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Home Made Salad – Mediterranean Quinoa Patties & Hummus buddha bowl (Vegan And Gluten-Free)

These Home Made Salad – Mediterranean Quinoa Patties & Hummus buddha bowl (Vegan And Gluten-Free) simple crispy quinoa patties air-fried can be used in so many ways. These are a great meatless option and will be enjoyed by meat-eaters as well.

A Mediterranean Buddha bowl contains a variety of grains, pulses, vegetables (and fruits), and a creamy sauce/dressing. You’ll find vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free packed lunch and dinner bowls for your crew!

Served over quinoa, grated vegan feta cheese, and topped with creamy hummus, this Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Bowl takes just 20 minutes to prepare!

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You can experiment with your favorite vegetables and spices. The leftovers are delicious! This versatile meatless option is made with crunchy Quinoa Patties which are good news air-fried too.

This recipe is packed with spinach, tomatoes a smooth hummus, cucumber, onions, chickpeas, and red kidney beans making it healthy, tasty, power-packed, vegan, and filling.

Perfect for meal preparation and freezer-friendly! You can serve them as a side dish, on a salad, in a pita, or with a little hot sauce and avocado. The colorful vegetables, crispy quinoa patties, and roasted chickpeas in this Mediterranean Buddha Bowl make it a healthy and filling meal. Add hummus for a power lunch to remember!

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Mediterranean Quinoa Patties & Hummus buddha bowl
These Home Made Salad – Mediterranean Quinoa Patties & Hummus buddha bowl (Vegan And Gluten-Free) simple crispy quinoa patties air-fried can be used in so many ways. These are a great meatless option and will be enjoyed by meat-eaters as well.

The exact measurements are not that important with this recipe, since it’s forgiving and versatile. However, the shortlist of ingredients is one you probably have around the house already.

Make meal preparation a breeze with this colorful Mediterranean Vegan Buddha Bowl! This vegan meal is packed with delicious plant-based ingredients like cooked kidney beans, cooked chickpeas, quinoa patties, and homemade hummus making it high in protein and fiber!

This quinoa patty is so versatile and simple. Meat lovers will enjoy these meatless options as well. You can flavor your vegetables and spices however you like.

The leftovers are delicious! Quinoa can be made into patties by adding binding ingredients. I made this recipe with chickpea flour. In addition to bread crumbs, you may also use them.

My favorite thing to eat is Buddha bowls. During the week they make eating lunch so much easier. I don’t have to worry about spending too much on food when I can take an hour or two to prepare a couple of Buddha recipes to last me the week!

Lunch and dinner bowls that are vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free for your guys!

About Home Made Salad – Mediterranean Quinoa Patties & Hummus buddha bowl (Vegan And Gluten-Free) Recipe

Feel free to improvise based on my base recipe. If you are using grated onions and/or other vegetables in this recipe, I strongly recommend grating them. Falafel and hummus are essential to the Mediterranean Buddha bowl. Good to know! So instead of falafel, I opted for quinoa patties.

It seems there are as many variations of grain bowls as there are stars in the sky, and you can’t go wrong with any of them! For our part, we’re all about simple, classic dishes like hummus, quinoa patties, vegan feta cheese, and plenty of vegetables!

It is recommended that you use plain hummus for this recipe, however, you can use any taste of hummus you prefer! One of the best versions of the Buddha Bowl yet! Easy, hearty, nutrient-dense, and flavorful, this Vegan Mediterranean Buddha Bowl is a great option for dinner!

Featuring healthy, delicious vegetables, protein, and healthy fats, this Protein Breakfast Bowl will keep you satisfied long after breakfast!

A Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is a delicious salad that is packed with vitamin-rich vegetables and a delicious dressing. It takes less than ten minutes to make this salad. Serve it with your weekend brunch as an appetizer or side dish.

