24 Hearty Plant-Based Bowl Meals

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When you’re craving a hearty, balanced meal, bowl meals are the way to go! They usually include a delicious combination of veggies, protein, grains or starches, and a flavor-packed sauce to accompany it all!

To keep you inspired and nourished, we’ve gathered our favorite plant-based (& gluten-free) bowl meals including vibrant sushi bowls, hearty Mediterranean-inspired bowls, and more. Scroll through to discover something new to try. Enjoy, friends!

(Note: Dietary symbols listed throughout for easy navigation!)

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Spring Buddha Bowl with Quinoa & Lemony White Beans
A Buddha bowl that’s perfect for spring! Fluffy quinoa, lemony marinated white beans, massaged kale salad, lemon & herb bean dip, Green Goddess Dressing, and optional pickled vegetables! Just 10 ingredients required and perfect for meal prep!
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Rainbow Vegetable Edamame Bowls with Teriyaki Sauce
Super flavorful and versatile veggie edamame bowls packed with fiber and protein and topped with teriyaki sauce! Vegan, gluten-free, and simple to make. Just 10 ingredients required!
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Spicy Black Eyed Pea Nourish Bowls
A nourishing, plant-based, and gluten-free bowl meal made with smoky black eyed peas, tender greens, bright and spicy sauce, and a perfectly cooked sweet potato. It’s savory, satisfying, and amaaazing for meal prep!
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Tandoori Tofu Sheet Pan Dinner
Sheet pan meal with crumbled tofu, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, and Indian-inspired tandoori masala! Just 1 pan and 7 ingredients required for this super satisfying and flavorful vegan meal!
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Vegan Sushi Bowls with Ginger Marinated Tofu
Easy vegan sushi bowls with marinated tofu, fresh vegetables, rice, seaweed, and quick pickled carrots! All the fresh, delicious flavor of sushi in convenient, versatile bowl form. Just 10 ingredients required!
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Butternut Squash & Miso Brussels Sprouts Nourish Bowl
A vibrant and versatile nourish bowl with roasted butternut squash, caramelized miso Brussels sprouts, and stir-fried grains and greens. Top it off with our rich and complex garlicky tahini sauce for the ultimate plant-based meal. Just 30 minutes required!
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Garlic & Herb Sweet Potato Nourish Bowl (30 Minutes!)
Incredibly nourishing bowl with greens, parsley salad, quick-roasted sweet potato, za’atar, hummus, and our 4-ingredient dill garlic sauce! Ready in 30 minutes, BIG flavor, so delicious!
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Black Bean Buddha Bowl with Gingery Lemon Tahini Sauce
Incredibly comforting black bean Buddha bowl with steamed kale, brown rice, and gingery lemon tahini sauce! Nourishing ingredients, BIG flavor, a hearty plant-based meal.
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Crispy Miso Chickpea Bowls with Garlic Sesame Dressing
Wholesome, satisfying bowls with warm cooked grains, crispy miso chickpeas, fresh veggies, and a tangy garlic sesame dressing! Just 10 ingredients and simple methods required.
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Sheet Pan Meal: Curried Sweet Potato & Chickpeas
We love when dinner is made entirely on 1 pan! Enjoy this simple sweet potato, chickpea, and cabbage dish seasoned with Indian spices like garam masala! Serve with fresh or steamed greens, tahini, lemon, and sides of choice!
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Vegan BBQ Bean Bowl with Corn & Coleslaw
A vegan BBQ bowl with smoky BBQ baked beans, creamy coleslaw, and grilled corn or cornbread! A hearty, flavorful, protein- and fiber-rich entrée!
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Roasted Squash Bowl with Jalapeño Queso
A versatile Mexican-inspired bowl with butternut squash, peppers, and vegan queso sauce! Just 10 ingredients required for this satisfying plant-based meal.
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Nourishing Curried Lentil & Sweet Potato Bowl
An amazingly nourishing, delicious bowl with roasted sweet potatoes, cauliflower rice, curried lentils, and cilantro chutney. Just 30 minutes and SO tasty!
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Greek Goddess Bowl (30 Minutes!)
30-minute, 10-ingredient Greek- and Mediterranean-inspired bowl with vegetables, tabbouleh, vegan tzatziki, and crispy baked chickpeas! A healthy, satisfying entrée or snack.
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Roasted Rainbow Vegetable Bowl (30 Minutes!)
Healthy, easy, and delicious roasted vegetable bowl with tahini dressing and hemp seeds! The perfect 30-minute plant-based meal for any time of the day!
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Quinoa Gado-Gado Bowl (30 Minutes!)
A modern take on a classic Indonesian dish called Gado-Gado! Quinoa replaces rice for added protein, fresh and steamed veggies add plenty of nutrition and fiber, and it’s all topped with a spicy, 2-minute peanut sauce!
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Roasted Vegetable & Quinoa Harvest Bowls
Hearty and flavorful harvest bowls with roasted vegetables, quinoa, and a creamy, 3-ingredient tahini dressing! A healthy, plant-based, gluten-free meal!
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Sesame Eggplant & Almond Butter Tofu Bowls
Hearty, flavorful, 30-minute Asian bowl with crispy almond butter tofu and sesame stir-fried eggplant!
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Smoky Tempeh Burrito Bowls
Protein-packed tempeh marinated in a smoky red chipotle sauce over brown rice, black beans, and veggies! A hearty, 9-ingredient plant-based meal!
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Quinoa Chickpea Buddha Bowl
An incredibly satisfying, healthy, nutrient-rich Buddha bowl with steamed kale, from-scratch chickpeas, quinoa, and 3-ingredient tahini sauce! Just 7 ingredients required for this delicious plant-based meal.
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The Ultimate Mediterranean Bowl
The ultimate Mediterranean Bowl with greens, hummus, olives, parsley-tomato salad, classic vegan falafel, and a variety of sauces! My go-to easy recipe when we’re craving Mediterranean cuisine!
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Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowl
Flavorful 30-minute burrito bowls made with seasoned cauliflower rice, black beans, grilled peppers and onions, and guacamole! Hearty, plant-based fun.
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Rice Noodle Bowls with Almond Butter Tofu
30-minute rice noodle bowls with fresh veggies and crispy almond butter tofu! A flavorful, healthy, satisfying plant-based meal.
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Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl
Flavorful, filling, 30-minute Buddha bowl with roasted sweet potatoes, onion, kale, crispy chickpeas, and an AMAZING tahini-maple sauce! A healthy, satisfying plant-based meal.
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If you try any of these recipes, let us know! Leave a comment or take a picture and tag it @minimalistbaker on Instagram. Enjoy, friends!

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  1. Marysays

    These vegan bowls are what I am looking for. The problem is which one am I going to make first. They all look so good. Thank you for sharing them.

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