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Cauliflower Gnocchi Buddha Bowl

Shayla Greveni
This buddha bowl is simple to make! Cauliflower gnocchi in a coconut aminos and maple syrup sauce. Garlicky green beans, pinto beans, baby kale, & sweet ginger chicken.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 1 bowl
Calories 587 kcal


For the Gnocchi

  • 1 cup Cauliflower Gnocchi
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Aminos
  • 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • Avocado Oil Cooking Spray, for spraying
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp White Sesame Seeds, optional

For The Chicken:

  • 1 Boneless Chicken Thigh (or pre-cooked rotisserie chicken, tofu, shrimp, etc..)
  • 1 tbsp Sweet Ginger Spice
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Dried Cilantro
  • 1 tbsp Avocado Oil

For The Pinto Beans:

  • 1/3 cup Canned Pinto Beans

For The Green Beans/Baby Kale

  • 1 cup Baby Kale
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Green Beans
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • Avocado Oil Cooking Spray, for spraying


  • Begin by cooking your canned pinto beans according to instructions on the packaging. You can season the beans to your liking. Turn the heat on low while you cook the rest of the dish. 
  • Heat a non stick skillet over medium/high heat and spray the skillet with avocado oil cooking spray. Add your gnocchi. Toss them in the skillet and cook them until they turn golden brown.
  • Once the gnocchi has turned brown, add your green beans and baby kale.  Season with the garlic powder and kosher salt. Continue to sauté until done. Once the baby kale and green beans have cooked, remove them from the skillet. Do not remove the gnocchi.
  • Add 1 tbsp of coconut aminos and 1 tbsp of maple syrup to the skillet. Toss for 1 minute and then remove from heat. Top with the white sesame seeds.

For The Chicken:

  • Add 1 tbsp of avocado oil to a cast iron skillet and heat over medium/high heat. Add all of the spices above to a bowl and mix. 
  • Season both sides of the chicken with the spice blend. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook for 35 minutes. Flip the chicken periodically. After 35 minutes, remove from heat and check using a meat thermometer that the chicken has reached 165 degrees F. 
Keyword Baby Kale, Cauliflower Gnocchi, Chicken, Green Beans