Just about everything is more fun (and easy) when eaten in bowl form! From deconstructed burritos and sushi rolls, to clean-out-the-fridge dinners, there's a reason bowls have become hugely popular. Here are 55 delicious, healthy and easy vegan bowl recipes that demonstrate why. Try one for dinner tonight!
A few years back, if you were to tell me you were having a bowl for dinner, I'd suggest that that might pose a serious choking risk, assuming you could even manage to bite off a chunk of this bowl you were supposedly planning to eat.
These days, the concept of a bowl has a whole new meaning. Not quite a salad, but not really not a salad either. A superpowered salad? No wonder so many are called power bowls! Throw a bunch of stuff in a bowl, dress, mix it up and dig in. What could be cozier, easier or healthier?
Bowls are kind of perfect for spring, because they've got the whole saladish thing going on, but are still super cozy and often served warm. Transitional food. So now's about the perfect time to share a collection of my favorite vegan bowl recipes.
Side note: vegan bowl recipes are really hard to categorize! They're so random! So I stuck with the three pretty broad categories or grain bowls, noodle bowls and veggie bowls (i.e. everything else). But in each category you'll find all kinds of crazy bowl ideas that defy definition. In other words, anything goes. Have fun!
Side note 2: As you may have guessed from the title, these are all bowls you'd eat for dinner. If you're looking for a little bowl action earlier in the day, be sure to check out my roundup of 50 vegan breakfast bowls.
Sweet Potato Black Bean Burrito Bowls with Raspberry Chipotle Sauce
Roasted Veggie and Brown Rice Bowl - Veggie Inspired
Roasted Veggie Grain Bowl - Love & Lemons
Vegan Quinoa Power Bowls with Roasted Veggies and Avocado Sauce - Avocado Pesto
BBQ Tahini Power Bowl - Veggies Don't Bite
Quinoa Green Goddess Bowls with Crispy Chickpeas and Lemon Tahini Dressing - Domesticate Me
Smoky Barbecue Bowl - My Darling Vegan
Lemongrass Tofu Buddha Bowls with Peanut Sauce
Mexican Sweet Potato Bowl with Cashew Lime Cream - The Garden Grazer
Quick Curried Veggie Brown Rice Bowls - Eat Healthy Eat Happy
Indian Inspired Falafel Bowl with Roasted Broccoli - Cadry's Kitchen
Spicy Tofu Vegan Burrito Bowls
Baked Tofu Sushi Bowls with Wasabi Tahini Sauce
Roasted Cauliflower and Mustard-Hummus Rice Bowl with Garlicky Spinach - The Taste Space
Sweet & Spicy Brown Rice & Pineapple Bowl - Veganosity
Buddha Bowl with Roasted Garlic Sauce - A Virtual Vegan
Forbidden Rice Buddha Bowl with Crispy Tofu - Natural Girl Modern World
Roasted Veggie Quinoa Mexican Bowl - Vegetarian Gastronomy
Quinoa Pesto Veggie Bowl - Namely Marly
Turmeric + Tempeh Wellness Bowl - Cupcakes + Kale
Roasted Broccoli & Rice Bowl with Chipotle Red Pepper Sauce - The Vegan 8
Fall Buddha Bowl with Quinoa - Vegan Heaven
Nourish Bowls with Creamy Lemon Garlic Dressing - Get Inspired Everyday
Rejuevnating Bowl - My Gut Feeling
Wild Rice Bowl with Crunchy Sweet Potato Fries, Tempeh, Pickles, Arugula + Tahini Sauce - Spice and Sprout
Green Bowl with Gomaiso - Contentedness Cooking
Rice Noodle, Broccoli & Chickpea Bowls - Vegan Sandra
Shaved Purple Asparagus and Asian Vegetable Soba Noodle Bowls - Strength & Sunshine
Crispy Korean Tofu Noodle Bowls
Thai Soba Noodle Bowls with Peanut Sauce - The Edgy Veg
Pho Fusion Salad Bowls - Fried Dandelions
Soba Noodle & Kale Bowl with Crispy Tempeh & Tahini Sauce - Letty's Kitchen
Creamy Cashew Veggie Noodle Bowl - Brewing Happiness
Spicy Mandarin Orange Soba Noodle Bowls - The View from Great Island
Thai Noodle Bowl with Carrot Sauce - Fit Cakery
Quick & Easy Red Curry Rice Noodle Bowls - The Full Helping
Grilled Corn Salad Bowl - Green Evi
Green Power Bowl - Elephantastic Vegan
Schwarma Chickpea Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl - Vegan Richa
Spring Buddha Bowls with Creamy Turmeric Dressing - Hello Veggie
Black Eyed Pea Teriyaki Bowls with Broccoli - Chronicles of Passion
Baked Pumpkin Falafel Bowls with Maple Tahini Dressing
Curried Satay Veggie Bowls - Hello Veggie
BBQ Tofu and Braised Kale Bowl with 5 Minute Ranch - Cheftographer
Beet Hippie Bowls with Horseradish Cream - The Mostly Vegan
Cauliflower & Chickpea Creamy Polenta Bowls
BBQ Chickpea Salad Bowl - It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken
Cauliflower "Polenta" Bowls with Mushrooms and Hazelnuts - The Endless Meal
BBQ Hawaiian Tofu Bowls - Veggie Inspired
Roasted Vegetable & Chickpea Meal Prep Bowls - She Likes Food
Barbecue Chickpea & Sweet Potato Polenta Bowls
Late Winter Buddha Bowl - Occasionally Eggs
Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day says
Amazing roundup! Thank you for including my recipe.
Letty / Letty's Kitchen says
What a great roundup! I want to make every one--which would be a fun endeavor. Thanks for including my soba bowl…
I agree: everything is better in a bowl! Thank you for including my bowl. Looks like a great selection!
Beautiful list! Thanks for including me :)
Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite says
Thank you SO much for including me!! What an amazing collection! I'll be sharing!
Sam • it doesn't taste like chicken says
BOOOOWWWWLLLLSSS!!! I love me a big bowl of deliciousness. This post just made me way too hungry for first thing in the morning! Thanks for including my BBQ Chickpea Salad Bowl :)
Stefanie @ Other Than Salad says
Hey Alissa! I love your blog. This is one epic roundup-- THANK YOU for including my quinoa bowl recipe :) Can't wait to start pinning all these recipes.
janet @ the taste space says
Gorgeous round-up, Alissa. Thank you for including my bowl contribution. :)
The Morrocan salad with preserved lemons from Lazy Cat Kitchen has a broken link.
Alissa Saenz says
Thank you! I just fixed it!
Sophie | The Green Life says
What a great roundup Alissa! So much inspiration here! Thanks for including my tempeh bowl :)
Emma D'Alessandro says
Food in bowls is da best! Thanks for this round-up and for including my Mexican veggie soul bowl.
sue | theviewfromgreatisland says
I'm so hungry after scrolling though all these gorgeous bowls, what an inspiring round up!
Alissa Saenz says
Thanks Sue!! Your soba noodle bowls sound amazing!!
The lemongrass tofu Buddha bowl with peanut sauce was delicious! It was also a great use of my fresh herbs from the garden. Now I’m inspired to start at the top and work my way down. Great job!
Alissa Saenz says
Yay! So glad you liked it! I hope you enjoy them all!