primitivish plant-based lunch

Baba Ganoush Buddha Bowl

This bowl of deliciousness is my easy go-to meal when I’m extra hungry and lazy. It is incredibly filling and nourishing. If you are trying to steer clear of chickpeas or legumes more generally, this ‘Paleo’ Baba Ganoush is a great alternative. I use exactly the same recipe as with humus but replace the chickpeas with eggplant. Enjoy!


Baba Ganoush Buddha Bowl

Course Main Course
Cuisine Paleo, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 humans


Baba Ganoush

  • 1 Eggplant
  • 3 tbsp Tahini
  • 3 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup or sweetener of choice
  • 1 clove of Garlic

For the Bowl

  • 1 Head of cauliflower
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 cup Cooked brown rice (or quinoa or cauliflower rice)
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro
  • 4 Radishes


  • 1 tbsp Sesame seeds for serving
  • 1 Green onion


  1. Preheat oven to 375ยฐF

  2. Chop eggplant into cubes and cauliflower into florets and place onto baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.

  3. Remove eggplant and let cool. Return cauliflower to oven for 20 minutes.

  4. In a blender or food processor, blend all ingredients for Baba ganoush. Add seasoning to taste.

  5. Remove cauliflower from oven. Place Baba Ganoush over rice with the remainder of ingredients into bowl. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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