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Mediterranean Buddha Bowl

This plant based Mediterranean Buddha Bowl recipe takes a vegan classic and switches it up with some healthy Mediterranean flavors. A simple recipe that can be made in under twenty minutes, this bowl is the perfect weeknight dinner recipe. This bowl is vegan, dairy free, gluten free, high in fiber, and is made with cold pressed oil!
Mediterranean buddha bowl vegan
Mediterranean Buddha Bowl

Buddha bowls to love:

Today’s recipe combines two of my favorite things: buddha bowls and Mediterranean food. This Mediterranean buddha bowl is packed full of simple healthy ingredients and flavor. It’s no secret that I love buddha bowls. They are so customizable, and SIMPLE. As much as I love to cook, somedays I just feel like making something that is only one or two steps, and buddha bowls are exactly that. I have a couple buddha bowl recipes on my blog:

What makes Mediterranean food healthy?

Mediterranean food being healthy is something we hear often. There were plenty of diet trends going around center around eating a Mediterranean based diet. Why? Well, Mediterranean cuisine is some of the healthiest in the world (a blue zone actually). It is so healthy, because it is predominantly plant based, and if you’re making recipes like this Mediterranean Buddha Bowl, then it is 100% plant based. Vegan or not, it’s always a good idea to eat more plant based foods. If you’re not ready to go fully vegan, but want to eat more plant based foods, then Mediterranean food may be a good place for you to start. I have some other delicious Mediterranean inspired recipes on my blog!

My favorite vegan Mediterranean recipes:

What is a buddha bowl?

Honestly, it took me way too long to get to the bottom of this funky name. There’s not really a clear definition of what a buddha bowl is, but they are a vegan staple. A buddha bowl is a general term of a plant based bowl loaded with vegetables. I don’t think they necessarily have to be vegan, but 99% of the time they are. I love buddha bowls, because you can essentially combine any flavors and ingredients you like and make a delicious bowl. That’s exactly what I did with this Mediterranean Buddha Bowl.

Why make this Mediterranean Buddha Bowl:

If I haven’t conviced you to make this Mediterranean buddha bowl recipe yet, let me share a couple more reasons why I love this bowl. First, and most important it’s healthy. I won’t dive too much into that, because I already explain what makes it healthy. Second, this is a budget friendly buddha bowl. Sometimes people get so fancy with their buddha bowls (people is me LOL), but this Mediterranean bowl is loaded with affordable healthy vegetables and plant based protein. This leads me to my next point: this buddha bowl is high protein! If eating high protein vegan meals is important to you, make sure to read the next paragraph for more information!

How to make a high protein vegan buddha bowl:

That’s right, this is a protein packed vegan recipe! This Mediterranean Buddha Bowl recipe has tofu, quinoa, and hummus which are great sources of vegan protein. These ingredients help to make this recipe super filling and nourishing. When I first went vegan I was so concerned about not getting enough protein because that was the stereotype around being vegan that I had always heard. Funnily enough, I actually started eating more protein after going vegan, because I loved the taste of all the plant based protein options out there. Bowls like this Mediterranean Buddha bowl make it easy to get all your necessary protein on a vegan diet.

Ingredients for this Mediterranean Buddha Bowl:

Mediterranean buddha bowl vegan

Mediterranean Buddha Bowl

This plant based Mediterranean Buddha Bowl recipe takes a vegan classic and switches it up with some healthy Mediterranean flavors. A simple recipe that can be made in under twenty minutes, this bowl is the perfect weeknight dinner recipe. This bowl is vegan, dairy free, gluten free, high in fiber, and is made with cold pressed oil!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 21 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 head romaine
  • 1 english cucumber
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 can black olives
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 bell pepper

For the vegan feta:

For the Dressing:

Instructions
 

  • Begin by cooking your quinoa according the package instructions. Press the tofu.
  • Begin chopping the vegetables; cut cucumber into half moons, cherry tomatoes in half, olives in slices, bell pepper into strips, and chop lettuce roughly.
  • To make to tofu feta, combine the lemon, miso, and yeast together and mix thoroughly. Once combined add to a bowl with the tofu, and begin breaking it up and coating evenly with mix.
  • To make the dressing simple combine all ingredients and mix.
  • Assemble ingredients together in a bowl and top with dressing, serve and enjoy!
Keyword buddha bowl, Budget friendly, Easy, simple
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