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Chickpea Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl with Tahini Lemon Maple Sauce for a protein-rich vegan meal

One might assume by calling this a “Buddha Bowl” I’m making some kind of political or religious statement, when in fact, I am not. I just like giant bowls of food.

A “Buddha Bowl,” as defined by urban dictionary, is “a bowl which is packed so full that it has a rounded ‘belly’ appearance on the top much like the belly of a buddha.”

That’s my kind of dinner. Let’s do this!

Cooking chickpeas in a cast-iron skillet for healthy Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowls

Origins of The Buddha Bowl

It’s not clear where the term Buddha Bowl originated, and there doesn’t seem to be any strict set of rules for how to make one. But it seems to be roughly defined as a bowl with an assortment of small portions of different foods (especially veggies).

Some say the concept is thought to emulate the way Buddhist monks would walk around with a bowl, accepting small portions from other people (source). While others claim that Buddha Bowls refer to a healthy, balanced, but overloaded bowl resembling the rounded belly of the Laughing Buddha (source).

I first heard of Buddha Bowls somewhere within the vegan community and personally understand them as a big bowl of plant-based goodness, which is precisely what this recipe is!

What started off as a mission to make a chickpea breakfast skillet turned into a sweet and savory dish that would satisfy vegans and meat-eaters alike.

Plus, it’s simple – requiring just 30 minutes. And it’s ridiculously healthy – loaded with four kinds of vegetables, fiber- and protein-rich chickpeas, and a maple-tahini sauce that’s so good you’ll want to put it on everything.

Baking sheet with sweet potatoes and greens for making vegan Buddha Bowls

It all starts by roasting your vegetables in the oven. While those are baking away, simply sauté your chickpeas to crispy perfection and whisk up your 3-ingredient tahini sauce.

All that’s left to do is put it all together and take your taste buds to flavor town.

Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowls with Kale, Red Onions, and a Lemon Tahini Maple dressing
Pouring Tahini Maple Sauce onto a gluten-free vegan Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl

This bowl is literally all I’ve been craving since perfecting this recipe. It’s:

Savory + Sweet
Subtly spiced
Warm
Comforting
Incredibly satisfying
Seriously healthy
& Packed with flavor

Big serving of our Chickpea Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl recipe topped with Tahini Lemon Maple Sauce
Chickpea Sweet Potato Buddha Bowls with extra chickpeas in a cast-iron skillet

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Serving of our Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl recipe for a vegan gluten-free dinner

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Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl

Flavorful, filling, 30-minute Buddha Bowl with roasted sweet potatoes, onion, kale, crispy chickpeas, and an AMAZING tahini-maple sauce! A healthy, satisfying plant-based meal.
Author Minimalist Baker
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Healthy Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowls beside a bowl of tahini sauce and skillet of chickpeas
4.91 from 385 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3
Course Entree
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 3-4 Days

Ingredients

VEGETABLES

  • 2 Tbsp olive, melted coconut, or avocado oil
  • 1/2 medium red onion (sliced in wedges)
  • 2 small sweet potatoes (halved)
  • 1 bundle broccolini (large stems removed // chopped)
  • 2 big handfuls kale (larger stems removed)
  • 1/4 tsp each salt + pepper

CHICKPEAS

  • 1 15-ounce chickpeas (drained, rinsed + patted dry)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3/4 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp each salt + pepper
  • 1/2 tsp tsp oregano (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric (optional)

TAHINI SAUCE (OPTIONAL)

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 medium lemon (juiced)
  • 2-4 Tbsp hot water (to thin)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C) and arrange sweet potatoes and onions on a bare baking sheet. Drizzle both with a bit of oil, making sure the flesh of the sweet potatoes are well coated and placed skin side down on the sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from oven flip sweet potatoes and add broccolini. Drizzle broccolini with a bit of oil and season with a pinch each salt and pepper.
  • Bake for another 8-10 minutes, then remove from oven and add kale. Drizzle kale with a touch more oil and season with a pinch each salt and pepper. Bake for another 4-5 minutes then set aside.
  • While vegetables are roasting, heat a large skillet over medium heat and add chickpeas to a mixing bowl and toss with seasonings.
  • Once hot, add 1 Tbsp oil (amount as original recipe is written // use half of total amount if altering batch size) and chickpeas and sauté, stirring frequently. If they’re browning too quickly, turn down heat. If there isn’t much browning going on, increase heat. I found 10 minutes total at slightly over medium heat was perfect.
  • Once the chickpeas are browned and fragrant, remove from heat and set aside.
  • Prepare sauce by adding tahini, maple syrup and lemon juice to a mixing bowl and whisking to combine. Add hot water until a pourable sauce is formed. Set aside.
  • To serve: slice sweet potatoes into bite size pieces. Divide vegetables between 3 serving bowls and top with chickpeas + tahini sauce.
  • Best when fresh, though leftovers will keep for a few days in the fridge.

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Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with sauce.

Nutrition (1 of 3 servings)

Serving: 1 serving Calories: 474 Carbohydrates: 62 g Protein: 13.2 g Fat: 21 g Saturated Fat: 2.8 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 563 mg Fiber: 11.4 g Sugar: 7.2 g

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  1. Jodie Spencer says

    This was delicious and seemed very healthy. I would recommend cutting the sweet potatoes into smaller chunks before baking. Also I baked all the veggies a little longer than recommended. I am so happy to have discovered Tahini dressing. I think I will use this in many foods. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Coral says

    This recipe is incredible! I do add a little more salt than it calls for as I am going along. I also bake the sweet potatoes longer than called for, as our sweet potatoes tend to be pretty large in N. CA. Sometimes we add steamed, diced beets (or diced chicken breast if we’re ok with it not being 100% vegetarian). This is such a flavorful and healthful meatless meal option. Thank you, Minimalist Baker team!!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you enjoy it, Coral! Thank you so much for your kind words and lovely review! xo

  3. Katie says

    Love this meal, have made it a handful of times and recommend it to friends and clients (I’m a dietitian). My meat-loving boyfriend loves it too! Just a really satisfying bowl with so many different textures and flavors.
    I’ve subbed/supplemented the chickpeas with cubed tempeh and that turned out well too!