This Mediterranean salad can be made non-vegetarian by adding shredded chicken, shrimp, or pieces of grilled chicken. These are also known as bliss bowls, hippie bowls, vegan bowls, poke bowls, glory bowls, power bowls, glow bowls, nourish dishes, sunshine dishes, macro dishes 

The buddha bowl is a dish that is simple to prepare, nutritious, delicious, and very easy to make.

This Mediterranean Quinoa Patties & Hummus buddha bowl is,

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • Have Punchy Flavours
  • Light + Fresh + Bright
  • Crowd Pleaser
  • Great for Meal prep
  • Easy to make

    Home Made Salad - Mediterranean Quinoa Patties & Hummus buddha bowl (Vegan And Gluten-Free)
    These Home Made Salad – Mediterranean Quinoa Patties & Hummus buddha bowl (Vegan And Gluten-Free) simple crispy quinoa patties air-fried can be used in so many ways. These are a great meatless option and will be enjoyed by meat-eaters as well.

What Is a Buddha Bowl?

This bowl is not connected to Buddha in any way, rather it represents the way he or the monks ate food. A Buddha bowl is filled with nutrient-rich, plant-based food. If you look up Buddha bowls on the internet, you’ll see that it is defined as “a bowl which is filled to such an extent that it has a rounded appearance on its top, just like a Buddha’s belly.”

An unexpected trend emerged in the year 2017. Health blogs promoted it, restaurant menus offered it, and Pinterest went crazy with it. The Buddha bowl has become a favorite among health bloggers. The bowl was known as the Buddha bowl or bliss bowl. Essentially, a Buddha bowl is an all-in-one meal that is nourishing and delicious.

Ingredients 

For quinoa patties :

  • 1 cup – Quinoa
  • 1 cup – Cucumber grated
  • 1 cup – Carrot grated
  • 1 cup – Onion chopped
  • 1 cup – Chickpea flour ( besan)
  • 6 cloves – Garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp – Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp – Black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp – Red chilly powder
  • 1 tbsp – Red chilly sauce
  • Salt to taste 
  • Water as required for boiling quinoa

For salad assembling :

  • 1 cup – Red kidney beans boiled
  • 1 cup – Chickpeas boiled
  • 1 cup – Hummus
  • 1 cup – Red onion julienne
  • 6 – Spinach leaves
  • Grated vegan feta cheese

Quinoa – Due to its nutritional benefits, Quinoa has recently become very popular as a food ingredient. Its high protein content makes it a great alternative to rice. 

The salad will take on more vibrant color and nuttier flavor if you choose white quinoa.

It will take you less than 10 minutes to prepare this salad. The only thing that takes time is preparing the salad, such as chopping the vegetables, boiling the chickpeas, and cooking the quinoa.

Chickpeas – or garbanzo beans also contribute protein to the salad while adding a lovely soft crunch. Boil them until soft after soaking them overnight.

Garbanzo beans can be used in canned form to save time. Prior to using them, make sure they are drained and rinsed.

Vegetables – I have included cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, carrots, and onions for the veggies. Additionally, you can add red onion, green bell peppers, yellow bell peppers, carrots, and corn.

Listed here are some examples of greens you can use: arugula, spinach, massaged kale, chard, mixed greens, etc.

Olive oil – Olives are great to add flavor to salads, so be sure not to miss out on this one.

Feta cheese – Soft feta cheese crumbled over a dish is a must in Mediterranean cooking. It can be skipped, however, if you are a vegan.

Dressing – This salad is packed full of flavor because this simple dressing made with 5 ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. If you prefer a garlicky flavor to the dressing, you can add crushed garlic. It’s all over optional.

Hummus – You’re missing out if you’ve never made homemade hummus! Chickpea Hummus. The main ingredients in Hummus are garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt. In case you are lazy, you can simply buy the store-bought version of this hummus. Don’t neglect to add extra fiber and protein to your vegan Buddha bowl!

How to cook Quinoa?

