13 Delicious Vegetarian Bowls
Tossing everything into a bowl is a convenient way to get dinner on the table. Top it all with a seriously good sauce, and everything comes together effortlessly for one of the easiest dinners you can make. But sometimes, creating bowls requires a little creative thinking. These vegetarian recipes combine grains, legumes, and veggies for wow-worthy meals full of bright colors and bold flavors without too much effort. Try a banh mi-inspired bowl, warm yourself with a bowl of bibimbap, or layer up a Mexican vegetable bowl.
Asian-Inspired Vegetable Noodle Bowl
Forget takeout. You can have this Asian-inspired dish on the dinner table in just 35 minutes. As a bonus, it mostly relies on freezer and pantry staples, so you'll always have ingredients on-hand to quickly whip up this recipe.
Instant Pot® Warm Vegetarian Farro Salad with Cauliflower, Pistachios, and Cranberries
Like Thanksgiving in a bowl, this warm farro salad has all your favorite fall ingredients: tangy cranberries, crunchy pistachios, and tender cauliflower.
Brown Rice Buddha Bowl
With a mix of fresh and cooked veggies, this bowl is a world of flavors and textures that are sure to make it a family favorite. Serve with the recipe's Thai basil dressing, and have bottles of soy sauce and sweet chili sauce on the side for everyone to customize their own bowls.
Black Bean Breakfast Bowl
Breakfast for dinner is a fun way to switch things up. Here, scrambled eggs are dressed up with black beans, avocado, and salsa.
Boost Bowl With Lemon Tahini Sauce
This bowl is a carb lover's dream, featuring three types of potatoes: red, purple, and sweet. Drizzled with a rich lemon-tahini sauce, the spuds are balanced out with cauliflower and Brussels sprouts.
Sesame Kale Glow Bowl
Get that veggie-fueled glow with this Asian-inspired bowl. Quinoa and tempeh add a nutty taste, balanced out by earthy broccoli and kale.
Mexican Vegetable Rice Bowl
Made with macadamia nuts and cashews, the non-dairy "cheese" sauce that is drizzled over this bowl transforms it from a basic veggie dish to a decadent meal. "I just had this for lunch today and boy was it delicious," says Linda T.
You'll feel fueled up with plenty of protein, thanks to quinoa and cashews, in this plant-based bowl. Family not a fan of asparagus? Several reviewers have had success substituting in green peas.
Sorghum Buddha Bowl
With a chewy texture and slightly nutty taste, sorghum is the gluten-free grain you didn't know you needed in your pantry. Paired with butternut squash and leeks, the entire dish is really brought together by the ginger miso dressing.
Vegetarian Banh Mi Bowls
Copycat Veggie Balls
These delicious veggie balls are a clone of the popular IKEA® veggie balls. "Mine are even better," says Buckwheat Queen. "The original has pea protein and kale, which I find expensive and gross, respectively. I made some changes to make it easier on the wallet and taste buds, then bake them. Some assembly required. Serve bowl-style with rice and your favorite sauce."
Broccoli Cauliflower Chickpea Bowl
You won't have trouble getting your daily dose of veggies with this flavorful bowl that packs in broccoli and cauliflower. By soaking the cashews beforehand, they'll have a slightly crunchy and mildly creamy texture.