Crispy Potato Buddha Bowl | Lunch in four easy steps

Crispy Potato Buddha Bowl – Lunch in four easy steps

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The Buddha bowl is served with cucumber salad on the table on a plate with tea towel, salt and sauce #vegetable broth #brown lentils |

Do you like potatoes? Do you like them crispy? Was that two ‘yesses’? (Yesses? Yeses? Looks weird however I write it). Anyway, you’re in the right place!

We LOVE potatoes, and we LOVE them crispy! So, we made a Buddha Bowl out of them.

In fact, this tasty lunch seems to have everything you’d want. Filling potatoes, hearty lentils, tangy cucumber with a bite and smooth, creamy sauce to wash it all down with.

Awesome. If that’s not enough to make your taste buds tingle then we don’t know what is.

Or perhaps we do. Here’s our guide to Buddha Bowls – with 20 fabulous lunch ideas thrown in.

Whatever your taste, there’s something for everyone in there. Check them out!

The Crispy Potato Lentil Buddha Bowl ingredients are on the chopping board - lentils, vegetable stock, tomato paste, onion, potatoes, cucumber, sour cream #balsamic vinegar #salt |

Lunch in four easy steps

Assembling this bowl is very simple. We split it into four parts – lentils, potatoes, cucumber and sauce.

If you’re cooking from dried lentils, start with them. If you’re using cooked lentils (from a tin or otherwise), start with the potatoes, then move onto the lentils.

While they’re going slice and dice the tangy cucumber, whip up the sauce and get ready to throw it all together.

Lunch (or dinner) is served! Enjoy.

The dish with cucumber salad are on the table on a plate with fork, towel, salt and sauce #potatoes #tomato paste |

Prefer to watch?

You can also watch this recipe (and two others!) being made into Buddha Bowls in front of your very eyes. Those Buddha Bowl recipes are here on YouTube.

The Buddha bowl is served with cucumber salad on the table on a plates with towel, salt and sauce #vegetable broth #brown lentils |
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Crispy Potato Lentil Buddha Bowl

Four easy steps to a delicious and nutritious crispy, crunchy potato lunch. Make your colleagues jealous!
Course Dinner, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine Vegetarian
Time 40 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 714kcal
Author Hauke


For the potatoes

For the salad

For the sauce



  • Dice the onion and add to a little pot with olive oil on medium heat. Cook for about 3 minutes until translucent.
  • Pour in the rinsed lentils. Add the vegetable broth and tomato paste. Stir a little, then lid on top.
  • Bring everything to a boil, then let it simmer on low heat for 30 minutes or until the lentils are tender


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200C / 400F
  • Peel the potatoes, if you like. Otherwise cut them into bite-sized chunks and spread them out on a baking tray,
  • Coat them lightly with olive oil and salt. Off they go into the oven for 30 minutes
  • After 15 minutes give the potatoes a good stir, so they roast evenly. Now is the time to add the thyme too.

Cucumber Salad

  • Slice the cucumber and finely dice the onion.
  • Throw both into a bowl together with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt. Give it a good stir.


  • Stir in the sour cream together with parsley and water.
  • That's it. Assemble everything on a plate and enjoy!


Kcals – if you find the calories too high then we suggest omitting a couple of potatoes 🙂
Here are some more recipes that you may enjoy:
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Sweet & Tangy Vegan Buddha Bowl
Cheesy & crispy Broccoli Cheese Casserole
Super-speedy Ricotta Bake
Quick and easy 21 Vegetarian Dinner Ideas
So healthy and crispy Tortilla Pizza
Healthy and delicious Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers in Mediterranean Tomato Sauce


Nutrition Facts
Crispy Potato Lentil Buddha Bowl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 714 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 599mg26%
Potassium 2401mg69%
Carbohydrates 107g36%
Fiber 21g88%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 695IU14%
Vitamin C 94mg114%
Calcium 131mg13%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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About Dave

From the UK to Germany with many stops along the way. Food without meat is the best type of food. And I plan to share it!

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