These Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowls are perfect for a healthy dinner or lunch. Topped off with a refreshing pesto for a perfect vegetarian meal!
I apologize for dropping the ball on Valentine’s Day recipes. I was thinking about doing some sort of chocolaty dessert, but instead I just made a big chocolate cake and ate the entire thing out of the pan without even icing it. And, it was pretty good. But then I was all desserted out so I made you this Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowl instead. I hope you don’t mind.
Today we’re celebrating February produce and there is so much good stuff! Instead of highlighting one of them, I decided to throw a bunch of them on a pan and roast them, because you really can’t go wrong with roasted vegetables. I made these when my mom was here and we ate these for lunch while sitting outside on the porch in the sunshine. We’ve been having such beautiful weather here lately, although the past two days it went from beautiful to just plain hot. But, today it’s been overcast and rainy and perfect buddha bowl weather.
I’m not sure what the true definition of a buddha bowl is, but I like to think of them as hearty bowls that usually have a grain, a protein, lots of vegetables and some kind of delicious dressing that pulls everything together. For these, I used quinoa, white beans and then I roasted all these pretty vegetables and topped it all off with a homemade cilantro spinach pesto. In my mind, buddha bowls are the ultimate comfort food. But, if you are one of those people who doesn’t like their food touching then these are not for you, haha!
Make sure to check out all the other delicious recipes below that celebrate February produce!
- ½ cup dried quinoa
- 1 (15 ounce) can white beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 medium red pepper, diced
- 1 large yukon gold potato, diced (2 cups)
- 2 cups sliced brussels sprouts
- 2 cups cauliflower florets
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cup baby spinach leaves
- 1 cup cilantro leaves
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- Juice of ½ a lemon
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup olive oil
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F. Cook quinoa according to package directions. On a large sheetpan, toss together all of the vegetables with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast vegetables for about 40-50 minutes, until cooked through and browned.
- Add all pesto ingredients, except he olive oil, to a food processor and turn on. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil and blend until desired consistency is reached. Feel free to add additional olive oil if desired.
- Assemble bowls by placing equal portions of the quinoa, white beans and roasted vegetables into bowls and topping with desired amount of pesto. Recipes makes about 4 bowls, depending on how full you make them.
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