Instant pot or stovetop cooking is both convenient ways to prepare quinoa. Regardless of how you prepare the quinoa, be sure to rinse it well to remove the natural coating, which if not washed well can make the quinoa bitter.

Whenever you cook it on the stovetop, you need two cups of water per cup of quinoa. Boil the quinoa with water over high heat until it is tender. Put a tight-fitting lid on the pot and reduce the heat to low, then let it simmer for 13-15 minutes or until the quinoa is tender. Allow the quinoa to rest for five minutes after removing it from the heat. Once it’s been fluffed with a fork, it’s ready to use.

Check out the Mediterranean Quinoa Patties & Hummus buddha bowl Recipe :

How To Make Home Made Salad – Mediterranean Quinoa Patties & Hummus buddha bowl (Vegan And Gluten-Free) Step By Step With Photo:

  1.  Take a kadhai, boil water, add quinoa. Cover and boil the quinoa till all the water has been evaporated. After the water has been evaporated let it cool down. Keep aside in a bowl.
  2. In a pan on medium heat, add olive oil, garlic minced. Stir for 30 secs. Add onion chopped sautee the onions for 3 minutes.
  3. Add grated carrot, grated cucumber, boiled quinoa. Mix well. Add chickpea flour. Mix everything nicely. Add salt according to your taste.
  4. Add black pepper powder, red chilly powder, red chilly sauce. Mix well nicely for 5 minutes. Take it out on a plate.
  5. Take some portions to give them a round patty shape.
  6. In a frying pan, heat oil shallow fry the quinoa patty. Fry one side at a time. Flip and fry the other side too. Pan fry quinoa patties are ready.
  7. In an air fryer place four quinoa patty at a time brush oil over them. Put it inside. At 200° C or 350 degrees F, air fry them for 10 minutes.  After 10 minutes take them out.
  8. Now take a serving bowl and add boiled chickpeas, boiled red kidney beans, hummus, chopped cucumber, cherry tomatoes, sliced onions, spinach leaves a few and grated vegan feta cheese on top. Ready to be served.
Home Made Salad - Mediterranean Quinoa Patties & Hummus buddha bowl (Vegan And Gluten-Free)
These Home Made Salad – Mediterranean Quinoa Patties & Hummus buddha bowl (Vegan And Gluten-Free) simple crispy quinoa patties air-fried can be used in so many ways. These are a great meatless option and will be enjoyed by meat-eaters as well.

Important Suggestion To Keep In Mind

  • It’s okay to skip certain ingredients in this salad. You won’t notice much of a difference.
  • In addition to leafy greens like kale, spinach, and arugula, you can add leafy greens for nutrition and flavor
  • This salad would be better with sun-dried tomatoes instead of fresh ones.
  • It is a perfect dish for picnics, potlucks, and barbecues because it stays fresh for well over a day. This salad is ideal for prepping meals as well.
  • Avocado can replace feta cheese as a vegan alternative.
  • To add some protein to your meal, you can add hard-boiled eggs, tofu, or eggs.
  • In addition to these veggies, you can add summer squash, eggplant, etc.

Serving Suggestions

Salad made from quinoa makes a great light lunch or dinner on its own because it is delicious and full of flavor. If you prefer it at room temperature or cold, serve it that way.

In addition to serving Mediterranean quinoa salad as a side dish along with grilled chicken or fish, it is also great for backyard parties, potlucks, dinner parties, and BBQs. Served with continental brunches, it can even be a side dish.

Keeping it fresh and crunchy is easier if you are making it for a large crowd and prepare the quinoa patties and the vegetables separately before refrigerating them. Serve the salad immediately by mixing everything well together with the dressing.

Storage Suggestions

It is fine to keep leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. The best part of this quinoa salad is that it tastes better the second day. This salad becomes more flavourful as it sits.

