Veggie Quinoa Bowls Recipe (Buddha Bowls)

Veggie Quinoa Bowls (aka Buddha Bowls) can be catered to your desirings. These are perfect for lunch or dinner and provide tons of nutrients, textures and flavor.


I recently met a friend for lunch at a cute urban cafe. I was intrigued by the Buddha Bowl on the menu and it was ridiculously delicious and involved everything I love in a lunch: veggies, spice, dressings that aren't dressings, textures that span the globe and quinoa. I have been meaning to create my own bowl and finally made that happen over the weekend. I'm in love! I can't decide upon a totally appropriate name for it, but this Bowl of Perfection/Veggie Bowl/Buddha Bowl is my new favorite lunch. Check it out! Enjoy! You are going to thank me!


You do NOT have to stick with my recipe exactly for this Veggie Bowl. Replace the beans with chicken, add a bit of lettuce or use rice instead of quinoa. Be creative! Yesterday I prepped all ingredients that need prepping for the next few days, so lunches this week are going to be easy peasy and soooo yummy.

Other favorite healthy lunches: Cram-It-All-In Veggie Sandwich, Avocado Berry Salad and Tuna Salad Sandwiches!


Veggie Quinoa Bowls/Buddha Bowls

These are so super healthy and delicious! You can cater them completely to your liking!

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Mar 7, 2016

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Serves: 2

Total time: 15 min



  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup black or red beans
  • 2 tablespoons hummus
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh veggies such as cucumber, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, tomatoes or alfalfa sprouts
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, chopped
  • 1/2 of an avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • Juice from 1/2 a lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix gently. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Divide between two bowls and serve!