As more people adopt a plant-based diet, vegan bowl recipes have become a popular and convenient option for busy weeknights or meal prep. Vegan bowls, also known as Buddha bowls or power bowls, are a nutritious and customizable one-bowl meal that typically features a variety of vegetables, grains, proteins, and dressings.
Meal Prep with Bowls
Meal prepping bowls for lunch and dinner is a great way to save time and ensure that you have healthy and satisfying meals throughout the week. By preparing ingredients ahead of time and portioning them into containers, you can easily grab a bowl for a quick and convenient meal on busy days. To get started, choose a combination of grains, protein, and vegetables that you enjoy, such as brown rice, roasted tofu, and broccoli. Add in some extras like nuts, seeds, or a flavorful dressing to keep things interesting. By dedicating a few hours on the weekend to meal prep, you can save time and money while also nourishing your body with wholesome and tasty food.
20 Vegan Bowl Recipes
Here are the top 20 vegan bowl recipes that are both delicious and easy to make:
Cauliflower Shawarma Grain Bowl
This cauliflower shawarma Buddha bowl from Our Salty Kitchen features tender roasted cauliflower seasoned with warm Middle Eastern spices, served over a bed of quinoa and accompanied by crunchy chickpeas and a refreshing herb tahini sauce.
Indian Cauliflower, Chickpea & Tofu Bowls from Feating at Home
This Indian cauliflower with chickpeas and caramelized tofu recipe from Feasting at Home is a flavorful and hearty vegan dish, featuring a blend of aromatic spices, roasted cauliflower, crispy chickpeas, and savory tofu.
Chili Garlic Chickpea Bowl
These Chili Garlic Chickpea Bowls are a delicious alternative to Chinese takeout. Use your favorite starch and veggies for this kung pao-inspired dish!
Miso Mushroom Bowl from Feating at Home
This mushroom rice bowl recipe from Feasting at Home features a flavorful mix of sautéed mushrooms, crispy tofu, and aromatic rice, all topped with a zesty cilantro lime sauce.
Quinoa Tempeh Bowl with Roasted Cauliflower
This recipe is easy to prepare with any vegetables or grains you have on-hand.
Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl from Minimalist Baker
This sweet potato chickpea Buddha bowl from Minimalist Baker is a satisfying and nourishing plant-based meal, filled with a variety of roasted vegetables and protein-rich chickpeas, all drizzled with a creamy tahini dressing.
Edamame Sushi Bowl
The edamame sushi bowl is the next best thing to takeout from your favorite Japanese spot. All the things you love about vegetarian sushi with none of the fuss! That's right, no rolling folks. Easy enough for a weekday lunch.
Best Buddha Bowl from Love & Lemons
This colorful and healthy Buddha bowl recipe from Love & Lemons features a delicious combination of roasted vegetables, quinoa, and edamame, all topped with a zingy lemon-tahini dressing.
Almond Butter Tofu Bowl with Kale and Summer Squash
I’ve been on a bowl kick lately. Typically, I’ll just scrounge up whatever veggie scraps and bits of plant-based protein I have in my fridge, whip up a sauce, and make it dinner. If that sounds daunting to you, trust me – I didn’t used to be this way. It got to a point where
Vegan Mashed Potato Bowl from Rabbit and Wolves
These vegan mashed potato bowls from Rabbit and Wolves feature fluffy mashed potatoes topped with savory mushroom gravy, sautéed garlic spinach, and crispy roasted chickpeas, making for a comforting and delicious plant-based meal.
Vegan Watermelon Poké Bowl
If you want to keep this recipe gluten-free, swap tamari for the soy sauce and double check your wasabi is gluten-free.
Vegan Burrito Bowls from Pinch of Yum
These easy vegan burrito bowls from Pinch of Yum are loaded with flavorful cilantro lime rice, black beans, roasted sweet potato, and avocado, all drizzled with a zesty salsa verde, making for a tasty and healthy plant-based meal.
Vegan Detox Glow Bowl
This Vegan Detox Glow Bowl is the perfect way to kick off a year of healthy eating and feel radiant from the inside out!
Sesame Crusted Hoisin Tofu Buddha Bowl from Full of Plants
These sesame-crusted hoisin tofu bowls from Full of Plants feature crispy baked tofu coated in a sweet and savory hoisin sauce, served over a bed of fluffy rice and sautéed bok choy, all topped with a sprinkle of sesame seeds for added crunch.
Vegan Nashville Hot Chicken Bowl
Our Vegan Nashville Hot Chicken Bowl isn’t nearly as spicy as the real deal. Plus, a pillow-y mountain of mashed potatoes and cauliflower is just a forkful away to take the edge off.
Warm Fall Harvest Bowl
This bowl tastes and feels like a warm hug. It has all the makings of a perfect fall meal, right down to the root vegetables drizzled in maple syrup and cinnamon, roasted to tender perfection.
I love this burrito bowl recipe, because it's so versatile! You can add whatever vegetable you have on hand: swap the lettuce for kale or spinach, substitute quinoa or farro for the rice. Make it your own and a regular recipe in your repertoire.
Spicy Potato Kale Bowls from This Savory Vegan
These spicy potato kale bowls with mustard tahini dressing from This Savory Vegan feature roasted potatoes and kale seasoned with a blend of fiery spices, all drizzled with a tangy mustard tahini dressing, making for a satisfying and flavorful vegan meal.
Banh Mi Bowl with Lemongrass Tofu
This Banh Mi Bowl with Lemongrass Tofu is light and refreshing, yet holds its own as a meal. We love serving the toppings in little bowls to allow our dinner guests to create their own adventure.
Harissa Chickpea Bowl with Potatoes, Lemony Tahini & Greens from The First Mess
This harissa chickpea bowl recipe from The First Mess features smoky and spicy roasted chickpeas, served over a bed of hearty farro and topped with a refreshing cucumber and avocado salsa, making for a satisfying and flavorful vegan meal.
Vegan bowls are versatile and customizable, so feel free to experiment with different ingredients and dressings. They are a great way to pack in nutrients and flavors in one delicious and easy meal.