Three days is enough time for this salad to stay fresh. Afterward, the taste would be changed, and it would not taste as good as the original. In my opinion, you should not freeze this quinoa vegetable salad, since

If you do, the freshness and texture will be compromised. Quinoa can be cooked and then frozen. When you are ready to serve the salad, stir the vegetables and feta into the quinoa.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we use any beans?

Yes of course you can use any beans like red kidney beans or white kidney beans of your choice.

Can you bake this quinoa patty?

Yes place the patties on a baking tray and spray with olive oil and then place all the patties and spray or brush with oil. They should be baked for 15 minutes at 450 degrees. Flip in between after 7 minutes.   

 

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Home Made Salad - Mediterranean Quinoa Patties & Hummus buddha bowl (Vegan And Gluten-Free)

Home Made Salad – Mediterranean Quinoa Patties & Hummus buddha bowl (Vegan And Gluten-Free)


  • Author: Sanchita Dey
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2 people 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These Home Made Salad – Mediterranean Quinoa Patties & Hummus buddha bowl (Vegan And Gluten-Free) simple crispy quinoa patties air-fried can be used in so many ways. These are a great meatless option and will be enjoyed by meat-eaters as well.


Ingredients

Scale

For quinoa patties :

  • 1 cup – Quinoa
  • 1 cup – Cucumber grated
  • 1 cup – Carrot grated
  • 1 cup – Onion chopped
  • 1 cup – Chickpea flour ( besan)
  • 6 cloves – Garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp – Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp – Black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp – Red chilly powder
  • 1 tbsp – Red chilly sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required for boiling quinoa

For salad assembling :

  • 1 cup – Red kidney beans boiled
  • 1 cup – Chickpeas boiled
  • 1 cup – Hummus
  • 1 cup – Red onion julienne
  • 6 – Spinach leaves
  • Grated vegan feta cheese

Instructions

  1. Take a kadhai, boil water, add quinoa. Cover and boil the quinoa till all the water has been evaporated. After the water has been evaporated let it cool down. Keep aside in a bowl.
  2. In a pan on medium heat, add olive oil, garlic minced. Stir for 30 secs. Add onion chopped sautee the onions for 3 minutes.
  3. Add grated carrot, grated cucumber, boiled quinoa. Mix well. Add chickpea flour. Mix everything nicely. Add salt according to your taste.
  4. Add black pepper powder, red chilly powder, red chilly sauce. Mix well nicely for 5 minutes. Take it out on a plate.
  5. Take some portions to give them a round patty shape.
  6. In a frying pan, heat oil shallow fry the quinoa patty. Fry one side at a time. Flip and fry the other side too. Pan fry quinoa patties are ready.
  7. In an air fryer place four quinoa patty at a time brush oil over them. Put it inside. At 200° C or 350 degrees F, air fry them for 10 minutes.  After 10 minutes take them out.
  8. Now take a serving bowl and add boiled chickpeas, boiled red kidney beans, hummus, chopped cucumber, cherry tomatoes, sliced onions, spinach leaves a few and grated vegan feta cheese on top. Ready to be served.

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Notes

  • It’s okay to skip certain ingredients in this salad. You won’t notice much of a difference.
  • In addition to leafy greens like kale, spinach, and arugula, you can add leafy greens for nutrition and flavor
  • This salad would be better with sun-dried tomatoes instead of fresh ones.
  • It is a perfect dish for picnics, potlucks, and barbecues because it stays fresh for well over a day. This salad is ideal for prepping meals as well.
  • Avocado can replace feta cheese as a vegan alternative.
  • To add some protein to your meal, you can add hard-boiled eggs, tofu, or eggs.
  • In addition to these veggies, you can add summer squash, eggplant, etc.
  • Category: Dinner, Lunch
  • Method: Air-fried +Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 people
  • Calories: 555Kcal
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Sodium: 412mg
  • Fat: 30g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 70g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Cholesterol: 12mg

Keywords: Vegan and gluten free, gluten free foods, buddha bowl, salad

Note: A rough estimate of nutrition is provided.

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