smoky nut butter buddha bowl

Smoky Nut Butter Buddha Bowl

They say it takes a community of gifted people to put together an inspiring issue that people will love. That’s what Gluten-free Heaven Magazine does every month. If you are looking for inspiration for healthy gluten-free or vegan recipes – this magazine is awesome !! Bonus, you can find my smoky nut butter buddha bowl recipe in the January 2019 issue.

I created this recipe with the intention that you can substitute whatever seasonal vegetables or herbs you have on hand. You can also use whatever noodles you prefer. I like the thin Thai noodles – there a lot of flavours in this bowl so I was looking for a low key noodle. If you want a more filling bowl – go for wider noodles (multi-grain Pad Thai noodles are great).

This recipe is all about the dressing, and making the smoky nut butter sauce is easy, healthy and it will knock your socks off. There are some substation options here as well and I list them all below next to the ingredients. Let’s dive into it!

Smoky Nut Butter Buddha Bowl

Recipe by AdelinaCourse: Fun LunchesCuisine: Vegan, Gluten-freeDifficulty: Easy


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This a super easy guide to a stellar sauce you can put on your salad, sandwiches or veggies.


  • For Sauce
  • 2 tbsps peanut butter (almond butter also works)

  • 2 tbsps soya sauce

  • 1 tbsp tamari sauce

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

  • 4-6 tbsps water (more or less depending on how thick you like your sauce)

  • For Buddha Bowl
  • 1 avocado (sliced)

  • handful cherry tomatoes (halved)

  • 1/2 red pepper

  • 6 slices of cucumber

  • handful spinach

  • 1/2 cup chickpeas (cooked)

  • 1 cup of thin Thai noodles (cooked)

  • 250g smoked tofu

  • 4 sprigs fresh cilantro

  • 4-6 fresh basil leaves


  • Making the Sauce
  • Mix all ingredients until the sauce becomes smooth (add more water if necessary).
  • Making Buddha Bowl
  • Slice and dice your veggies and set aside
  • Cook your rice Thai noodles according to the packaging instructions.
  • While the noodles cook, slice the smoked smoked and fry it at high heat for about 5 mins per side until golden brown.
  • Assemble your Bowl
  • Start by placing the spinach in a bowl, then add your noodles, tofu, veggies and fresh herbs. Pour the dressing all over.
    Tip: keep the sauce near by – you might want to add more as you start to eat your Buddha bowl.


  • You can totally play around with your favourite veggies and tofu. With this recipe the options are endless.

Initially the Smoky nut butter buddha bowl was for people to get back into healthy eating after the holiday season. Then, everyone was asking why can’t this be a year-round-thing. My answer is of course it can! I am deeply thankful A couple of people I need to thank for making this publication happen. Nick, thank you so much for the feature in the Gluten-free Heaven January issue!! Johanna, thank you for the amazing styling and photoshoot !!

smoky nut butter buddha bowl
January ’19 Gluten-free Heaven Cover

I hope you enjoy the smoky nut butter sauce recipe as much as I do! As a dessert try my no bake brownies – it’s the perfect match. Click the highlighted link for full ingredients list and how to instructions.

How your life feels is a lot more important than how it looks.



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