Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowls with Pesto

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These Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowls are perfect for a healthy dinner or lunch.  Topped off with a refreshing pesto for a perfect vegetarian meal!

These Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowls are so healthy and delicious!  Just put everything in one bowl for a perfect comfort food dinner!  All topped off with some refreshing pesto.  Gluten free and vegan!

 

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.

These Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowls are so healthy and delicious!  Just put everything in one bowl for a perfect comfort food dinner!  All topped off with some refreshing pesto.  Gluten free and vegan!

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!

These Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowls are so healthy and delicious!  Just put everything in one bowl for a perfect comfort food dinner!  All topped off with some refreshing pesto.  Gluten free and vegan!

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Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowls with Pesto


  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Entree, Gluten Free, Vegan

Ingredients

  • 1/2 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Cilantro Spinach Pesto:

  • 2 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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These Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowls are so healthy and delicious!  Just put everything in one bowl for a perfect comfort food dinner!  All topped off with some refreshing pesto.  Gluten free and vegan!

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Comments

  1. says

    I’ve been baking so much lately for birthdays/functions and am sweeted out! I need this buddha bowl so much more than a chocolate cake (although it sounds amazing and that you enjoyed it very much!). haha This looks delicious and I need to whip it up ASAP…I love that pesto!

  2. says

    I don’t blame you for eating the whole cake without icing, lol! I totally would have done the same thing. Even if you didn’t come up with a chocolate recipe, these bowls are the perfect cure for a sugar overload. I’m sure everyone will be cooking them up after overindulging. They look so colorful and full of flavor!

  3. says

    Haha! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been well-intentioned in baking a treat recipe for the blog and have eaten it before I could take photographs. It’s the thought that counts 😉 Truthfully, I would take this healthful bowl of deliciousness over a slice of cake most days, so I say thank you for an amazing dinner idea! I’m always up for roasted veggies and the pesto to top it all off? Gloooorious!!

  4. says

    I love it when dinner is this easy to pull together yet packs a punch in the flavor and heartiness department! WOW! All the colors, flavors and that pesto! I’m in Izzy! Now, about that cake. Do you mind sharing, because I’d be happy to help you finish the next one off! Even after V Day! xo

  5. says

    I have such a thing for any sort of meal in a bowl like this! I love that there’s no need for a side! haha This sounds fantastic – loving the pesto!!

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