Buddha Bowl with Chickpeas and Peanut sauce

Buddha Bowl with Chickpeas and Peanut Sauce

Buddha Bowl with Chickpeas and Peanut sauce is a perfect for a delicious and nutritious lunch or dinner. It features quinoa as a base, served with chickpea, plenty of rainbow veggies and a peanut sauce. Only 10 minutes of prep is required!

What is Buddha Bowl?

Buddha Bowl is a versatile and nourishing bowl, often combining a type of grain (rice, quinoa, or couscous), protein (tofu, chickpeas, lentils), vegetables (sweet potato, broccoli, kale, or bell pepper) and fat (peanut butter, avocado or tahini) that will help you energize throughout the day. These are a few examples, but the possibilities are endless! It’s a healthy and wholesome way of eating and nourishing your body. It has been known to aid overall health and prevent chronic diseases.

The name of the Buddha bowl comes from the round shape of the bowl, similar to a Buddha’s tummy. They are so pretty to eat, packed with fiber and protein and can be prepared ahead for meal prep.

Ingredients used in this Buddha Bowl with Chickpeas and Peanut sauce

The ingredients in the recipe include:

  • Grain: I use quinoa, but you can also use white or brown rice, couscous or other types of grain.
  • Vegetables: I use broccoli, sweet potato and green onions, but you can also use other types of veggies that you have on hand. Examples include potatoes, kale, cabbage, carrot or bell pepper. Note to adjust the recipe if you choose other types of vegetables as some have different cooking time.
  • Protein: I use chickpeas strained from a can, then roasted with spices. But you can also use tofu, edamame, lentils or beans.

The dressing on top of the recipe is a savory, nutty peanut sauce that consists of:

  • Peanut butter
  • Soy sauce
  • Lime juice
  • Water

Why you’ll love this recipe

This recipe is:

  • Easy to make: it’s easy to make while being super delicious.
  • Perfect for meal prep: you can double or triple this recipe and store it in separate containers and enjoy for a few days.
  • Only requires 10 minutes of active cooking time: this is actually a very simple meal idea, as all you need to chop and prep the ingredients, mix with the spices and roast in the oven for 30 minutes. While waiting, you can cook the quinoa according to package instructions.
  • Nutritious and filling: this recipe is also healthy as uses whole foods plant-based ingredients that can provide your body with all the essential nutrients.

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Buddha Bowl with Chickpeas and Peanut Sauce

Buddha Bowl

  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


This easy, nutritious and versatile Buddha Bowl is perfect for a weeknight lunch, dinner or meal prep. Just need to do 10 minutes of prepping, all the work will be done automatically in your oven ^^


  • 1 can cooked chickpea
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • quinoa
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp chili pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 green onions or chives
  • sesame seeds for garnish


  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • Juice from 1/4 a lime
  • Water to thin out


Roast the chickpea & vegetables

  1. Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees Celcius (392 degree Fahrenheit)
  2. Wash and peel one sweet potato. Cut into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Wash and cut the broccoli into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Drain and rinse 1 can of chickpea.
  5. On a baking tray, line up a piece baking paper and add the sweet potato, broccoli and chickpea.
  6. Drizzle on the olive oil and a generous pint of salt, paprika powder, chili powder, garlic powder and black pepper.
  7. Mix well and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes. Flip halfway.

Other ingredients

  1. Cook the quinoa on a pot according to package instructions.
  2. Slice the green onions into small pieces for garnish.

Make the sauce

  1. Combine the soy sauce, peanut butter, lime juice and water to make the sauce.
  2. In a bowl or deep plate, combine all ingredients: quinoa, sweet potato, broccoli, chickpeas. Drizzle on the sauce and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Fusion, Middle Eastern

Keywords: comfort food, easy to make, healthy, rainbow veggies, vegan, vegetable

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  1. I like your cooking skill!

  2. I really loved this recipe. It has wonderful flavor from the spices and the vegetables meld well together with the chickpeas. I’ve never had/made a Buddha bowl before, but I look forward to trying more variations of this in the future.

    I have made this exact recipe a few times. I would suggest mixing the veggies and chick peas in a bowl prior to placing it on a sheet tray. That way all the spices and oil can combine evenly.

    Thank you for sharing this recipe! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for your comment and suggestion, Ray!

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