Harvest Buddha Bowl

Harvest Buddha Bowl

There’s a new bowl in town… my Harvest Bowl recipe is a must make for the season.

Fall Harvest Bowl recipe / Running in a Skirt

Hi guuuyyyysss!

So…. I’ve actually been making and eating buddha bowls long before they had a name or were cool.  Since I’ve been a vegetarian for so long, I’ve long found myself piling a bunch of random stuff in a bowl, adding some sort of sauce and calling it a meal.  Although I do have to say I’ve traditionally made them in a huge salad bowl to I have plenty of room to move stuff around which means they were never this pretty or cool.

If you don’t really know what I’m talking about yet, Buddha Bowls are a food trend where a bunch of wholesome ingredients are piled high in a bowl and topped with a delicious sauce.  They are often vegan (hence the buddha name) and serve as a complete meal in one place.  They are a pretty awesome way to eat.

So for fall I created this Harvest Bowl recipe for us all to enjoy!

Fall Harvest Bowl recipe / Running in a Skirt

I mean look at that fall goodnessssss……

You can’t go wrong with this sweet potato, pomegranate and pumpkin seed combination.  It’s crunchy– it’s sweet– it’s savory– it’s PERFECT!

Fall Harvest Bowl recipe / Running in a Skirt

My Harvest Bowl recipe also features farro and kale for the base.  You can use any grain including quinoa, but I just love the nutty flavor of farro.

I added kale because it’s easy to find year round and an extra serving of greens never hurt anyone.  And a sliced apple… because what says harvest more than apples?

The sauce is my simple Lemon Tahini Dressing, which you really must add to your repertoire of go-to recipes.  It’s like foodie crack… I swear!  Plus it goes with so many things.

Fall Harvest Bowl recipe / Running in a Skirt

My Harvest Bowl recipe is one you’ve got to try this fall or winter.  It’s such a tasty combo and filling, well rounded meal.  You’ll feel good making and eating it.

Fall Harvest Bowl recipe / Running in a Skirt

Harvest Buddha Bowl

Fall and winter flavors shine in this harvest buddha bowl recipe!  It's filled with farro, sweet potato and kale.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings


For the potatoes

  • 1 sweet potato, peeled & cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • salt & pepper, to taste

For rest of the bowl

  • 2 cups cooked farro, or grain of your choice
  • 2 cups kale, stems removed and chopped
  • 1/2 apple, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tablespoons lemon tahini dressing ***, or to taste


For the potatoes

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 
  • Toss the potatoes in the olive oil, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Roast for 20-30 minutes until your cubes are tender.

For the bowl

  • Massage half of the tahini dressing into the kale.  If desired add additional salt and pepper to the greens.
  • Divide the ingredients in two and assemble the bowls as pictured.  Drizzle with however much of the dressing you'd like.


*** Make sure to try my Homemade Lemon Tahini Dressing
Tried this recipe?Mention @Julie_Wunder or tag #RunninginaSkirt!

Also try…

Lemon Tahini Dressing

Healthy Homemade Lemon Tahini Dressing recipe / Running in a Skirt

Grilled Vegetable Buddha Bowl

Grilled Vegetable Buddha Bowl recipe with homemade Lemon Tahini Dressing / Running in a Skirt

Roasted Broccoli Pasta Bowl

Healthy, Vegan Roasted Broccoli Pasta recipe with tahini dressing / Running in a Skirt


Like my Harvest Bowl recipe? I’d love it if you could pin this to your favorite Pinterest board! Thank you so much for the support. 

 Fall Harvest Bowl recipe / Running in a Skirt


Thanks for stopping by today.

Your turn!

Have you tried buddha bowls yet?

What’s your favorite fall flavors?


I’m linking up my Harvest Bowl recipe with: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!
By | 2020-06-02T17:06:22-04:00 October 11th, 2017|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Vegetarian Meals|34 Comments


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  3. Kristy from Southern In Law October 15, 2017 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    I loveee bowls like this and this combination of flavours and textures is perfect! Definitely a delicious fall meal! 🙂

  4. Miz Helen October 15, 2017 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    This is truly a bowl of Fall Goodness, that we will love! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Alison's Allspice October 13, 2017 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    You combined so many great flavors here, and I love all the colors! Bowl meals are my favorite, so easy and delicious!

    • JulieWunder October 15, 2017 at 7:13 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Alison! HOpe you had a good weekend.

  6. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets October 12, 2017 at 9:31 am - Reply

    I have to admit it – I’ve never had a Buddha bowl! This looks delicious!

  7. Mary Beth Jackson October 11, 2017 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    great idea!

  8. [email protected] October 11, 2017 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    I would never think of combining all these ingredients together. I love any dish with a tasty sauce.

  9. Susie @ Suzlye October 11, 2017 at 11:59 am - Reply

    OH MY GOODNESSS> This is fall perfection!

  10. Chrystal Rose October 11, 2017 at 11:57 am - Reply

    I don’t know how I’ve gone this long without this! I will seriously have to make this ASAP. Hopefully it’ll taste as good as it looks (I’m thinking it will). Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  11. Marina @ Happy Healing October 11, 2017 at 11:23 am - Reply

    YES I was so excited to see this recipe! Thanks for sharing 🙂 buddha bowls are the perfect fall meal, and this one looks delicious.

  12. Erinn October 11, 2017 at 10:53 am - Reply

    I love buddha bowls – this one looks delicious! I’m not a vegetarian, but I go meatless every once and a while when I know my husband’s not going to be home for dinner. Thanks for sharing!

    • JulieWunder October 15, 2017 at 6:52 pm - Reply

      That is always the struggle! Hope you get a chance to try this.

  13. I eat different variations of veggie bowls most nights per week. Farro has also been one of my favorite grains lately. Have not tried adding in the apples-yum

  14. wendy October 11, 2017 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Looks too pretty to eat! Yum!

  15. Jaime October 11, 2017 at 9:29 am - Reply

    This looks delicious! I need to try this with my family (I know my daughter would eat it. It’s convincing my son that’s always a challenge.)

  16. [email protected] October 11, 2017 at 8:31 am - Reply

    Love the combination of flavors you use in your bowl. Great idea!

  17. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups October 11, 2017 at 8:18 am - Reply

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to give it a try!

  18. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real October 11, 2017 at 7:51 am - Reply

    Isn’t it funny how something you’ve been doing for so long suddenly becomes trendy and gets a cool name? Throwing leftovers into a bowl and adding some sort of sauce is a normal occurrence in my diet. I’ve never heard of farro but I’m going to check it out.

    • JulieWunder October 15, 2017 at 6:46 pm - Reply

      That is funny! Guess we were cool all along. haha! 🙂

  19. Becky October 11, 2017 at 6:30 am - Reply

    Can’t wait to try your Buddha Bowl recipes! Thank you for sharing!

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