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Kale and Quinoa Buddha Bowl

A customizable vegan friendly and gluten-free kale and quinoa buddha bowl. With tomato, avocado, black beans, corn, and more!

A customizable vegan and gluten-free buddha bowl with kale, quinoa, tomato, avocado, black beans, corn, and more!

On a recent visit to my moms house, I decided to do something nice and clean out her fridge.

Boy did I not know what I was getting into! (Sorry mom.)

For fear of getting into (even more) trouble with her, I won't share the photo of all the food all out on the island. But it was a lot!

I'm pretty sure she had like 17 bags of rice in her fridge.

It quickly turned into operation MEAL PREP so the food wasn't wasted!

Even with all that rice I went with quinoa as the base instead, since there was plenty of that too.

These bowls are great for using up whatever you've got and adding a little variety to your lunches.

A customizable vegan and gluten-free buddha bowl with kale, quinoa, tomato, avocado, black beans, corn, and more!

This combo was inspired by an east-coast restaurant chain called B. Good that I've been obsessed with lately.

Most frequently I order their “Spicy Avocado and Lime Bowl” which is amazingly delicious.

I even walked 3 miles there the other day to reward myself with it for lunch. (Too bad I didn't think about the fact that I had to walk back.)

A customizable vegan and gluten-free buddha bowl with kale, quinoa, tomato, avocado, black beans, corn, and more!

The base is kale + quinoa, then black beans, tomato, avocado, corn, cilantro (or parsley), lime juice, cumin.

You can add olive oil or salad dressing on top, or if you're like me, you'll want some hot sauce on there.

A customizable vegan and gluten-free buddha bowl with kale, quinoa, tomato, avocado, black beans, corn, and more!

What's your favorite buddha bowl combination?

Yield: 1 bowl

Kale and quinoa buddha bowl

A customizable vegan and gluten-free buddha bowl with kale, quinoa, tomato, avocado, black beans, corn, and more!

A customizable vegan friendly and gluten-free kale and quinoa buddha bowl. With tomato, avocado, black beans, corn, and more!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

For bowl:

  • 1 cup shredded kale
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • 1/4 cup corn
  • 1 small tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced

For topping:

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • juice of 1 lime
  • cilantro (or parsley)
  • sprinkle of sea salt
  • olive oil or your favorite salad dressing
  • hot sauce (optional)
  • dollop of greek yogurt (optional, leave off if vegan)

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, add kale, quinoa, black beans, corn, tomato, and avocado slices. 
  2. Sprinkle cumin and lime juice on top, garnish with cilantro and top with desired dressing or sauce.

Notes

*Measurements are a guideline, adjust as necessary!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1 g

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 444Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 17gSugar: 7gProtein: 15g

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A customizable vegan friendly and gluten-free kale and quinoa buddha bowl. With tomato, avocado, black beans, corn, and more!

 

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Jennifer Sanchez

Tuesday 22nd of May 2018

Thank you!! I have spent far too much money on this bowl at you-know-where, and can now make it at home (well, something really really close anyway!). I made as above and added a pinch of chipotle powder (and hot sauce, lime juice, but no greek yogurt). I'll be making these for a long time!!

Kelly

Tuesday 22nd of May 2018

So glad to hear this is a helpful make-at-home substitute for you, Jennifer!

Shalini

Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

This looks like healthy, delicious bowl. Definitely, would love to try it. Thank you for sharing!

Shumaila

Sunday 20th of August 2017

This sounds seriously good and no wonder you walked 3 miles for something similar! I bet your mom was very happy with you cleaning out the fridge at the end of the day!

Ginny

Sunday 20th of August 2017

This is like my dream lunch bowl. Going to have to give mine a dash or so of hot sauce too.

Helene D'Souza

Sunday 20th of August 2017

To be honest I have seen Buddha bowl online but I don't really get why they are called like this as they look like regular bowls stuffed with great food. BTW I love the combination of ingredients that you used in yours, I will try and recreate it one of these days.