Let’s start this one off with, I am not a food blogger, nor do I necessarily aspire to be one. But every now and then a little magic happens in the kitchen and I’m so giddy about it that I can’t help but share. This buddha bowl was one of those moments. Pure bliss. Yummy, filling, and only thirty minutes to prep/cook!
It’s one of our go-to hearty dinner options and is suprisingly easy to pack in Sam’s lunch the next day. If you have specific diet preferences, feel free to make alterations based on your needs.
So without further ado …
Roasted Veggies and Feta Buddha Bowl // Serves 2-3
- 1 cup quinoa
- Handful cilantro
- Squeeze of lemon
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 1 bundle asparagus
- 1 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp paprika
- Crumbled Feta
- Hummus or Lemon Tahini Sauce (*recipe in notes)
- Preheat the oven to 475 degrees Fahrenheit
- Start quinoa (cook with two cups water, chopped cilantro, and a squeeze of lemon)
- Chop sweet potatoes into bite sized pieces and soften in microwave (pro-tip: it speeds up cooking time like a charm)
- Chop asparagus into bite size pieces
- Season veggies seperately (give or take the seasoning depending on your personal preferences).
- Add sweet potatoes to parchment lined baking sheet and cook for 20-25 mins.
- At the 10 minute mark, remove baking sheet, stir sweet potatoes and add asparagus.
- Continue cooking veggies for an additional 10 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft.
- Check quinoa and remove from burner if finished. Fluff with fork.
- Remove veggies.
- Add quinoa and veggies to a bowl. Top with crumbled feta and hummus/tahini sauce.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Truthfully, I estimate the spices. My goal is to “coat” the veggies without overwhelming our taste buds. I encourage you to experiment to find your perfect blend!
- *Lemon Tahini Sauce Recipe: 1/2 cup tahini, 1 fresh lemon, 1 clove garlic (minced), 1 tbs olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Blend in food processor and add water to thin. Drizzle over bowl and serve!
If you try this recipe, let us know how it goes. We’re always interested in learning new tips or flavor alternations!