  4. Taylor says

    This is a staple recipe for me – have been making it for years! Such a delicious and filling lunch or dinner.

  5. J. Yoon says

    I used to go to a Zen Buddhist Monastery (all the monks were Western / Caucasian except for the head monk, who was Japanese). Sometimes the visitors could eat with them for lunch. Everyone got one giant bowl (no plates) and scooped all the food into the bowl. So most likely, the name of “Buddha Bowl” is referring to the bowl of food that Buddhist monks eat, not the belly.

  6. Brooke says

    This is delicious as written, so the original recipe always forms the base. I usually add pickled onions, butternut squash and cabbage. I’ve put it on a bed of rice, rolled in a tortilla, added to a salad and served it as a side. Perfect whole food plant based meal.

  7. Kate says

    I make this at least once a week. It’s a go-to favorite especially when I need to clean out the veggies in my fridge! I put my own spin on it each time (subbing curry powder for turmeric, adding cabbage and/or carrots), and each time its delicious!

  8. Scott Burditt says

    I’ve made, and loved, this Buddha bowl several times. This time I added your idea for roasted cabbage (just arrived in my email today, thank you). I also added less-than-parboiled, organic green beans. I subbed a shallot for the red onion. I could eat this all the time. Love it. Thank you!

  9. Mia says

    Thanks for posting! It was delicious! My modifications:
    -Added mushrooms and fresh garlic to the chickpeas and accidentally forgot a lot of the seasoning on the chickpeas, but they are still delicious and I’m sure they’d be even better with all that seasoning ;)
    -Used black /”forbidden rice” as my base.
    -Added lemon zest to the brocolini and tahini sauce cuz why not?
    -Didn’t want to deal with the kale but I’m sure that’s tasty as well.

    The black rice and mushrooms really pull all the flavors together deliciously.

  10. Lindsey Miller says

    SOSO yummy! The colorful pan of roasted veggies was so satisfying. Never have had tahini before and the sauce was amazing! Will make again. Thanks for the amazing recipe!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Lindsey! Thanks so much for the lovely review! xo

  11. john deer says

    I’ve always felt alone, ever since my wife left and took the kid I have been looking for something to fill the gap in my heart.

    For years I haven’t felt love or affection, I don’t like living. After hours of research I found this Buddha Bowl and it has changed my wife.

    I’ve been eating it every night and it makes me so happy. I gave my Ex wife and now she wants to get back together.

    If you need someone back in your life, give them this.

    It is magical.

  12. Nans says

    My daughter-in-law loves its recipe and she recommended it for me. Can you tell me is there any way to reduce the sodium content. I really would love to try it!

  13. Chris says

    Great recipe with easy clean up! Perfect for Sunday night meal prep. I’m not always a meatless eater, but this is a go to when I feel like I need more vegetables in my life. Very satisfying.

  14. Marian says

    Wonderful recipe, added feta, beetroot and authentic tortilla chips. Thank you for posting. This is our second time having this

  15. sevara says

    what a creative way to eat vegetables!
    who thought tahini, lemon juice and maple syrup could taste so good together! yumm
    – sweet potatoes turned out slightly crunchy in the middle (maybe they were on a thicker side)
    next time wil cut them thinner, so they bake through fully

  16. Amy says

    Delicious! My whole family ate it, and they are picky eaters. To be fair, I let them have some rice in their bowl. I used broccoli instead of broccolini. We didn’t have tahini paste at our local grocery store, so I used peanut butter instead, and it was fabulous. Will definitely make this again. Thank you!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Rachel. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  17. Carol Zichella says

    This was beyond delicious! The combination of the sweet, the greens, and the warm savory from the chickpeas and the sauce just made it all that much better! This is a keeper that I’ll definitely be making often! PS.. I tagged you on Instagram!

      • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

        Thanks so much for the lovely review, Kim. We are so glad you and your kids enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  18. Mafalda Braga says

    I used butternut squash instead of sweet potato. It was really good and easy as a weekday dinner. The sauce though, it’s absolutely delicious!!!

  19. Sarah Strom says

    I’ve made this several times and everyone in my house loves it! I have topped it with avocado on occasion simply because I had it on hand, but not because it needed anything more.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi, we used canned (cooked) chickpeas. If using dry, they would need to be soaked and then cooked.

  20. Jeannie says

    SO GOOD! I made mine with zucchini instead of brocolini and instead of the tahini I used half almond butter and half plain yogurt :)

  21. Lisa says

    This was an absolutely delicious meal – flavorful, filling, and so easy to make. I anticipate this becoming a staple in our house. Thank you!

  22. Tara says

    This is one of my FAVORITE staple recipes. So easy and turns out perfectly every time. The sauce is the biggest rockstar! Please never take it down or change it!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Aw, thanks so much for the lovely review, Tara. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  23. Nola says

    It was Heaven in a bowl!! My daughter’s were intrigued by the smell of the sauteed chickpeas, which drew them to the kitchen long with the sound of my crunching and moaning while eating up the roasted kale. From that point on, there was no turning back, we fully committed to the experience, each making their own variations. One choosing wild rice and added examine. She’s allergic to peas so I substituted it for tofu roasted like the peas except in the airfryer. The other using Brown rice, I used car to. We have a new, healthy family favorite!!

  24. nancy says

    I’m a little unsure as to the amount of lemon juice. Both the metric and U.S. Customary say .67 lemon – .67 oz or grams or 2/3 of a lemon??

  25. Diane says

    What a great recipe! Simple and includes the staple ingredients that you will have at home. And if not, easy to substitute something else. My husband loved it. I cut the sweet potatoes in cubes and served on a small bed of rice. Very filling. Will definitely be a regular in our household.

