Perfectly roasted chickpeas and beets, mixed with hearty collard greens, fluffy quinoa and topped with lemony basil pesto. This is a bowl of goodness you will want to try today!
Omg!!!! Look at that sauce slathered on top of that beautiful bed of greens, beets, fluffy quinoa, and toasted chickpeas. Mouthwatering for sure!
Fall is in full swing and so are the abundant and beautiful fruits and veggies that are now in season and a bargain as well! Seasonal produce was definitely my inspiration for this incredibly delicious chickpea and Greens Buddha Bowl.
Crunchy, seasoned roasted chickpeas, perfectly roasted beets matched with the most amazing and easy sautéed collard greens.
Add in some fluffy hearty quinoa or rice and my favorite homemade basil pesto and this is the perfect lunch or dinner any day of the week.
Why you will love this buddha bowl
- So satisfying, you won’t even miss the meat, lol.
- Everything can be made ahead of time so you can have this buddha bowl for any meal of the day!
- Nutritious and packed with lots of fiber and vitamins.
- It’s both vegan and gluten-free!
Ingredients to make this buddha bowl
You cannot go wrong with this Chickpeas Buddha Bowl recipe!
The ingredients can also be made ahead for a quick weeknight dinner and you all know I am a fan of that.
Plus you can use quinoa or brown rice or even golden beets instead of red beets. Kale also works in place of the collard greens. Yay!
What is a buddha bowl?
A Buddha Bowl is a one-dish meal consisting of various elements of nutritious ingredients like cooked and raw veggies, grains, and starches and proteins. Usually topped with some type of creamy tahini or avocado sauce.
They are pretty trendy nowadays and absolutely one of my most favorite ways to eat! You can layout whatever you have and let the whole family “build their own”. Such a fun family dinner idea!
Nutrients in this buddha bowl
- Plant-based protein (thank you chickpeas and greens)
- Vitamins, A, B, C and E
- Amino acids
Wow! That is a mouthful, so many good for you ingredients. Immune boosting and heart-healthy and oh by the way did I mention that it is delicious! I love this dish!!!
How to make this incredible chickpea and Greens Buddha Bowl
Start with roasting the beets. Just dice them up, drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper, toss, place onto a baking sheet, and roast at 375 degrees F for 20-25 minutes. Yummy!
While the beets are cooking you can get the rest of the ingredients ready.
Sauté the collard greens in some olive oil and garlic. My absolute favorite way to eat collards. I also like to add some vegetable stock to soften the greens and enhance their flavor.
Season and pan roast the chickpeas. So easy to make and by far my favorite way to eat chickpeas. I have also roasted them in the oven with some herbs and spices but that does not compare to marinating and toasting them in a pan on the stove.
They get all crispy and delicious, it’s so good! Cooking them in a cast iron pan will get them uber crispy and extra delicious.
For the quinoa, I just cooked it based on the package instructions except I used vegetable stock in place of water for added flavor.
The quinoa gives you some more protein and all nine essential amino acids. Win!!!!! You could also use cooked brown rice or any grain really.
I prefer quinoa since it cooks quickly, stores great and I always have some in my fridge from my weekly meal prepping.
This Chickpeas Buddha Bowl recipe really has it all!
Finally, top it all of with My homemade pesto! So good and the best accompaniment to this buddha bowl. It goes so well with all of the flavors of the other ingredients.
The best topping to add some bold herby flavors and creaminess to this dish or any dish for that matter. My 3-year old loves to put pesto on EVERYTHING. He knows its good!
This recipe may seem like a lot of steps (so worth it by the way!) but each step takes only a few minutes and can be done while the beets are cooking so it’s really like any quick 30-minute meal. You can also make all of the components as part of you’re weekly meal prep and assemble for a quick and healthy meal any day of the week!Print