Summer Seasonal Buddha Bowl 

November 14, 2023
Posted in Recipes
November 14, 2023 Kate Morland
Buddha Bowl

Summer Seasonal Buddha Bowl!

Picture a scene of your bustling family kitchen, where life unfolds at a joyful, fast-paced rhythm. As the sun sets outside, and the day’s activities wind down, you gather around the table with your loved ones. The kids’ laughter fills the air as they set the table with colorful plates and glasses, eager for the evening meal.

In the midst of this lively chaos, you serve up a Summer Seasonal Buddha Bowl with Salmon (or Chicken). The aroma of the grilled protein and zesty vinaigrette wafts through the room, drawing everyone together. The vibrant colors of the fresh ingredients invite smiles and anticipation.

This bowl isn’t just a meal; it’s a moment of togetherness, a way to celebrate the season’s bounty even on the busiest days. As you take your first bite, you’re not just savoring flavors; you’re creating memories. Here, in the midst of your bustling family life, this Buddha Bowl becomes a delicious oasis, a nourishing and delightful escape from the daily whirlwind. It’s a reminder that amidst the chaos, you can always find a moment to cherish and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. 

This vibrant seasonal recipe is the perfect way to enjoy the freshest flavors of the season.


  • Quinoa or brown rice (as your base)
  • Fresh, crisp lettuce leaves
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumber slices
  • Sliced red bell peppers
  • Sliced carrots
  • Avocado chunks
  • Fresh mango or pineapple chunks
  • Roasted chickpeas for crunch
  • A handful of fresh herbs like basil or cilantro
  • Grilled salmon fillet or seasoned grilled chicken breast
  • Dressing: A zesty lime or citrus vinaigrette

Instructions: When designing your buddha bowl, section each of your ingredients into the bowl.

  1. Cook quinoa or brown rice according to package instructions and let it cool.
  2. In a large bowl, arrange a handful of crisp lettuce leaves in a section of the bowl.
  3. Add quinoa or brown rice next to the lettuce.
  4. Begin sectioning your bowl with cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, red bell peppers, sliced carrots, and avocado chunks.
  5. Add a burst of sweet and tangy flavor with fresh mango or pineapple chunks into a section.
  6. For a satisfying crunch, add roasted chickpeas into your bowl.
  7. Place a perfectly grilled salmon fillet or seasoned grilled chicken breast on top.
  8. Finish by garnishing with a handful of fresh herbs like basil or cilantro.
  9. Drizzle your choice of zesty lime or citrus vinaigrette over the top.

Mix it all together, and your Summer Seasonal Buddha Bowl with Salmon (or Chicken) is ready to enjoy! This delightful dish combines the goodness of fresh ingredients with your choice of protein, making it a nutritious and satisfying summer meal. Dive into a burst of flavors and textures that will leave your taste buds singing! 

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