cubes

Olive oil spray

2 pinches of smoked paprika

Salt and black pepper to taste

3 cups water

1½ cups roasted buckwheat groats (kasha)

2 to 3 cups chopped spinach

1½ cups cooked, warm kidney beans (or one 15-ounce) can, rinsed and drained; or use another bean of your choice)

1 cucumber, sliced

1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and sliced

Pickled Red Cabbage & Onion Relish

Lemon Tahini Sauce or Avocado Ranch Dressing

⅓ cup toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)


1Preheat the oven to 425°F.

2Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

3Spread out the sweet potato cubes on the pan and spray with olive oil.

4Add the paprika, salt, and pepper and toss to coat.

5Bake for 30 minutes, or until tender and browned, tossing once halfway through to ensure even cooking. Set aside to cool.

6While the sweet potatoes are cooking, cook the buckwheat groats: Bring the water to a boil in a medium pot.

7Add the buckwheat groats and return to a boil.

8Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until most of the water has been absorbed, 11 to 12 minutes.

9Remove from the heat and add salt.

10To serve, fill each bowl with spinach, buckwheat groats, beans, sweet potato, cucumber, avocado, and cabbage relish. Drizzle with dressing and top with toasted pepitas.

11Note: You can switch out the buckwheat groats with 3 cups cooked grain of your choice, such as rice, quinoa, millet, amaranth, or even farro (though that won’t be gluten-free).

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