Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl with a Chilli Tahini Dressing

Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl with a Chilli Tahini Dressing

Healthy fats, complex carbs and quality protein all in this balanced sweet potato buddha bowl.

I used to get so worked up trying to get as many colours as possible in my buddha bowls when I began my plant-based journey. At the time, Buddha bowls were trendy, and the top bloggers were continually raving about eating the rainbow.

Sure it was fun trying to eat a rainbow at every meal, but it was incredibly exhausting. I remember trying to think up different combinations of foods and sometimes getting upset because I was stuck. When I realised it was affecting my relationship with food, I swiftly dropped the idea of trying to make a rainbow buddha bowl every time. These days, I’m happy to bung in whatever food I feel like eating in my bowl regardless of colour, and boy is life so much easier! Food is much more delicious without the added anxiety too, haha.

It is good to try to eat as many colours as possible, so you’re getting a wide range of phytochemicals, but please don’t believe the hype that you have to eat that way at every meal or even every day for that matter. Concentrate on eating as many nourishing, whole foods as you can, and your body will do the balancing act for you. And if you’re new to the plant-based life, focus on eating what you like for now then when you get more confident, challenge yourself with new foods and new recipes.

Sweet potatoes are very satisfying for a lot of people, but not me. I’m a grain girl through and through. However, I crave sweet potatoes during my time of the month. It erases every sweet craving I have especially when I eat it baked. Baking intensifies its sweetness, and it is so moreish, I easily devour two medium-sized sweet potatoes. If you also tend to crave sweet foods around your time of the month, give baked sweet potatoes a go. You may just find that chocolate doesn’t hit the spot as much they do.

Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C, antioxidants that boost the immune system and protect the eyes. Sweet potatoes are a good source of complex carbohydrates that regulate blood sugar levels, and dietary fibre that maintains a healthy gastrointestinal tract.


Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl with a Chilli Tahini Dressing

  • Author: somiigbene
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 1 1x


Healthy fats, complex carbs and quality protein all in this balanced sweet potato buddha bowl.



  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 150g tender stem broccoli (broccolini)
  • 100g peas
  • half a medium avocado

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp water, to thin


  1. Wash the sweet potato and poke holes all over it  with a fork. Cook it in the microwave on high for 3-5 minutes then split it in half and cook it in the oven at 220ºC (400ºF) for around 10-15 minutes (depending on size) until it is completely cooked.
  2. Rinse the peas and broccoli then cook them in a steamer or in a pan with lightly salted boiling water for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a small mixing bowl until smooth and creamy then set aside.
  4. Once the potatoes, peas and broccoli are cooked, assemble in a bowl then top with the dressing.

  • Category: Lunch/Dinner

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