Embark on a journey of nourishment and flavor with our Sweet Potato and Black Bean Buddha Bowl, a vibrant and nutrient-dense dish that assembles a colorful array of wholesome ingredients. This bowl is a celebration of plant-based goodness, featuring roasted sweet potatoes, protein-packed black beans, fresh vegetables, and a zesty tahini dressing. Beyond its visual appeal, this Buddha Bowl is a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, making it a delectable and health-conscious choice for those seeking a satisfying meal under 800 calories. Whether you’re a committed plant-based enthusiast or simply exploring healthier options, this bowl is a delightful way to fuel your body with nourishing ingredients.


  • – 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • – 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • – 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • – 1 cucumber, diced
  • – 1 avocado, sliced
  • – 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • – Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)

– Tahini Dressing:

  • – 1/4 cup tahini
  • – 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • – 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • – 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • – 1 clove garlic, minced
  • – Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Toss the diced sweet potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread them on a baking sheet in a single layer and roast for 20-25 minutes or until they are tender and slightly crispy.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the tahini dressing ingredients: tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, maple syrup or honey, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
  4. Assemble the Buddha Bowl by dividing the cooked quinoa among serving bowls. Arrange the roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and avocado on top.
  5. Drizzle the tahini dressing over the bowl and garnish with fresh cilantro if desired.
  6. Serve the Sweet Potato and Black Bean Buddha Bowl immediately and savor the flavors of this wholesome and satisfying dish.

Health Benefits

The Sweet Potato and Black Bean Buddha Bowl is a nutritional powerhouse, offering a range of health benefits through its diverse and colorful ingredients. Sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A that supports eye health and immune function. Black beans contribute plant-based protein and fiber, aiding in digestion and promoting a feeling of fullness. Cherry tomatoes provide antioxidants, including lycopene, which has been linked to heart health. Cucumber adds hydration and vitamins, while avocado contributes healthy fats and additional fiber.

The inclusion of quinoa not only enhances the protein content but also provides essential amino acids, making this bowl a complete and balanced meal. The tahini dressing not only elevates the flavor but also brings heart-healthy fats and additional nutrients to the dish. This Buddha Bowl is a testament to the idea that a health-conscious meal can be both delicious and visually appealing. By incorporating this bowl into your diet, you’re choosing a nutrient-dense option that aligns with a plant-centric lifestyle, providing a colorful palette of vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients to support your overall well-being.