  26. catherine says

    I love this so much! I have just changed my diet to kinda pescatarian, kinda vegan, and trying to kill my sugar addiction. I have subscribed to several different box plans but they are either too complicated, take too much time, or too expensive. Buddha bowls seems to be a perfect fit for me.
    This one gave me all the flavors, textures, and colors I crave for my diet. PLUS it was absolutely delicious. I was uncertain about exactly what the sweet potatoes were supposed to look like on the pan and my store did not have broccolini (seasonal?) but this was so filling and satisfying-bravo! And thanks for the hookup-I think I am in love!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you enjoy this one, Catherine! Thanks so much for the lovely review! You could sub another veggie such as broccoli or cauliflower.

  27. Jen says

    We used Japanese sweet potato which made for it being too dry tasting I think. Otherwise, the spiced chickpeas were fantastic and you can never go wrong with tahini sauce. We doubled the batch of chickpeas and spices cuz we just knew they would be amazing. Glad we did. We want to try it again with garnet or other more moise sweet potatoes.

  28. Amanda says

    This far exceeded my expectations! I was just looking for a bowl recipe based on what I had at home, and this was delicious!! I added quinoa and avocado, and I also cubed the sweet potato Before baking so it would cook faster. The dressing worked so well with all the flavours. The kale crisped up in the oven and was so much easier (and tastier!) than massaged raw kale. I’ll be adding this to my weekday meal rotation!

  29. Neelima says

    Wow, I just made this for dinner and it was sooo good! It’s a treat for the eyes (all those colours) and the palate (love the sweet and savoury and the different textures)! Another keeper – thanks so much for all this treats you keep churning out :D

  30. Melania Barrantes says

    This bowl is great, easy to prepare and delicious
    I’ve done it couple of times and is been always well received 😂👍🏻
    I added spinach as I didn’t have kale and it was nice too!😉
    Thank you for the wonderful recipes ❤️❤️

  31. Caitlin says

    These bowls are a mainstay in our house! I’ve probably made the recipe a dozen times. The sauce and the seasoning on the chickpeas are phenomenal. I suppose It depends on how much oil you use and the size of your sweet potatoes, but I cook the vegetables for nearly twice as long as the recipe calls for. Now I start by roasting the sweet potatoes alone for 20-25 minutes and then add the rest of the vegetables as listed in the recipe.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you enjoy it, Caitlin! Thanks so much for the feedback. Feel free to use smaller sweet potatoes if you’d prefer for them to cook more quickly.

  32. Laura says

    Life changing! You can literally make it your own. I did sweet potatoes and russet potatoes because my husband doesn’t like sweet potatoes. I also added avocado and red cabbage to add more color. The sauce is so easy to make and so good! ( I found mine at Vons in the peanut better/bread isle :)
    Also! If the tahini you buy is already too runny, you might not need all that hot water. The first time I made it it was too runny and diluted. The second time I used reg. Temp/cool water for mine and it turned out great 👍🏼

  33. Priscilla says

    I love this recipe SO much! It’s basically a staple in my weekly selection. This is my favorite way to make chickpeas as well! My dad (who isn’t a big veggie eater) even likes this bowl. I really appreciate all your recipes (especially this one!!!). It makes it so much easier for me to put wholesome meals together when it’s so simple and yummy :) Sometimes I serve this bowl over quinoa and it’s delish!

  34. Laura says

    My family loves when I make this (and I love that they love it, I mean how healthy is this dinner!) The chickpeas really do it for me in this recipe. We’ll also often throw in some tofu too.

  35. Emma says

    Love this recipe! I have made this so many times, it’s easy to fill up a sheet with veggies and have a healthy dinner ready. The tahini sauce is awesome too

  36. Rebecca Shoemaker says

    One of our go-to recipes for meatless Monday. This time I used purple sweet potatoes and shaved brussels sprouts instead of broccolini because that’s what I had on hand. Still 10/10.

  37. Nadia says

    This was definitely yum and I love how well all the flavours went together. I ended up steaming the kale and broccoli since I didn’t want to keep opening and closing the oven. May have burned the onion since I threw it in with the sweet potato, but it came out very sweet so no regrets there. Thanks for this great recipe.

  38. RJ says

    I’d telling you this since I’d be furious. A man named Stephan Nelson “adapted” (read: copied) your Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowls recipe in a book he’s selling on amazon. I’m not going to include a link (since I don’t want my comment to be blocked). But you can search it:

    Nelson, Stephan. Plant-Based Diet: How to Lose Weight, Improve Your Health and Make Plant-Based Diet a Lifestyle: 30+ Delicious and Easy to Make Healthy Recipes . Kindle Edition.

    It’s in his table of contents as buddha bowls. He credited it as being “adapted” from your site, but I don’t see official permission anywhere.

  39. Mark says

    Delicious! Another great recipe. One quick super-specific question. I have a sesame allergy (no tahini for me). I subbed a parsley/yogurt/lemon sauce instead. Any other sauce recommendations for this bowl and others like it?

  40. Z says

    super tasty!! I didn’t have any kale so i served it over fresh chopped spinach instead. also served it alongside avocado and quinoa. so excited to enjoy the leftovers tomorrow! :)

  41. Clare Turner says

    Fantastic recipe and lovely flavours. Will definitely be making this again!

    Just a question re: storage (not that there was anything left to store last time!). Do you think it can be reheated or is it better to eat any leftovers cold?
    Also I’d read a few of the comments before attempting this and I noticed quite a few roasted the sweet potato for longer. Just to share, I usually par-boil sweet potato and regular potato before roasting, usually works really well and makes the potatoes nice and crispy.
    Anyway thank you.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks for sharing, Clare! We’d suggest storing the components separately and reheating in a skillet on the stovetop. We wouldn’t suggest heating the sauce. Hope that helps!

  42. Jackie Ringrose says

    Loved the sweet potatoe chickpea BUDHA Bowl. I varied it by also roasting some slice finger eggplants with the sweet potatoes. Served it on a bed of brown rice. Yumm. Definitely recommend it.
    Jackie

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Love the addition, Jackie! Thanks so much for sharing! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  43. Sushma says

    Perfect! I added some yellow bell pepper I roasted while the oven was on and spinach instead of kale over a bed of rice. Excellent!

