You guys already know how much I love Buddha Bowls. If you’re not familiar with what they are, it’s basically a big bowl of plant-based deliciousness. They usually consist of some sort of grain (I always use brown rice), and then all different veggies, beans, etc. on top. The idea is that it’s such a big bowl that the top has a rounded look to it, like Buddha’s belly. I mean… Who wouldn’t love that, right?
Today’s Buddha Bowl is a recipe that my mom made while I was home last weekend, and I couldn’t NOT share it — I loved it so much. This is a fall-version of my classic Buddha Bowl recipe, which I wrote about last year here. So, without further ado, here is my fall harvest Buddha Bowl…
01. Cooked brown rice
02. Broccoli, chopped
03. Chickpeas, rinsed and dried
04. Sweet potatoes, cubed
05. Kale, stems removed
06. Red onion, sliced in small wedges
07. Goddess dressing (or tahini, whichever you prefer!)
08. Salt and pepper to taste
09. 1 teaspoon cumin
10. 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
11. 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
12. 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
13. Extra virgin olive oil
01. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
02. Spread sweet potatoes and onions out on baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil on top, making sure sweet potatoes are well-coated, then flipping them face down.
03. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove baking sheet from oven.
04. Flip sweet potatoes and add broccoli to baking sheet, drizzling olive oil and adding salt and pepper to the broccoli.
05. Bake for 8–10 minutes, then remove from oven.
06. Add kale, then drizzle olive oil and add salt and pepper to it.
07. Bake for 4–5 minutes, then remove from oven and set aside.
08. Add chickpeas to a mixing bowl and toss with seasonings.
09. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add 1 tablespoon oil and chickpeas. Stir frequently.
10. Once browned, remove from heat and set aside. (1o minutes over medium heat was perfect for me.)
11. Place brown rice in bowl, add in veggies and chickpeas over top, then drizzle dressing on top. Enjoy!
Have you ever tried a Buddha Bowl? What is your favorite kind? Let me know how you like this fall Buddha Bowl if you try it out!