Buddha bowls are a quick, easy and delicious meal. Here are 5 different probiotic Buddha bowl recipes and an amazing Green Goddess dressing.
My sister was going on about Buddha bowls for a long time. But for some reason, I was never interested in trying it. It made me think of the bland, tasteless food that was passed off as vegetarian fare in the 1980s.
Boy, was I wrong…
A properly constructed probiotic Buddha bowl is SO DELICIOUS. Savory, earthy, and tangy all at once. After trying out a few different Buddha bowls, I realized that all good Buddha bowls have a pretty standard construction.
How to Build the perfect probiotic Buddha bowl
The perfect glory bowl is based on layering vegetables, carbohydrates, and protein. However, adding some bright and tangy fermented vegetables really makes Buddha bowls amazing. Drizzle everything with a rich and flavorful dressing and top it with something crunchy and you have a healthy and delicious dinner.
Here are the six layers of the perfect probiotic Buddha bowl.
- 1 cup of a base layer (lettuce, cooked grains, or sweet potato)
- 1/2 cup of vegetables (cooked or fresh)
- 1/4 cup protein (nuts, chickpeas, or tofu)
- 1/4 cup of fermented vegetables (pickled veggies or sauerkraut)
- Salad dressing (I like my Green Goddess dressing, see the recipe below)
- Top with 2 Tbsp of something crunchy.
Types of Buddha Bowls
Buddha bowls come in all different flavors. It’s fun to play around with different combinations of vegetables, grain, and spices. And because they are so easy to make, Buddha bowls are one of my go-to dinner recipes.
Looking for some flavor inspiration? Here are a few of our favorite bowls:
- South American: Mix rice, pinto beans, sauteed mushrooms and peppers, curtido, and salsa. Top with crumbled corn chips.
- Asian: Start with a base of rice noodles. Then add grilled tofu and vegetables, kimchi, and peanut sauce. Top with roasted peanuts.
- Indian: Make a Buddha bowl with a bed of rice and topped with some cooked chickpeas and vegetables, fermented chutney, pickled lemons, turmeric sauerkraut, and a curry sauce. Top with spiced snack mix.
- Cajun Spice: Toss sweet potatoes in oil, then sprinkle with Cajun spice and roast at 400F for 30 minutes. Chop up some cauliflower and add it to the roasted sweet potatoes along with some cooked chickpeas. Roast for 10 more minutes. Served with the Green Goddess dressing (recipe below), fresh diced red pepper, and sweet and spicy pickled vegetables. Add a handful of roasted pumpkin seeds for a bit of crunch.
- Winter Bowl: A winter Buddha bowl is probably our main go-to dish since it’s super quick, healthy, and delicious. It has a bed of chickpeas and rice. And is served with whatever fermented vegetables I happen to have on hand. Then it’s topped with the Green Goddess dressing (recipe below), toasted pumpkin seeds, and vegetable chips (which my kids love).
Buddha Bowl Green Goddess Dressing
This green goddess dressing is my go-to for everything from salads to a vegetable dip. It’s delicious when served on top of a probiotic Buddha bowl. See the sections above to make your own healthy and delicious Buddha bowl.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 1 cup 1x
- Category: Salad
- Cuisine: Vegan
- Diet: Gluten Free
- Place all ingredients into a jar and shake until well mixed.
- Store in the fridge and enjoy within 2 weeks.
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