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Vegan Buffalo Chickpea Bowls

Savory, spicy, and DELICIOUS. These Vegan Buffalo Chickpea Bowls are loaded with sweet and tangy buffalo sauce flavors and are perfect for healthy lunches or meal prep. Whip up this easy recipe in just 30 minutes or less!
Course Dinner, Lunch, Dinner, Appetizer
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 492kcal


Vegan Buffalo Chickpeas

  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 small yellow onion chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp agave
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce of choice
  • 3 1/2 cups chickpeas canned or cooked

Quinoa Bowls

  • 2 cups quinoa cooked
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • On the stovetop, cook the chopped onion and minced garlic in the oil over medium heat for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Mix the cayenne, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper with the tomato sauce.
  • Pour the mixture into the pan and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in the apple cider vinegar, agave, vegetable broth, and hot sauce.
  • Continue to cook for another 3-5 minutes.
  • Add in the chickpeas and stir, cooking for another 7-10 minutes (or until the buffalo sauce thickens and reduces).
  • While the buffalo chickpeas are cooking, chop, prep, and/or spiralize the vegetables for the bowls.
  • Place the broccoli on a baking sheet and toss in the avocado oil.
  • Roast for about 20 minutes (or until softened).
  • Combine the quinoa, avocado, roasted broccoli, spiralized carrots, and buffalo chickpeas in each bowl.
  • Serve and enjoy or meal prep for later!


  • Feel free to use any veggies you want in these bowls!
  • For the hot sauce: use Tabasco, Cholula, Frank's Red Hot Sauce, Sriracha, or anything else you have on hand.
  • Adjust the level of heat to taste by adding more/less cayenne and choosing your favorite mild, medium, or spicy hot sauce!
To Meal Prep:
  • To meal prep these buffalo chickpea bowls, simply make the entire recipe and place in meal prep containers. Let cool in the refrigerator (uncovered), then add airtight lids and keep refrigerated or freeze. This recipe can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • If you're planning on meal prepping this recipe, be sure to leave the avocado out until you are ready to eat!


Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1230mg | Potassium: 1411mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 11990IU | Vitamin C: 161mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 5mg