What is a Buddha Bowl? Well, there's some debate surrounding this question because everyone makes theirs differently. Rachel is convinced that it's not a Buddha Bowl unless it's made with forbidden rice (like her vegan Buddha Bowl with peanut sauce is). Is it only a Buddha Bowl if you eat it with fancy chop sticks? I say it's a Buddha Bowl if it's high protein goodness in a bowl… and that's what this is!

Quinoa Buddha Bowl

Quinoa Buddha Bowl

Ingredients:

1/2 cup dry quinoa
1 can black beans
1 ear of corn
2 cup sliced avocado
6 cherry tomatoes
1-2 tbsp salsa

Makes 2 Buddha Bowls!

Directions:

Combine 1⁄2 cup dry quinoa with 1 cup water in a small pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cook, covered, for around 15 minutes. When fully cooked, set aside.

Quinoa Buddha Bowl

Bake corn in oven with leaves still on, directly on oven rack, for 20 minutes. While still warm, peel all leaves, put the cob in a saute’ pan, and cook on the stove top over high heat for a few minutes on each side until kernels start to brown. Cut the ends of and then cut cob in half to make two pieces.

Drain, rinse, and cook black beans.

Vegan Quinoa Buddha Bowl

Build your Buddha bowl: Start with 1 cup quinoa, add in 1/2 cup black beans, 1/2 cherry tomatoes, 1/2 avocado slices, one slice corn cob. Top with salsa.

High Protein Buddha Bowl

Quinoa Buddha Bowl

Makes 2 delicious Buddha Bowls!

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 ear of corn
  • 2 cup sliced avocado
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 1-2 tbsp salsa
  1. Combine 1⁄2 cup dry quinoa with 1 cup water in a small pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cook, covered, for around 15 minutes. When fully cooked, set aside.
  2. Bake corn in oven with leaves still on, directly on oven rack, for 20 minutes. While still warm, peel all leaves, put the cob in a saute’ pan, and cook on the stove top over high heat for a few minutes on each side until kernels start to brown. Cut the ends of and then cut cob in half to make two pieces.
  3. Drain, rinse, and cook black beans.
  4. Build your Buddha bowl: Start with 1 cup quinoa, add in 1/2 cup black beans, 1/2 cherry tomatoes, 1/2 avocado slices, one slice corn cob. Top with salsa.

High Protein Buddha Bowl