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In-Season Buddha Bowl Recipe for Mother's Day

Added 10 Feb 2017
Are you wondering 'what is a Buddha bowl?'. Here's a quick explanation and recipe to get you clued up in time for Mother's Day!

A Buddha Bowl is a delicious layered bowl bursting with health benefits. You start by adding grains, like rice, quinoa, buckwheat, etc. Follow this with a mix of in-season salad or vegetables (these can be raw or cooked), and then you add protein in the form of meat, nuts or fish. Finally you top it all off with your favourite sauce.

It’s super simple to cook, tastes fantastic, and even better, you can easily create different variations for the fussier eaters in your house! It's such an easy recipe that we like to get the kids involved when preparing the vegetables by either washing, peeling or cooking depending on their age, as well as layering the bowls. For our recipe, we’ve chosen our favourite in-season vegetables and used chicken for our protein. 

buddha bowl step-by-step



Grain: 100g of Buckwheat per person preferably toasted known as Kasza (follow the instructions on the packet to cook)

Protein: Cooked chicken (we like to use the left-overs from a large roast) 
Vegetables (be sure to select yours based on what’s in-season)
  • Asparagus
  • Sprouts
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Red Onion
The sauce
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 small cloves of garlic, (crushed)
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 3-4 tablespoons room temperature or warm water
  • ¼ cup Rapeseed oil 


  1. Chop the vegetables into equal bite sized pieces and place on a tray. Drizzle with oil and add a dash of salt.
  2. Roast the vegetables in the oven for 8-10 minutes at 180 ªc.
  3. Cook your buckwheat or chosen grain as shown on the packet.
  4. Put a few spoons of grain into each bowl, add the veg and chicken, pour the sauce over the dish then serve.

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