Rainbow Buddha Bowl
There aren’t any hard and fast rules when creating a Rainbow Buddha Bowl except to add in the full spectrum of colors and create a rounded, overflowing bowl that resembles a Buddha’s belly! Use grains or greens as a base, and then toss in a variety of vegetables (both cooked and raw) with a dose of protein (plant-based or animal) for a balanced and satisfying meal. Get creative and experiment with a range of tastes, textures, and colors for a vibrant meal that can be made differently each time. Use the ingredient list for inspiration!
Start with a base: leafy greens or grains (quinoa, brown rice, millet, teff)
ADD IN ALL THE COLORS
Red fruits and vegetables: pepper, tomato, rhubarb, berries, pomegranate seeds, red onion, pink grapefruit, beets, radishes, cherries, watermelon, radicchio
Orange/yellow fruits and vegetables: carrots, orange pepper, pumpkin, papaya, apricots, squash, pineapple, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, mangoes, sweet potatos
Green fruits and vegetables: kale, romaine, arugula, spinach, cucumber, celery, sprouts, broccoli, roasted Brussels sprouts, zucchini, green onions, peas, microgreens, watercress, edamame, avocado
Black/purple fruits and vegetables: roasted eggplant, purple cabbage, figs, plums, blueberries, blackberries
White organic fruits and vegetables: cauliflower, jicama, ginger root, mushrooms, garlic, onions
Heart healthy oils: flax, walnut, olive, coconut, or avocado
Season with herbs and spices: parsley, cilantro, basil, oregano, rosemary, ginger, turmeric, cumin, garlic, paprika
Nutritional boosts: hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, sliced almonds, walnuts, pecans, goji berries, golden berries, mulberries, roasted garbanzo beans
Protein: add protein of choice for a complete and balanced bowl.
Assemble all ingredients into a bowl. Be creative! Season the salad with fresh herbs and homemade vinaigrette, tahini sauce, salsa, hummus, guacamole, or just a squeeze of lemon or lime juice and a drizzle of oil. Dig in!