  44. Rosy Sunshine says

    This was absolutely delicious! I made brown rice but ended up not using it. I used larger sweet potatoes and cooked them an additional 15 minutes. I also used a tad bit more maple and lemon in the tahini sauce. Yum!

  45. Caroline says

    We love this recipe!! We’ve been maming it for years, but tonite I don’t know what happened. Our sweet potatoes ended up mushy. Have any idea what we might have done wrong? Thank you!!!

  46. Cristy says

    This is the best thing I have made in a long time. Sooo much flavor. The kale, the spices on the chickpeas, the maple tahini. Love.

  47. Ana says

    This was really delicious , I loved the variety of flavour in a single bowl! Thank you for the wonderful healthy recipe :)

  48. Foisol says

    I thought it’s called a Buddha Bowl, because it is usually a humble bowl of all vegetarian food. The “round belly of Buddha” is in accurate. The Buddha is never depicted as fat — anything BUT. You don’t fast like that, and forgo material things & luxuries, and look fat & jolly. The round bellied entity you are referring to is Budai, who is a Chinese symbol of good fortune (thus why he’s fat & jolly).

    Anyway, good Budai Bowl recipe here!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re glad you enjoyed it, Foisol! Thanks for sharing! We came across similar info in our research, but there wasn’t 100% consensus on the origin of the name of the dish, which is why we elaborated later on in the post.

  49. Angela says

    Thank you so much for your website. I have used your recipes for years…especially when I was first entering my journey towards a plant based diet.

    I loved the Buddha Bowl. So very yummy!

    Sending love and gratitude,

    Angela

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Aw, thanks so much for your kind words and lovely review, Angela! We’re so glad you enjoy our recipes!

  50. Asante says

    We loved this! Thank you for a quick nutritious recipe.

    Try adding grilled haloumi which rounded up the mediterranean theme of this Bowl quite well.

  51. Ivy-n-Trev says

    Delicious! We eat this at least once a month, sometimes twice! Just a tip, We ran out of tahini a little while ago, and had to scramble to replace it (ended up using 1/4C Almond butter) in the sauce the last time we made it, and it actually turned out awesome! Still like the unique nutty flavor the tahini gives a little better, but almond butter is definitely a decent substitute! And if the tahini sauce is a little too strong or unique a flavor for you, try almond butter before you give up on this delicious recipe!

  52. Annais says

    So easy and delicious. I roasted the sweet potato in cubes and opted to roast the chickpeas in the oven rather than cooking them on the stove. Still turned out delicious and the tahini sauce is to die-for. Thank you for such a nutritious, easy lunch/dinner option!

  53. Emma says

    Love this recipe! Honestly so delicious. I subbed fresh 50/50 spring mix for the roasted kale to give it a fresh pop and used regular broccoli since the store didn’t have any broccolini. I also doubled the sweet potato amount I roasted because I like them. All the ingredients tied together so well – the jamminess/unctuousness of the baked red onion really unified the dish. Highly recommended :)

  54. Samantha says

    One of my all-time favorite recipes, I’ve made this so many times! It’s always a hit. I sub almond butter for the tahini and its amazing!!!! Tonight I did Japanese sweet potatoes instead and it was sooo yummy

  55. Kedi says

    Wow…I think I’ve made this five times in the past week. This has become my favorite recipe ever. I use red pepper flakes instead of chili powder and honey instead of maple syrup because that’s what I have on hand. I honestly go to bed thinking about this recipe.

  56. Sana J says

    This. Is. GAMECHANGING.

    My biggest problem with Buddha bowls is that I never know where to start and how to assemble them…..this recipe makes it seem so easy.

    I screwed up the chickpeas and they were just shy of crispy, but even despite that, holy CRAP this was a delicious lunch. I left out the onion and added some butter mushrooms, and everything just worked so beautifully together…..and don’t even get me started on that lovely, lovely dressing.

    Thanks again for making me feed myself like a proper grown up :D

  57. Hayley says

    This was so so so delicious! I swapped out onion and did sliced baby portobello instead and just put them in when I added the broccolini. Also when I made the dressing I added some coriander and then-hear me out-a splash of Italian dressing which cut some of the bitterness for me and it was really good. Thanks so much!

  58. Emily McIntosh says

    This was amazing! I added a 1/2 cup or so of cooked quinoa because I had some in the fridge to use up. My husband and 3 year old son both loved it. Will be in our regular rotation for sure!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Emily. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  59. Bernard says

    Made this, I’m a single guy so it was good for 2 meals. Didn’t have broccoli rabe, roasted carrots and cauliflower w/ the sweet potato, put all that w/ the chickpeas over fresh spinach, so it was like a warm salad. The combination of flavors was incredible, and it will be a go-to for my vegetarian self.

  60. Vera says

    I made this recipe by Chopping the sweet potatoes small squares and sautéed in cast iron until golden. Then I added the remaining veggies. I feel it is faster and less use of so many pans. I used spinach and Swiss chard because I didn’t have any kale. It tasted awesome !
    I love rice, so I ate it over brown rice. Yes so many starches. ;)

  61. Sarah says

    Just made this now – and devoured it!! So delicious, easy to throw together, and truly takes little effort to make (aside from chopping veggies). I did not have garlic powder on hand for the chickpeas but used all the other spices listed and they were amazing. The tahini sauce is a must!! This would be super easy to adapt to other veggies – cauliflower would be great here as well as some carrots or regular broccoli. Don’t even think, just make this now. It’s so hearty, healthy, and flavorful. Thanks for a wonderful recipe.

  62. michelle says

    Hi! I made this recipe as instructed-the only change I made was using broccoli instead since I happened to have it. It came out wonderful! All the vegetables are so flavorful! Especially flavors of the roasted kale and red onion.The chickpeas and dressing are also so delicious. My husband also really enjoyed it. Making again tonight :) Thank you!

  63. Courtney says

    This was so FRICKIN delicious! Usually when I follow recipes, I have to add more seasoning, but this was perfect. The only thing I did differently was I used hummus instead of making the tahini sauce (because I love hummus). I didn’t mean to eat the whole thing at once, but hey stuff happens.

    I will be making this again very, very soon.

