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Vegetarian Buddha Bowl with Roasted Broccoli + Creamy Tahini Dressing

Roasted Broccoli Barley Bowls have a flavor-packed tahini dressing. This buddha bowl has barley, broccoli + toasted walnuts for an amazing grain bowl combo.

Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Broccoli Buddha bowl
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Calories 660 kcal



  • 1 cup barley uncooked
  • salt

Roasted Broccoli

  • 4-5 small crowns broccoli trimmed (5-6 cups florets)
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Creamy Tahini Dressing:

Add ins

  • 1 red pepper sliced
  • 1.5 cups walnuts lightly toasted
  • 1 cup crumbled goat cheese optional
  • sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds


  1. Cook barley or other grain of choice according to package instructions. Add a pinch of salt to the cooking water. Barley takes roughly 45 minutes to cook to a tender chewiness.
  2. While the barley is cooking prepare the rest of the ingredients as follows:
    -Toast the nuts on a baking sheet - approx 5 min @ 400F. Set aside.
    -Trim, wash and dry off your pieces of broccoli. Toss with 1 Tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper and place on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast @ 400F for 15-20 min tossing halfway through.
    -Prepare the Creamy Tahini Dressing. The dressing will be fairly potent on its own, but is perfect when added to the broccoli bowls.
    -Slice, chop and crumble any add-ins.
  3. When there is about 5 minutes of the roasting time remaining for the broccoli, toss it with 2-3 Tbs of the Creamy Tahini Dressing.
  4. When the barley is done, build your bowls, top with dressing and enjoy!


If you like a lot of dressing, I'd suggest doubling the recipe. You can always save some for later in the week!

Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Buddha Bowl with Roasted Broccoli + Creamy Tahini Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 660
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.