10 Vegan Bowls Packed with Veggies and Grains

Chickpea Buddha Bowl
Photo: My NutriCounter

Vegan food doesn't have to be overly complicated, with unfamiliar vegetables and grains you've never cooked let alone eaten, which is shown with these 10 simple vegan bowl recipes. Made with a variety of grains, legumes, and vegetables, each bowl is packed with flavor thanks to a world of spices and sauces. Layer them all up together into a bowl and you'll be rewarded with a colorful and flavorful plant-based meal.

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Vegan Mexican Quinoa Bowl with Green Chile Cilantro Sauce

Vegan Mexican Quinoa Bowl with Green Chile Cilantro Sauce on a white plate
Buckwheat Queen

Quinoa and black beans are spiffed up with the addition of cilantro, bell pepper, onion, and avocado. Cashews and hemp milk are the two secret ingredients for creating the incredibly creamy green chile cilantro sauce, which was a huge hit with reviewers.

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Vegan Quinoa and Guac Bowl

Close up of Vegan Quinoa and Guac Bowl
Buckwheat Queen

Fresh veggies, pinto beans, and quinoa layer up for this Tex-Mex-inspired bowl. Best part? Since it's made at home, you don't have to worry about your scoop of guac costing extra.

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Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowl

Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowl

Hearty tempeh adds plenty of protein and nutty texture to this colorful Buddha bowl. The orange-curry dressing will make even the biggest of vegetable skeptics go for second servings.

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Chickpea Buddha Bowl

Chickpea Buddha Bowl
My NutriCounter

Featuring Brussels sprouts, parsnips, and carrots, this bright Buddha bowl will bump up your veggie intake for the week.

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Vegetarian Banh Mi Bowls

Vegetarian Banh Mi Bowls
fabeverydayblog

By using shortcut ingredients like boil-in-bag rice and quinoa, this hearty grain bowl can be on the dinner table in just 40 minutes. Dress it up just like you would your favorite banh mi sandwich with pickled vegetables, cilantro, and a creamy sriracha sauce.

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Instant Pot® Vegan Tex-Mex Bowls

Vegan Tex-Mex Bowls with a blue background
Buckwheat Queen

Recipe creator Buckwheat Queen describes this dish as, "A complete meal using from-scratch ingredients. Dried beans, rice, and homemade salsa cook together and are served over lettuce then topped with avocado and vegan Cheddar for your taco Tuesday."

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Boost Bowl With Lemon Tahini Sauce

bowl of roasted vegetables with a side of sauce
The Pretty Feed

With three types of potatoes — red, purple, and sweet — this recipe is a vegan's carb-laden dream. The spuds are balanced out with Brussels sprouts and cauliflower, all smothered with a tangy and nutty lemon-tahini sauce.

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Ultimate Tofu Breakfast Burrito Bowls

Ultimate Tofu Breakfast Burrito Bowls
Ultimate Tofu Breakfast Burrito Bowls. Allrecipes Magazine

Breakfast for dinner is a fun way to break out of any cooking ruts. Here, scrambled tofu takes the place of eggs and is loaded up in a bowl with hash browns, black beans, and homemade pico.

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Broccoli Cauliflower Chickpea Bowl

Broccoli Cauliflower Chickpea Bowl
Buckwheat Queen

Crunchy chickpeas, tender broccoli, and earthy cauliflower all combine for a bowl full of flavors and textures. Don't skip soaking the cashews. They add a slight crunch and creaminess to the final dish.

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Mexican Vegetable Rice Bowl

Mexican Vegetable Rice Bowl
Linda T

Smothered in a rich "cheese" sauce, these veggies will taste more like a decadent dish than a healthy meal. "I just had this for lunch today and boy was it delicious," says Linda T.

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