  64. Christine Cullen says

    Just made this and it is sooooo good! I used spinach instead of kale and broccoli instead of broccolini but kept everything else the same. Absolutely love it!!! Thank you!

    • Brittany Winn says

      Buddha used to travel with a bowl accepting food donations through the day as he served. At the end of the day his meal was a mix of random food…thus comes the Buddha Bowl of today.

  65. Lindsey says

    This is one of my all-time favorite meals! So easy to make, and delicious every time. I’m a big fan of sauce, so I always make extra. I typically roast the veggies and chickpeas for a bit longer that the recipe calls for – just depends on how small I’ve cut up the veggies or how dry the chickpeas were after draining them. Also, I sub in veggies I have on hand – last week I roasted frozen cauliflower instead of broccoli and it was delicious. This week I’m back to broccoli because that’s all that was in stock at the store.

  66. Amber says

    I’ve made this like seven times, it has all my favorite things and is always so satisfyingly delicious.

  67. Lily says

    Just made this and it took close to an HOUR not 30 mins.
    Everything from cutting the vegetables to preparing the sauce took so much more time than I anticipated. Also the constant action required every 5/10 minutes in the oven was overly complicated. Wasn’t worth it for this recipe in my opinion.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Lily, sorry to hear that was your experience! Recipes typically take longer the first time you make them so we wonder if that was part of it?

  68. Leslie Saul says

    The bowls were delicious but the 5 minute prep time is very inaccurate. It assumes that all of the vegetables are already washed and chopped. Actual prep and cooking time was one hour and 15 minutes.

  69. Kimberly says

    Wow I was really surprised by this recipe!! Really easy to prepare, delicious, comforting and healthy. No kidding. I’m printing this recipe as I type. The only thing that I did different was season a grip load of raw spinach with minced garlic, tomato, salt and a little olive oil, which I added to the bottom of the bowl. I too added a bit of salt to the dressing and a little extra lemon and water to thin it out. AMAZING. Thank you!!

  70. Helga says

    Is this made of canned chickpeas? I mean they’re already cooked and you just fry (sauté) them a bit? Thanks

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Helga, yes, we used canned chickpeas. You could use dry and cook them first, if desired.

  71. Christine says

    This was really good! I was a little nervous that it wouldn’t be filling enough without a grain base like rice, or quinoa. But we’ll never know because it was so yummy I ate it all in one sitting anyway ? I didnt have broccolini so I just added extra kale. That’s right I ate an entire can of chickpeas, 2 sweet potatoes and a full bunch of kale tonight. Yum!

  72. Vera says

    I used only my Cast iron skillet to make all. I chopped the sweet potatoes and half onion and added olive oil until they were soft inside and grill outside medium high heat.
    I added arugula as well. The sauce I love, but to me it needs salt. That is all!
    All my family and I have 5 girls loved this dish and was so easy.
    Make some basmati rice and added more chopped red onions and cilantro on top.

  73. Donna says

    This was a really tasty bowl. I didn’t have brocollini so I used cauliflower and instead of the recommended sauce, I adapted the tzatziki sauce recipe on this website using yogurt.

  74. Donna says

    What can use instead of tahini for a sauce? I am all out and would love a sauce.
    Thanks for any suggestions you might have.

  75. Lauren Borawski says

    This is one of the best meals I have ever made! Substituted broccoli for broccolini and white onion for red onion because that’s all I had on hand. Love it!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Lauren. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  76. Kristy says

    This has become a dinner staple for us. My partner is new to being vegetarian and is picky when it comes to using beans and leafy greens. He loved this and requests it often. The sweet potatoes always take longer to bake for me so I start them about 20 minutes before everything else. And we always make extra of the sauce because it is DELICIOUS. Thanks for a great recipe!!!

  77. Mollietee says

    These were delicious, so much flavor! The chickpeas alone were a huge hit, and everything tasted great together. Easily customized with brown rice, carrots, avocado, so good!

  78. Vana says

    Flavours amazing, I’m converted to a Buddha bowl fan. It is spicy, yum. The only change I will make next time is leave kale out for my child. But for me and husband was excellent

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks for sharing, Vana! Next time would you mind adding a rating to your review? It’s super helpful to us and other readers! xo

  79. Maia Cole says

    This is delicious! I added farro to make it a little heartier, and I made it oil-free by steaming the sweet potatoes and using vegetable stock to roast the onions, broccoli, and kale.

  80. Karoline says

    This has become a regular family favourite since going plant based. It’s easy, nutritious and delicious.

  81. Helen says

    Made this with my oldest daughter (10 years old). I supervised she made it and it was a great way for her to be excited to eat this. She is in love and did an amazing job at following the directions. She wants to make this again. Thank you so much for an easy to follow recipe.

  82. Irene says

    My very picky toddlers ate chickpeas for the first time thanks to this recipe, and even my husband really enjoyed it. The whole thing was delicious, with a side of rice. This one’s a keeper! Thank you so much.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Irene. We are so glad to hear it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  83. Jennifer says

    I made this bowl last night. It was fantastic!! I left out the onions, and also added a little curry powder to the sauce for a bit of a kick. I’m so glad to have leftovers for lunch, it was really delicious

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Jennifer. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

      • Emily says

        Delicious! Roasted some tomatoes too and it’s really added to it, personally I like juicy food and they go with the crispness of the kale so well!

  84. Brittany Rose says

    This was amazing. I made exactly as directed, except I used broccoli instead of brocollini because that’s what I had. The bowl was savory, delicious and the tahini sauce was so addicting! The roasted kale was delicious too!

  85. Olivia says

    This was my first time trying out this recipe and it’s absolutely delicious! I am an athlete and wanted to add another form of carbohydrate for my workouts so I added half a cup of brown rice at the bottom of the bowl. Tastes great and kept me full throughout the day, however, the recipe is just as good as is if you’re looking to have a light yummy healthy lunch or dinner!

  86. Cynthia says

    Yummy and it worked! I’m enjoying leftovers room temperature for lunch. Kale was the biggest surprise, as it came out crisp, just follow the steps as written.

