One of my favorite things about this bowl is how adaptable it is. Add your favorite vegetables or beans. (I often add pre-cooked lentils that I find in the produce section of the grocery store. Super easy!) You might want to add some other toppings. Here are some of my favorites: hummus, cilantro chutney, avocado, microgreens. Yum!

Servings: 6


    • 2 cups of cubed winter squash
    • 1 pint mushrooms, washed and trimmed
    • 2 medium beets, peeled and cubed
    • Extra virgin olive oil
    • salt and pepper
    • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
    • 1¾ cup water
    • 1 onion, thinly sliced
    • 1½ Tbsp sesame seeds 
    • 12 Tbsp roasted walnuts 
    • Optional: sprouts, minced avocado, cilantro, toasted nori strips

Lemon Tahini Sauce (makes 1 ½ cups)

    • ¾ cup hot water 
    • ½ cup tahini 
    • ¼ cup lemon juice 
    • 2 tsp grated ginger 
    • 2 tsp honey 
    • ¼ tsp salt  


Lemon Tahini Sauce

  1. In a small saucepan, heat the water.
  2. Add the tahini, lemon, ginger, honey, and salt, and whisk until smooth and pourable. Set aside.

Buddha Bowl

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. 
  2. Toss the squash with 1-2 Tbsp of olive oil, salt and pepper and layout on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with mushrooms and beets, keeping them separate. Roast in the oven until fork tender (time will vary for each vegetable). 
  3. Add the quinoa, water and a pinch of salt to a small pot. Lower the heat, cover the pot and simmer for about 12-15 minutes or until the water is absorbed. When the quinoa is done, fluff with a fork and recover for 10-15 minutes. 
  4. While the quinoa is cooking, heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil in a large sauté pan on medium-high heat and add the onions. Without stirring, let the onions brown or caramelize. Stir the onions and continue to cook on low heat, about 10 minutes.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together Lemon Tahini Sauce (recipe follows) ingredients. 
  6. To serve, place ½ cup quinoa in a bowl and add the onions as well as each vegetable around the quinoa. Garnish with your desired toppings and drizzle the tahini sauce on top. 
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