Vegan Buddha Bowls with Tahini Dressing

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients (serves 4)

2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

1 tin chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1 red onion, cut into wedges

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp ground cumin

Pinch of chilli powder

1 bunch kale, ribs discarded and torn into small pieces

3 cups cooked brown rice or quinoa (or a combination of both)

1 punnet Aussie Sprouts alfalfa sprouts

4 radishes, finely sliced

2 avocados, halved and sliced

2 tbsp sesame seeds (white or black, or a mixture of both)

1 lemon, cut into wedges, to serve

Tahini Dressing

½ cup tahini

¼ tsp garlic powder

2 tbsp lemon juice

⅓ cup water

Pinch of salt


  • Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • Spread sweet potato, chickpeas and red onion over a large oven tray. Drizzle with oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle with cumin and chilli powder and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 15 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan over medium heat and sauté kale for 3-4 minutes until wilted.
  • To make tahini dressing, whisk all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. NB: the mixture may seize initially, but keep stirring and it will loosen. Add a little more water if required.
  • Divide rice or quinoa between serving bowls, top with kale, sweet potato, chickpeas and onion, alfalfa, radish and avocados. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and drizzle over tahini dressing. Serve with lemon wedges.


Per Serve
Energy 3622kJ (862kcal)
Fat – total        – saturated 48.4g7.8g
Carbohydrate – total                            – sugars 73.3g10.2g
Dietary fibre 19.7g
Sodium 383mg