  87. Liza says

    One of my favorite healthy recipes! I’ve made this 10 times probably, the chickpeas are awesome and such a satisfying bowl of food. The only changes I make are doubling the onion (it’s so good roasted) and cooking the sweet potatoes for twice as long – there’s no way a half a sweet potato will cook in 25 min! Tonight I added beets and it was delicious . :)

  88. Carolyn says

    This is delicious! I’ve had it twice now and making it tonight. Veggies are so good, I’ll add some others tonight. My 7 year eats it all, my 5 year old eats all the veggies except for the kale, no chickpeas or sauce. And my 18 mo old eats all except for the kale and sauce. I think it’s even better the next day. Just keep the sauce separate. Thanks a bunch!

  89. mckenna says

    I’ll be honest, I was quite skeptical about this recipe; it just seemed like too many flavors. But I am SOLD. The combination is wonderful, and leaves you fully satisfied. This will be a go to for me.

  90. Judy Bronner says

    This was delicious and so filling. I could eat the tahini sauce all by itself. It’s been several hours and I am still full. My husband said he liked it too. I did make a substitution as I didn’t want to go out and buy anything so I used cabbage instead of the broccoli.

  91. Annette says

    Recipe was easy and so flavorful but I love onions so I would use a whole red onion next time. I plan to double the recipe next time for more leftovers!

  92. Jessica says

    My husband is extremely picky and usually doesn’t like new things. When he sat down at the table he started huffing and puffing and I told him to try it before he commented. He did and LOVED IT! Super easy to make and was delish!

  93. Louise says

    Absolutely delicious all by itself. I added brown rice and fresh blueberries just cause I had it. Sauce is mmmmmmmmm! I doubled the sauce which was not necessary.

    Easy to make and I would love to serve it as a buffet as someone has suggested. Just would need to keep it all warm.

  94. Meg says

    This is one of my all time favorites, feels like ages since I made it and I’m so glad I found it in my old bookmarks. It tastes fantastic and is super easy so it’s really helping me with my new years resolution to start switching to a more plant based diet.

  95. Savannah says

    This was my first time making an at home Buddah Bowl and I am so happy this recipe was the guide I used! I added brown rice and some lean, sustainable sourced ground turkey cooked with umami and coconut amino to pack in more protein. The tahini sauce was so good that I ate half of it before it hit the bowl. Thanks for the recipe, these bowls are gonna be a great way to transition my work night dinners from microwavable to packed full of flavor!

  96. Susan M Brennan says

    Wow – this dish is absolutely wonderful! So satisfying and healthy. I was able to prep while managing my three year old and then roast it all up once my hub got home. It really was a complete meal – I didn’t have broccolini so just opted for more kale. I ran short on lemon, but it still worked great. Will try the avocado oil next time. Thanks! Will be looking at your site more!

  97. Carita says

    This is so darned yummy! I’ve made it a dozen times over the past few years. It’s a great recipe for guests as they can assemble their own bowls with veggies they prefer. I’ve set it up like a salad bar and folks like helping themselves. I usually roast other veggies too for more of a selection. If I make enough my family can have it for leftovers as it packs very well for lunches. The sauce is a lovely combination of slightly sweet and tangy. I just pulled out the recipe to make it again this week. Thank you! It is a favorite of ours.

    • Piers says

      A recipe so delicious it could turn the most ardent carnivore on to the delight of meals without meat. I use butternut squash alongside the sweet potato and usually add fresh spinach instead of kale.

    • Abigail says

      This has been one of my go-to recipes for a few years. I prefer to cut the sweet potatoes before roasting, and I add a little bit of ginger to the sauce then serve over quinoa or brown rice. Thanks for all the amazing recipes! Cauliflower Bahn Mi and Noodle-Free Pad Thai are also recipes of yours that I probably make at least once every week or two!

  98. Cheryl Taylor says

    This is definitely a keeper! Very delicious and easy to make. The tahini sauce is a must; it’s a perfect sweet-tangy blend. I had a scare and thought I didn’t have maple syrup. I did but am wondering if honey might be a fine substitute.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Cheryl. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Honey would be fine. Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  99. Dianna Graves says

    Great recipe (as always!) easy and delicious – thanks so much :)

    Substitutions (to use what was in my fridge) were broccoli, yellow onion, and olive oil. Chick peas were dried so I soaked them overnight, sprouted for two days then boiled to soften. Used fresh garlic not powder.
    Addition of tri-colour quinoa (Canadian grown), spinach, and one Tbsp more lemon for the dressing.
    Changed the oven to a fry pan with olive oil for onions and my left-over sweet potatoes.
    Steamed the broccoli, kale and spinach.
    Next time will add sunflower sprouts on top for some crunch!
    Super yummy

  100. Tara B says

    OH MY GOSH! It was delightful! Absolutely delicious! I’ll be adding it to the regular rotation for sure!

    I used purple and orange sweet potatoes. I subbed shallots for the red onion and I added tricolor quinoa cooked in roasted vegetable stock. I added 1 clove of garlic to the tahini sauce and a pinch of Himalayan sea salt. I also added crushed garlic with the olive oil, s & p and tossed the vegetables to coat them prior to roasting. I also topped it with a few avocado chunks that needed to be eaten. It was the perfect recipe to try out my new Cuisinart airfryer toaster oven on the convection setting; speeded up the processes even more!

    Thank you for always having such great recipes with simple, whole food ingredients.

  101. Barbiedoll says

    This was an amazing dish. Tons of flavors and enjoyed every bite knowing I was eating healthy.

    Super easy to make and cleanup was a breeze.

  102. Beth McLean says

    I am a real novice cook so forgive my ignorance here! Are the chickpeas canned or dried? Also, could you clarify the weight of the chickpeas….many thanks in advance!

  103. Tom says

    This was really good! I’ll probably opt to make my own tahini next time. I also substituted broccoli for the broccolini.

  104. Tiziana says

    Sooo delicious! Added also sliced grilled beetroots and replaced the tahini sauce with Chipotle aioli for a spicy, smoky touch. Best home dinner ever :) thank you so much for the great inspiration and combo of flavours!

