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Of allllll the recipes on this blog (and holy moly, that’s a lot!), I’ve gotta say that this is the collection of dinner recipes that I’m most proud of.
Most of these plant-powered dishes can be made in 30 minutes or less, the ingredient list is versatile, and you can easily substitute items to make these meals gluten-free and vegan.
Why should you eat more vegetarian dinners?
Did you know going vegetarian a few nights a week or having a meatless day can save you hundreds of dollars each year on groceries? Eating more plants isn’t just good for your pockets, but it’s also oh-so-lovely for your health and for the well-being of this planet!
Worried about missing out on protein? Don’t! These vegetarian recipes are packed with plenty of protein, filling fiber, and antioxidants galore.
All these meals happen to be vegetarian, but you def won’t notice because they’re just SO wholesome, nutritious, and filling. Here is our go-to list when we need inspiration for some vegetarian dinner recipes!
1.) Vegan Enchiladas with Cashew Sour Cream
Alison wrote, “My carnivorous husband said this was one of the top five dishes I’ve ever made. I served it with some cilantro lime rice and it made an amazing meal with plenty of leftovers. This’ll be on repeat in our house!”
2.) Creamy Vegan Tomato Basil Pasta
Jessica wrote, “Made this recipe tonight and it was delicious! Loved the sauce so much, that I made another batch for this weekend!”
3.) Instant Pot Pad Thai Stir Fry
Jesse wrote, “This has been my favorite Instant Pot recipe so far! Amazing flavor!”
4.) Zesty Sheet Pan Tofu Tacos with Peach Kale Slaw
Amy wrote, “I am obsessed with this recipe! It is right up my alley and I LOVE tofu!”
5.) Israeli Power Salad with Za’atar Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Hannah wrote, “This was an amazing work lunch! Kept super well all week in the fridge– even after tossing with dressing on day one. Will def make again.”
6.) Vegan Mediterranean Meal Prep Bowls
Linda wrote, “I cooked this for my hubby and he loved it!!! Thank you so much!!!”
7.) Creamy Spring Vegetable Pasta Primavera
Vanessa said, “Loved this recipe! I actually used roasted red pepper hummus since thanks to Costco I had a big container of it! Haha. I used red lentil penne. Only used mushrooms and kale since that’s all I had. Lemon juice definitely completes it! Thank you!!”
8.) Vegan Power Mac and Cheese
Maddie wrote, “Oh my gosh I made this last night, it was fantastic!! I’m trying to transition to a more plant-based way of eating, but have such a hard time getting my boyfriend on board. He loved it too though!!!”
9.) Creamy Vegetable Chickpea Curry
Ashley said, “Wanted to let you know that I made this for my lunches this week and it’s been great. I eat it cold and wrap it in collard greens.”
10.) Thai Curry Soba Noodle Bowls
Connie said, “This is an awesome bowl!! I don’t make a lot of things more than once, but I will make this again, and again… Thanks for a great recipe!”
11.) Vegan Stuffed Shells with the Best Tofu Ricotta
Amanda said,“This is amazing! Just had it for dinner tonight, and both me and my husband agreed that we like it better than ricotta! Thanks for another great recipe!
12.) The Yummiest Vegetable Soup
Roxanne said, “My sister found this recipe when I was visiting her. We made it up and it was so delicious! My 5-year-old nephew is a very picky eater and he loved it. It was also very economical. It fed three adults and a child for two nights with a nice baguette. I liked it so much I made it again as soon as I got home.”
13.) Sheet Pan Mexican Veggie Dinner
Brittany said, “We love this dish! Added the same spices to some chicken and cooked it for my boyfriend. Served with some cilantro lime cauliflower rice and just regular guacamole instead of crema this time. It was even better for lunch the next day!!”
14.) Slow Cooker Loaded “Baked” Sweet Potatoes
Athina said, “I made this tonight! The BF thought I was insane for putting the potatoes in the crock, but low and behold, they came out great! 3 pots took 3 hours and the big boy took 4. I realized I forgot an ingredient – the tomato sauce, but the show went on and the recipe was still delish. Love the sauce. I am so obsessed with all of the cashew sauce recipes now that I was brave enough to try them – can’t get enough!”
15.) Rosemary Roasted Potato, Mushroom, and Lentil Kale Salad
Hannah said, “I loved this meal! I had to stop myself from eating the whole freaking thing so my husband could have some dinner when he got home.”
23 vegan Buddha bowl recipes for healthy vegan dinners
Fill your bowl with a rainbow of grains, veggies, protein and greens with these vibrantly vegan Buddha bowl recipes.
What are Buddha bowls?
