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Buddha Bowl

A flexible dish that can be made for any occasion, and scaled up easily, or made from leftovers. Use your favourite veg, what's in your fridge or what's in season. Recipe provided by Linda, our Hamburg OMS Ambassador.

Skill Level Easy

Ingredients List


Serves 4
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed oil - for the dressing
  • 1 teaspoon tahini - for the dressing
  • 1 tablespoons apple cider vinegar either a fruity one or add a bit of lemon and honey/syrup - for the dressing
  • salt and pepper - for the dressing
  • 1 clove garlic - for the dressing
  • 2 tablespoons soy yogurt - for the dressing
  • soy sauce - for the dressing
  • 200 g quinoa or wholemeal rice (I prefer quinoa tricolour)
  • bunch fresh basil or other fresh herbs - chives, flat leafed parsley, mint
  • 2 avocados
  • 8 cups baby spinach
  • pumpkin seeds (any seed or OMS compliant nuts as a topping)
  • 2 cups hummus (optional) you could also have some soy tzatziki or chili sauce
  • 2 sweet potato
  • 1 cup olives (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons corn (canned)
  • 2 fillet salmon (or another fish or shrimp) optional
  • 2 cups black beans (or any type of bean) optional
  • 2 cups mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 red pepper (optional)
  • 2 cups tomatoes
  • 2 cups onions
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 eggplants (optional)


1. Cook the quinoa or wholemeal rice according to instructions. 

2. Wash and prepare any vegetables you are using (e.g. avocado, pepper, zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, onions mushroom). 

3. Steam or boil the sweet potato and any of the vegetables that you want cooked and not raw (e.g. onion

4. Steam the fish (salmon or other) or shrimp if you are eating 

5. Prepare the beans –  cook if needed or use pre-cooked with tomato puree or chili sauce 

6. Make the dressing by combining flaxseed oil, vinegar, seasoning, tahini, soy yogurt and additions garlic, soy sauce. (You might want to add a bit of lemon and honey if you aren’t using a fruity vinegar) 

7. Set out ingredients to serve. 

  • Base: rice or quinoa 
  • Raw and cooked veg: (could include: spinach, mushrooms, red pepper, zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, onions, corn, avocado, olives) 
  • Cooked, cubed sweet potato 
  • Salmon / fish / shrimp (optional)
  • Beans – black or any other (optional) 
  • Dressing and fresh herbs (basil or any of your choice) 
  • Hummus / soy tsatziki /  chili sauce (make a great addition) 
  • Topping: seeds or nuts 

8. Serve ‘family style’ so everyone can help themselves to what they like. 

We like to prepare a lot of different foods and put them in the kitchen, sometimes I rest vegetables (raw or cooked) in vinegar or without dressing to pickle them, which can be offered as well.

Everyone can design their bowl according to their wishes. Parts can be warm, but generally only the rice/quinoa is warm. A lovely summer dish, our OMS circle enjoyed it very much!

(If you want to feed many people  that are not on the OMS lifestyle diet you might add a bit of roast chicken or feta  to the buffet, but many people like this vegan or pescetarian version)