  105. Heather says

    Made a wonderful weekend lunch. I roasted the chickpeas in a separate pan along with the veggies. Subbed in brussel sprouts for broccoli. Would make again for sure!

  106. Shelby Klohs says

    My very first Buddha bowl I have made and it turned out to be one of the best recipes I’ve ever made.
    Cannot wait to make it again!

  107. Edith says

    This is amazing. I was looking for simple recipes such as this. I am new at this way of life so I am taking it all in, like a sponge :) Plus I am also big into buddah bowls. They are just so good. One bowl and easy to pack for work. Thanks so much xx

  108. Christine Martin says

    My favorite recipe on this website so far!!! Such interesting flavors that pair so well together. I doubled the amount of kale and next time would use even smaller sweet potatoes or perhaps just 1 large one. I can’t wait to make this again!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Christine. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  109. Angela says

    I didn’t have broccolini but substituted with red cabbage, and it. was. amazing. I just made it last night and eating the leftovers for lunch right now and because it tastes that good I had to come to the website and leave a comment. Easy, quick, delicious, and fresh- couldn’t ask for a better meal. Thank you!

  110. John says

    Recently I had an abosolutely wonderful and inspiring creation called The Southern at my local Roots Natural Kitchen. This lead me to ask myself, where have you been all my life? So off I went frantically in search of something which would deliver a similar experience at home. Lo and behold, there appeared a listing for this recipe. Once I saw who the creator is I knew from past experience with your Vegan Sloppy Joes that this is the recipe for me. I don’t usually change anything the first time I prepare a recipe, however, I had some broccoli crowns and substituted them for the broccolini. The tahini was a nightmare to recombine as it had settled into something extremely thick and pasty. It took me longer to reconstitute that than it did to prepare the rest of the recipe. My persistence was rewarded with a delicious sweet and savoury meal. I do need to work on my lemon tahini dressing a little and the chick peas are worthy of being a side or meal on their own. I will make this again and next time I think I’ll try adding some crispy marinated or seasoned tofu. Thank you for sharing yet another wonderful recipe.

  111. Robyn Bower says

    My daughter makes this all the time and takes it to work …if she has to much she will share it with me and I just love it !
    Would love to see other recipes too …thank you and keep cooking …and I’ll keep watching for it !
    Robyn B.
    New Castle , Delaware

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Robyn. We are so glad you and your daughter enjoy it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  112. Julie says

    This recipe is super delicious. I substituted spinach for the kale, used yellow onion and used broccoli because that’s what we had and added corn. I had been planning to make it and I cooked the chickpeas and spinach a day ahead. I think this made it come together very quickly. I will definitely make this again. It is so versatile and you could probably try it with many different veggies. Thanks for a great recipe.

  113. Elaine Kelly says

    loved this and the sauce was delicious. I replaced kale with cauliflower and added some sliced portabello mushrooms. Super easy and nutritious. Thank you so much

  114. Amanda Oliver says

    This dish is amazing and I’m not even a vegetarian! It’s now in our rotation for my family’s meatless Monday’s! I made it as is. My three year old even likes it.

  115. Rae says

    Yum! We loved this recipe; I added pan fried tofu in the same pan the chickpeas were in and added the same spices annndd some fresh purple cabbage and snap peas and tossed all the roasted veggies with the same seasonings as the chickpeas (just a light toss) and it was fantastic. Great dish, simple, easy, and only took 30 minutes! Thank you so much for sharing :)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Rae. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

  116. Elizabeth says

    This is delicious, and I love it like crazy! My only complaint is that I’ve made it several times and it’s never been anywhere near 30 minutes. To get it to cook in 25, I have to spend a lot more time chopping things into small bits and separating each layer of onion by hand before it goes into the oven; if I cut things as directed, it takes much longer to cook than the recipe says (the first time I made this, I ended up pulling things out of the oven and finishing them in the microwave). I have an oven thermometer so I know it’s not my cooking temperature.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks for the feedback, Elizabeth! We are so glad you enjoy it! We will take a look at the recipe and make adjustments, as needed.

  117. Liz says

    Soooo soooo good ,have just went plant based and have made this a few times now …so easy to make and sooo yummy ??

  118. Karen says

    Heyyy, I made this for my hubby and me and it was so tasty! Will definitely be making it again. Plenty of flavour and tastes healthy . winner winner Buddha bowl dinner! Thanks for recipe ?

  119. Michele says

    Awesome! Recently went vegan, this was one of the first recipes I tried, even my carnivore son devoured it and has asked me to make it again and again. Second time I used broccoli rabe, the more bitter flavor added a new dimension to the dish. Have shared it with many!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Michele. We are so glad you and your son enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

  120. Vernita Loren Gundy says

    I love it! I just used regular broccoli and I didn’t have tahini so I drizzled apple cider vinegar and olive oil over it. Delish!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Vernita. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

  121. Lauren says

    So good! I’m not a vegan or vegetarian but trying to add more delicious veggies to my diet. This recipe is awesome! Roasting the vegetables provides an amazing depth of flavor and the tahini sauce is a MUST. I substituted broccoli for broccolini since it wasn’t in stock at my store and I used one giant sweet potato instead of 2 small ones so the cooking time was a bit longer. Definitely making this again. Thanks for such a fantastic plant-based recipe!

  122. Jordan says

    Literally one of the best things I have eaten! The flavors work soooo well together. If you are on the fence about making this – do it. You won’t regret it!!!!

  123. Liz says

    made this today and it was sooooo good ,I’m not veggie but want to eat a little bit healthier and slowly cut meat out this will defo be on my menu ?

  124. Courtney Cantwell says

    Thanks Dana. The dip sounds amazing – it also has tahini i it so I think substituting cashew butter for the tahini in these recipes is the way to go!

  125. Courtney Cantwell says

    I am dying to make this. One question for you- any alternatives to tahini? My stomach does not react well to sesame.