It is thought that Buddha bowls get their name (1) thanks to their round, full appearance, much like Buddha’s belly! Some sources (2) claim however that the name is inspired by the way Buddhist monks carry their bowls around in order to accept small portions of food, leaving them with a variety of different foods in their bowl.
Buddha bowls, or ‘Hippie bowls’ as they’re also known, are made up of proteins, vegetables, grains and a dressing and are a great way to make sure you’re eating a varied and balanced diet.
Buddha bowls are a great option for those days when a salad simply isn’t enough but you need to get those veggies in! Unlike a salad, a Buddha bowl is a more balanced meal as it contains grains and pulses such as wholegrain rice, quinoa or noodles. These help you feel fuller for longer, making them a more satisfying meal.
How to build a Buddha bowl
Popular plant-based proteins you can use in vegan Buddha bowl recipes include beans, tofu, lentils, and chickpeas. Protein sources such as tofu can be marinated to infuse them with flavour while roasting chickpeas helps add a crunchy texture to the meal.
Protein helps keep you fuller for longer and forms the basis of muscle, and it’s is our favourite element of our Buddha bowls!
Vegetables & Greens
Buddha bowls are typically overflowing with an assortment of rainbow-coloured vegetables. We like to include a mix of roasted or lightly sauteed veggies, along with raw vegetables such as cucumber and avocado to give it a fresh element.
If you have any leftover vegetables or veggies going bad at the back of your fridge, Buddha bowls are the perfect excuse to make sure they don’t go to waste.
It’s important that you add a handful of leaves or sprouts if possible too as they provide extra antioxidants and are a vital source of vitamins and minerals that help to protect your bones from osteoporosis.
This beautiful Buddha bowl features pan roasted tofu, avocado, sweet potato, rice, vegetables and mixed seeds
You’ll also need grains to help you stay satisfied for longer. Whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, barley or bulgur are often used in Buddha bowls as they are less processed and boast more health benefits.
Dressing & Garnish
Once you’ve assembled your bowl, it’s time to drizzle it with your dressing of choice. Turn up the heat with a spicy Dijon mustard or Sriracha sauce, or keep it cool with a maple tahini dressing.
Finish sprinkle of seeds for good measure. We love to use black onion seeds and sesame seeds to add extra flavour.
Now that you know how to build your bowl, take a look at our list of 22 amazing vegan Buddha bowl recipes and be inspired.
1. Miso-Roasted Broccoli & Tofu Buddha Bowl with Sesame Dressing
This delicious vegan broccoli tofu Buddha bowl recipe is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner and makes great leftovers for meal prepping. What’s more, it’s on the table in less than 30 minutes.
2. Winter Buddha Bowl with Vegetable Fusion Gyoza
The combination of crunchy red cabbage and cavolo nero coupled with spicy cauliflower and vegetable gyoza make the bowl the perfect fuel for a cold winter’s day.
3. Buddha Bowl with Chipotle Cauliflower & Pea Hummus
The vibrant, almost neon, colours of this fiery Buddha bowl make this a treat for both the eyes and the belly! Although it has a fiery kick from the chipotle, the cooling pea hummus offers a nice balance.
4. Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl
This is definitely a bowl of plant-based goodness! It takes just half an hour to put together and the maple-tahini sauce is apparently ‘so good you’ll want to put it on everything’.
5. Late Winter Buddha Bowl
If you’re waiting for winter, this Buddha bowl is filled with winter produce – dates, roasted broccoli, lentils and sweet potato. The lemony garlic dressing is the perfect topping, too.
6. Detox Vegan Buddha Bowl
If you’re on a detox, this bowl will put a smile on your face. It’s healthy, varied and incredibly tasty, suitable for packed lunches and larger dinners. Who said dieting had to be a drag?
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7. Nourishing Vegan Buddha Bowl
Wow, what a combination of flavours and colours! You’ll certainly want to stick a photo of this on Instagram! Top with pumpkin and hemp seeds for a unique finishing touch.
8. The Vegan Buddha Bowl
Combine fluffy quinoa, crispy spiced chickpeas and mixed greens in this fabulous recipe. Pour a red pepper sauce over the top to make it even better. This recipe serves two people
9. Vegan Buddha Bowl with Spicy Peanut Dressing
The spicy peanut dressing for this recipe can be made in a blender or mixed together in a bowl. It perfectly complements the fresh ingredients and quinoa. Definitely worth a try.
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10. Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower Buddha Bowls
You’re sure to love the crispy edges and wonderful flavour of the roasted turmeric cauliflower. It’s the star of this Buddha bowl by far (but the rest of it is great too)!