Greek Buddha Bowl is a fun vegetarian dish with feta, chickpeas, Kamut couscous, cucumber, tomato, kale chips and Kalamata olives. Topped with a Greek dressing for a healthy bite.

This Greek buddha bowl will bring you right to sunny Greece without having to pay for a plane ticket. It’s a hearty and fun vegetarian dish that will give you all the energy you need. Also, a really fast dish to make, done in under 10-15 minutes and tastes fantastic. I love those buddha bowls, they give you that feeling of abundance although light.

Greek Bouddha Bowl

The Greek Touch

For this Greek version, I’ve added feta cheese to give that extra “smooth” factor, Kalamata olive and typical cucumber and tomato. The dressing is the usual Greek one using fresh garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, flat leave parsley and lime.

Kamut Couscous

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. It’s an interesting grain this Kamut seed, it contains 30% more protein and fatty acids than normal wheat. Gluten-intolerant people often can process these grains better! Of course, in this bowl, it could be replaced by any filler like quinoa, orzo or Israeli couscous.

Chickpea as Protein

Greek Buddha Bowl

Last but not the least; the chickpeas. A great protein source which is being cultivated in Greece since 3000 B.C. making this dish complete. Chickpeas are a great addition to any meal and are filled with health benefits (Check out this link if you want to know more). Although, you could replace the chickpeas with some nice white beans.

Alternative ingredients

I’ve added a few kale chips to give the dish this extra crunch. Here is my recipe for Truffle Kale Chips recipe otherwise they sell them in many supermarkets now. On another note, a few bell pepper pieces in there would be a great crunch also!

Greek Buddha Bowl

Polyvalent

This Buddha bowl is served cold or luck warm meaning it’s suitable for work lunch, picnic, potluck or simply dinner. You can add the dressing ahead of time, and let it get soaked into the chickpeas. You’ll see, this bowl is going to become one of your favourite “fast and fabulous” bowls to make!

So let’s get this Greek sun to shine!

Greek Buddha Bowl

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 616
Greek Buddha Bowl is a fun vegetarian dish with feta, chickpeas, Kamut couscous, cucumber, tomato, kale chips and Kalamata olives. Topped with a Greek dressing for a healthy bite.

Ingredients

  • 300 g chickpeas
  • 200 g feta cheese (cut into small cubes)
  • 20 cherry tomatoes (cut into 2)
  • 200 g kamut couscous (or quinoa)
  • 1 cucumber (cut into small cubes)
  • Kalamata olives (pited)
  • kale chips (or lettuce or your choice)

The Greek dressing

  • 60 ml olive oil
  • 3 limes
  • 2 tbsp parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove (pressed or finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper

Instructions 

  • Cut and place the ingredients in the bowls (or chickpea first into a container).
  • In a small bowl, mix the dressing ingredients until homogenous.
  • Add the dressing to the Buddha bowls.

Notes

Can be served lukewarm or cold. 
Author: thefoodolic
Calories: 616kcal
Course: Plato principal
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Bouddha bowl, chickpeas, feta, garlic, gluten free, Greek, kamut couscous, low carb, tomato sauce, vegetarian

Nutrition

Calories: 616kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 477mg | Potassium: 681mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 281IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 6mg
Nutrition Facts
Greek Buddha Bowl
Amount per Serving
Calories
616
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
24
g
37
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
11
g
Cholesterol
 
27
mg
9
%
Sodium
 
477
mg
21
%
Potassium
 
681
mg
19
%
Carbohydrates
 
82
g
27
%
Fiber
 
15
g
63
%
Sugar
 
9
g
10
%
Protein
 
28
g
56
%
Vitamin A
 
281
IU
6
%
Vitamin C
 
29
mg
35
%
Calcium
 
111
mg
11
%
Iron
 
6
mg
33
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

34 Comments

  1. I’m a big fan of couscous, and this kind sounds healthier. This combination will have you full of energy for most of the day. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I rarely cook with couscous but I really like the nutty texture of it. I always thought quinoa is a relative of couscous (is it?) And coming back to your buddha bowl, looks super delish.

    • Couscous is an actual part of wheat and quinoa a grain of its own. Both makes great fillers and goes great with this buddha bowl.

  3. Totally LOVE greek food. Anything with feta and olives is perfect. This looks like a totally delicious dinner for any night of the week.

  4. You’ve made one of my favorite meals–so many flavors and textures. So filling and good in so many ways! Looks amazing.

  5. Oh wow – love everything about this!!!! The addition of kale chips is such a great idea – love kale chips!

  6. That looks almost too pretty to eat! I am definitely going to add this to my lunch menu (maybe without the olives though because I am not a fan) lol.

  7. My goodness, when I looked at your site and your pictures, they reminded me my Instagram (evaisco) account… this is so similar to something I would do. I love your salad! I am a salad eater myself. But recently I got into vegan soups as well. I am glad we are able to share our path with each other. Vegan recipes are a great treasure. Check our what I do to improve my health on my site. I am happy to share the story with everyone. Check my slow-simmered squash soup recipe. The best dinner for the family! Namaste.

  8. There’s all of the flavors of Greece there. So healthy and fresh looking. Just right for the warmer weather coming along.

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  11. Love this Buddha bowl. Wish I could find more vegan birds bowls that are as easy and good as this.

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