  126. Hillary says

    This was amazing. We’re bonafide meat-eaters and reluctantly tried this recipe and – wow! Definitely a keeper and will be making it again – often

  127. Cherry Perez says

    Love it! Will definitely make this again. (First time using tahini sauce. Tasted great with the maple syrup and lemon juice and mixed in the veggies!)

      • Sherries says

        I enjoy this recipe alot! Plus you can mix it up with different veggies and different sauces. I love adding brown rice and advacado too. Its very filling and you don’t feel guilty going for seconds….or in my pregant case thirds! The fresh flavor is addicting. Thank you!

  128. Simone Sharpe says

    I have been wanting some new vegan recipes and minimalist baker never disappoints. This budda bowl is epic. Easy, quick and ever so tasty. I didn’t have broccoli so substituted carrots and didn’t have kale so substituted for spinach. Added a few jamaican seasonings as opposed to the ones you have in the recipe (only because that was what is in the cupboard) But even with all those changes just a lovely, scrumptious, filling dinner. Thank you. Xxx

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yum! Thanks so much for the lovely review and for sharing your modifications, Simone! xo

  129. David Miller says

    This was amazing! The Tahini sauce brought the dish together. Super easy to make – we added chicken breasts to ours.

  130. Katie Sullivan says

    I just made this and although it took a bit of time it was delicious. I will definitely make it again. I am trying to lose weight for my sons wedding and I can see this will be a go too! Thanks for sharing!

  131. Mackenzie says

    It tastes delicious. I’ve made this a couple of times & each time, it does NOT disappoint. The colors are festive & the taste is phenomenal. The chickpeas taste a little better if browned more but other than that, this recipe is really tasty, fresh & healthy! I will be making it again soon!

  132. Nicole says

    This recipe is almost insulting with how good it is. I made it once with broccoli (cause it’s what I had) and it was sooo good. Then I woke up one day the next week craving this. Went all the way to the store to get chickpeas just so I could make it again. Splurged on some broccolini too, since I’d made the trip and all. It was good, but I think regular broccoli works perfectly fine in the recipe (cheaper, too).

    If I could give this more than 5 stars I would.

  133. Anya says

    I made this with a cooking group a few minutes ago. Everyone loved it. It’s crazy good! That sauce!!!!

  134. Hannah Devlin says

    This is probs one of my favorite recipes from your site. It’s so simple and I don’t have to buy any specialty ingredients. Great for busy work nights!

  135. Paige says

    I LOVED this recipe! The one thing I changed was adding a fair bit more lemon juice to the sauce, as I don’t like the bitterness of tahini, and a bit more maple syrup. Turned out amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

  136. Kathryn says

    Love this!! We have made this about 6 times now. We triple the recipe and make about 8 lunches with it!!! They last for the four days. Make lunch so exciting. We have switched up the broccolini for broccoli and it has worked great.
    Super for lunch meal prep. Our current fav!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  137. Shannon says

    I went vegetarian about a year ago and I’m dragging my kicking and screaming husband into the vegetarian world with me….against his will…but slowly and surely he is coming around. His main complaint is that he can’t get full off of a vegetarian meal. Well, I made this recipe as written, with the only addition of Brussels sprouts and chopped carrots as I needed to use both up, and my stubborn as a mule husband admitted at the end of the meal that he was full and satisfied. I am beyond thrilled! This is going into heavy rotation at our house. Thanks for the lovely recipe! (And that tahini sauce is seriously TO DIE FOR.)

  138. Maren Blid says

    This tahini sauce is amazing!! I don’t want anything else on my Buddy bowls! This was around four months ago.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Maren. We are so glad you enjoy this sauce! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

  139. Georgina says

    Easy to make, lovely flavours and very healthy! I missed out garlic granules as I didn’t have any and was still delicious.
    Georgina

  140. Melissa says

    Delicious! Super tasty and so satisfying! I added Brussel sprouts to the veggie mix and it was a big hit at my house:)

  141. Liz says

    I made this tonight after working all day, running home to rush my son to karate, then my daughter to her band concert, leaving that in the middle to pick my son up and rushing back to finish the band concert, and rolling in at 9pm with exhausted, starving children. 30 minutes, fridge to table, you weren’t kidding! It was delicious. I used the ingredients, except I added an eggplant I needed to use, and subbed in a spinach/arugula mis for the kale because it’s what i had on hand. Didn’t have maple syrup but I did have coconut nectar and it was perfect.
    10 stars! And prep and cleanup was a breeze. Now they’re tucked in and I’m going to go pass out on the couch. :)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Wow, you are super mama! So glad you enjoyed this recipe! Thanks for the lovely review!

  142. Margaret Golik says

    I made this recipe as written. I would not change a thing. I didn’t know a vegan meal CV puld be so delicious and filling. Thank you!

  143. Carrie says

    I have made this recipe several times and it is one of my favorites! I am trying to eat less meat but still eat healthy and this is great! I love the combination of ingredients and I really love the tahini sauce! It brings all the flavors together perfectly. Yum! Thank you!

    • Carrie says

      . I want to add that I have tried some variations that I like. I often add some avocado and a handful of slivered almonds to each bowl. And I don’t usually just throw the chickpeas in a fry pan but put them in the oven with the broccoli and onions. And I leave out the chili powder and cumin. To the tahini sauce I also like to add some sesame oil which gives it a nice flavor.

  144. Cheryl S Lewman says

    This was surprisingly delicious. And the sauce… Wow! I followed the instructions exactly, but I think you could easily switch out the veggies and it would be just as good.

  145. Alexandra Bargenda says

    I always find I need at least double the amount of water for these tahini dressings. Otherwise the dressing turns into a paste. But the more water I use the more the whole good flavour disappears.

    • Weeskas says

      Try using some high quality olive oil for “thinning” additional to the water. Should keep the flavour and add a nice layer to it.

    • Shelby says

      Try adding extra lemon in addition to the water, I find that helps maintain some of the flavour. Also, it helps if you dont add the hot water until right at the very end when ready to serve so that the sauce doesn’t sit on the counter thickening up while you cook.

  146. Kristen says

    I made this tonight for dinner. I loved it and so did my fam! I will most certainly make this again. Thank you!!!