Vegan Buddha Bowl | Lemon Tahini Dressing

Few weeks ago I was in Austin, TX and went to a place called Galaxy Cafe and got a delicious Veggie Buddha Bowl that inspired this recreation. We ordered it two different times when we were there and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. Buddha Bowls can be made so many different ways so they never get boring to eat. Lately, these have been my go-to dinners to make for me and hubby because I know we’re getting a really nutrient dense meal with a variety of tastes and textures.



Kale Chips

6 cups kale, washed and pulled off the stem
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
pinch of black pepper and Himalayan sea salt


2 cups of rice
1/2 lemon
2 Tbsp tahini
1 Tbsp of dairy free milk
block of organic tofu
1 lb bag baby carrots
2-3 heads of broccoli
3 large sweet potatoes or several small
Fresh Cilantro
Hemp seeds
Everything But The Bagel Seasoning (Trader Joe’s)

Lemon Tahini Dressing

1/2 lemon
4 Tbsp
1/2 tsp maple syrup
pinch of minced garlic
3 Tsp of water
Himalayan sea salt to taste


  1. Begin by making the kale chips. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Massage ingredients into kale.

  3. Grease a baking sheet with coconut oil. Spread kale onto baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes.

  4. Start the rice (equal parts water, bring to a boil, lower heat, and cover for 15-20 minutes).

  5. While rice is starting to boil, begin chopping up the broccoli and sweet potatoes. Place carrots, broccoli, and sweet potatoes, on a coconut oil lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with Everything But The Bagel seasoning. Bake for 25 minutes.

  6. Drain and press tofu to extract some of the liquid. Chop into cubes and bake in air fryer for 15-20 minutes on 400, flip halfway.

  7. Add tahini, lemon, and dairy free milk into rice mix.

  8. Make the tahini dressing by mixing all the ingredients together. Add more or less water depending if you want a thicker or runnier sauce.

  9. Once everything is cooked, add rice to a bowl as the base and top with the cooked veggies, tofu, kale chips, avocado, cilantro, hemp seeds, and drizzle dressing on top. Voila!


I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have! Again, you can make this so many different ways. Share some of your favorites for me to try.

Alex <3