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  • Writer's pictureKevin Dam

"Delicious and Nutritious: How to Create the Perfect Greek Buddha Bowl"

Enjoy the vibrant and delectable flavors of the Mediterranean with this Greek Buddha Bowl, a healthy and customizable dish that's easy to put together. Here are the steps, including some tips and tricks to elevate your bowl.


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  • Dish name: Greek Buddha Bowl

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean/Greek

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes

  • Cooking time: None

  • Yield: 4 servings


Ingredients:


  • 2 cups cooked quinoa or brown rice

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1 cup cucumber, sliced

  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved

  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

  • 1 avocado, sliced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Lemon wedges for serving

  • Salt and pepper to taste


For the Greek dressing:


  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • Salt and pepper to taste


Instructions:


  1. Divide the cooked quinoa or brown rice among four bowls.

  2. Arrange cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, red onion, chickpeas, olives, and feta cheese over the grains in each bowl.

  3. Place avocado slices on top and drizzle with olive oil. Squeeze a lemon wedge over each bowl for extra freshness.

  4. In a small jar, combine the Greek dressing ingredients, close the lid, and shake well until emulsified.

  5. Drizzle the Greek dressing over each bowl before serving.

  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Tips and Tricks:


  • Grains: Use a fork to fluff the grains after cooking for a lighter texture in the bowl.

  • Dressing: Make the Greek dressing in advance to allow the flavors to meld together.

  • Customize Your Protein: Add grilled chicken, lamb, or tofu for a protein boost.

  • Load on Vegetables: Including a variety of colors and textures not only makes the bowl visually appealing but also ensures you're getting a range of nutrients.

  • Chickpea Crunch: For added texture, try roasting the chickpeas before adding them to the bowl.

  • Marinate Onions: To take the sharp edge off the red onions, marinate them in the dressing for a few minutes before adding them to the bowl.

  • Serving Temperature: Feel free to serve the grains warm or at room temperature based on your preference.

  • Herb Freshness: Add fresh herbs like dill, parsley, or mint to bring a pop of brightness to the bowl.

  • Cheese Options: If you prefer vegan options, you can replace feta cheese with vegan cheese or simply omit it.


greek Budha Bowl

Craft your vibrant Greek Buddha Bowl and savor the fresh, fulfilling combination that's perfect for a nutritious lunch or dinner!

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