Spring Buddha Bowl • Vegan, GF

Sooooo… My diet over the last month has been 80% deep-fried takeaway food and 110% carbs. #sohealthy #not

But now that the flat’s finally starting to feel like home, it’s about time for me to go back into the kitchen and onto the (mainly*) healthy eating bandwagon.

*because there really isn’t any point in me pretending I’m going to quit chips and bread, is there?

Spring Buddha Bowl (Vegan, Gluten Free) ● Cake + Whisky

Buddha bowls – colourful combinations of vegetables, grains and protein, all piled up in a bowl – are one of this year’s top food trends.

And that’s really no wonder seing that a buddha bowl is:

  1. The best when it comes to healthy yet satisfying meals
  2. A genius way to use up leftovers and reduce food waste (any- and everything pretty much goes!)
  3. Packed with fibers, vitamins, high-quality proteins and antioxydants
  4. My new go-to lunch for all the above reasons!

Spring Buddha Bowl (Vegan, Gluten Free) ● Cake + Whisky

My current favourite is this Spring-inspired little number.

Green beans, quinoa, radishes, pistachios, olives and a zesty, lemony dressing… Spring lunch perfection!

Spring Buddha Bowl • Vegan, GF

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: 1


  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • Fistful fresh green beans, stems removed
  • Small handful radishes
  • 1 tbsp black olives
  • 1 tsp pistachio, slightly crushed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt, pepper


  1. Cook quinoa according to packaging instruction.
  2. Blanch the beans for about 5 min in a pot of boiling water. Rince with cold water and strain well.
  3. Remove the stalks from the radishes, then slice them thinly using a sharp knife or a mandoline.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, a sprinkle of salt and some black pepper.
  5. Place all the ingredients into a bowl, then drizzle with the lemon dressing and devour!

Looking for more healthy, plant-based lunch-spiration?

Spring cauliflower salad

Best ever guacamole

Vegetarian Caesar salad