Greek Buddha Bowl is a great hearty vegetarian dish filled with Greek feta, chickpeas, kamut couscous, cucumber, tomato, kale chips and kalamatas olives topped with a greek dressing for a healthy and colorful weeknight dinner.
This Greek buddha bowl will bring you right to sunny Greece without having to pay for the plane ticket. It’s a hearty and fun vegetarian dish that will give you all those extra vitamins and proteins you need after that long winter… Also a really fast dish to make, done under 10 minutes and it tastes fantastic. I love those buddha bowls, they give you that filling of abundance although it’s a healthy meal.
For this particular Greek version of Buddha bowl I’ve added a nice feta cheese to give that extra “smooth” factor to the dish, a juicy and salty kalamata olive and its sidekicks of cucumber and tomato. The dressing is a fresh garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, flat leave parsley and lime to keep it simple yet authentic. I’ve added a few kale chips to give the dish this extra crunch I like so much but you can also replace this element by some nice crunchy lettuce.
As for the filler… I’ve used a kamut couscous, which is packed with fibres and has a lower glycemic index than the normal kind. Taste Wise it’s nuttier in flavor. It could also be replaced by any filler like quinoa, orzo or Israeli couscous. For last but not the least element of the Greek buddha bowl; the chickpeas. A great proteins source which is being cultivated in Greece since 3000 B.C. Making this dish a healthy Greek Buddha bowl suitable for the lunch box or a quick dinner on weeknights. You’ll see, it’s going to become one of your favorite “fast and fabulous” weeknight dish!
So let’s get this greek sun shine!
Greek Buddha Bowl
- Feta Cheese
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Kale Chips
- Kamut Couscous (or normal)
- Kalamata olives
Greek Dressing (per serving)
- 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 lime or 1/2 lemon juice
- flat leave parsley finely chopped
- 1/2 garlic clove finely chopped
- Salt and pepper
- Cut and place the ingredients in the bowls
- Mix up the dressing ingredients and add to the bowl