Greek Buddha Bowl Recipe

February 21, 2018 by Jenny Melrose

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I’ve found that the perfect lunch idea is a Buddha Bowl Recipe because I’m able to get tons of nutrients mid-day which allows me to power through the rest of my day.  Plus, I can feel full afterwards.  My recent craving for Greek flavors inspired this Greek Buddha Bowl Recipe, which is still packed with nutrients, but has a bit more healthy fats thrown in.

Greek Buddha Bowl Recipe in a white bowl with a fork next to it pictured from above as well as an up close picture of the Greek Buddha Bowl

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A buddha bowl recipe usually starts with a leafy green base that then incorporates seasonal vegetables, a grain, a protein and some healthy fats.  With our twist on the buddha bowl recipe to add in some Greek flavors there’s a bit more healthy fats, but it’s definitely still a recipe I can feel good about eating.   Beside who can resist tzatziki?!  I swear I would put it on just about anything.  It’s that good!

Ingredients for the Greek Buddha Bowl Recipe of roasted zucchini, sweet potatoes and chickpeas. Also pictured is spinach, quinoa, peas, olives, feta cheese, garlic hummus and tzatziki

Buddha Bowl Recipe Possible Ingredients

  • Leafy greens – spinach, kale, swiss chard, arugula and spring mix.
  • Vegetables (roasted, cooked or raw) – zucchini, sweet potatoes, squash, eggplant, brussel sprouts, beets, carrots, peas, red cabbage and broccoli.
  • Grains – quinoa, brown rice, or farro.
  • Protein – tofu, chickpeas, edamame, tempeh or beans.
  • Healthy fats – feta, hummus, tzatziki, avocado, cashews, almonds or sunflower seeds

Greek Buddha Bowl Recipe in a white bowl with a fork on a white napkin with unicorn gold in the background

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Buddha Bowl Recipe Tips

  • The name buddha bowl comes from the fact that it is made in a bowl and that the bowl is often overflowing giving it the appearance of a buddha’s belly.
  • There truly is no wrong way to make a buddha bowl.
  • In order for a buddha bowl recipe to qualify as vegan, you would need to use vegan ingredients that do not come from an animal.
  • The protein source in a buddha bowl recipe can also be chicken, beef or fish, but this is not the traditional form.
  • Creating a buddha bowl recipe is the perfect way to clean out your refrigerator.
  • The buddha bowl should consist of a leafy green, vegetables, a grain, protein and healthy fats.
  • You can change the flavor of your buddha bowl recipe by using specific spices and seasoning on your vegetables.

Greek Buddha Bowl Recipe pictured from above with a fork and napkin next to the bowl

Greek Buddha Bowl Recipe for Lunch

Nothing quite says a nutritious and delicious lunch like a Greek Buddha Bowl recipe.  This buddha bowl is bursting with seasonal roasted vegetables and is packed with protein.  It is the perfect lunch to leave you feeling full.

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Greek Buddha Bowl Recipe

A Greek Buddha Bowl recipe starts with leafy greens.  The second layer includes roasted vegetables and quinoa.  The Greek Buddha Bowl is finished with tzatziki, hummus and feta cheese.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people


Vegetables for Roasting

  • 1 sweet potato peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 zucchini chopped
  • 1 can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • dash sea salt

Ingredients for buddha bowl

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup quinoa prepared based on brand instructions
  • 1/2 cup peas cooked
  • crumbled feta cheese
  • kalamata olives
  • 1 tbsp garlic hummus
  • 1 tbsp tzatziki


Roasted Vegetables

  1. Preheat the oven for 450 F.

  2. On a baking sheet place the chopped sweet potatoes and zucchini and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.

  3. In a separate baking sheet place the chickpeas and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.

  4. Place both baking sheets in the oven and roast until the vegetables are soft.

Compiling the Buddha Bowl

  1. Place the spinach in the bottom of the bowl.

  2. Add the roasted vegetables, cooked peas and quinoa on top of the spinach.

  3. Top the vegetables with the olives, feta cheese, hummus and drizzle tzatziki over the top.

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  • Nick @

    The key to eating a healthy lunch is to plan ahead. Prepping a few of these bowls ahead of time is the way to go. It will prevent you from running out to buy an expensive lunch every day!

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