Greek Goddess Buddha Bowl

May 15, 2017

This Greek Goddess Buddha Bowl will definitely make your taste buds feel quite euphoric! You’ll be saying, “Ohm, my yum!”

Buddha Bowls.  How has it possibly taken me this long to start eating these things? I’ve always wondered if eating these bowls would bring me to a state of complete Nirvana. Maybe I still have a little work to do on that, but my taste buds were certainly happy eating this bowl!  Of course, Buddha Bowls aren’t really about achieving a state of zen. They’re aptly named so because the bowls are over-stuffed like a happy Buddha belly!

Last week, I decided to look at the updated menu from a local restaurant.  They added Buddha bowls to their menu and had a Greek-inspired bowl that sounded amazing!  They make their bowl with chicken, quinoa, onions, feta cheese, tomatoes, and a couple other ingredients.  It seems like most of these bowls consist of the same balance – a protein, greens, a grain, and the rest is up to you!

So while I was deciding on what to make for lunch the other day, I decided to make a Greek-inspired Buddha bowl of my own.  I’ve been getting into a lunchtime funk lately.  If there’s not leftovers from the night before in the fridge, I feel kind of lost on what to eat.  But inspiration has found me once again!  

Enter the Greek Goddess Buddha Bowl!  Why am I calling this a “Greek Goddess” bowl?  Because I felt like I was feeding my inner goddess with every wholesome ingredient in this bowl.  This vegetarian bowl is made with rainbow quinoa, grape tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, baby spinach, olives, and feta cheese.  A homemade lemon tahini dressing is drizzled on top to complete this bowl.  

I love Greek food and Mediterranean inspired flavors.  It’s no surprise that I already had most of the ingredients to make this bowl already in my kitchen!  And the baby spinach was straight from the garden!  So I can only imagine how good this bowl will be with fresh cucumbers, onions, and grape tomatoes from the garden, too!


Greek Goddess Buddha Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rainbow quinoa, cooked
  • 1/4 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup mixed Greek olives
  • 1/4 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 2-3 thin slices of red onion
  • 2 tbsp. crumbled feta cheese
  • Lemon tahini dressing
  • Fresh Greek oregano, optional
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • For the lemon tahini dressing
  • 2 tbsp. tahini
  • 1 small lemon, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Water, as needed

Instructions

  1. Add quinoa, tomatoes, baby spinach, olives, cucumber, and onion to a bowl.
  2. Spoon crumbled feta into the middle of the bowl.
  3. Drizzle lemon tahini dressing on top.
  4. Garnish bowl with fresh Greek oregano.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
  6. To make lemon tahini dressing
  7. In a small bowl, whisk tahini, lemon, garlic, and olive oil together.
  8. If dressing is too thick, add a little water at a time.
  9. Continue to add water until desired consistency is achieved.
  10. Drizzle over bowl and serve.
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Clearly, a little inspiration goes a long way! I think I’ve found my new favorite way to incorporate Greek flavors into one dish! This Buddha bowl is a delicious lunch. Add a little protein, like grilled chicken, for a nice dinner entree!

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27 Comments

  • Reply kissmytulle May 19, 2017 at 3:01 PM

    I love quinoa is salads! This one is so pretty!

  • Reply sayhellonature May 20, 2017 at 7:10 AM

    This looks delicious! Smoothie bowls and Buddha bowls are some of my favorite dishes to make and eat! They always look so pretty and taste so good

    • Reply Jessica May 20, 2017 at 9:07 AM

      Thanks! I need to get into smoothie bowls more, but these Buddha bowls have been a lot of fun to make! A great way to use up some of the stuff in my fridge, too!

  • Reply Phyrra May 20, 2017 at 4:43 PM

    This looks so good. I’ve never made one before!

    • Reply Jessica May 21, 2017 at 12:40 PM

      Thanks! They’re a great way to eat healthy, but be adventurous with your food, too!

  • Reply helenfern May 21, 2017 at 5:17 PM

    That looks so delicious!! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!

  • Reply Claudia H. Blanton May 25, 2017 at 1:10 PM

    yum! I just love any clean bowl recipes, and I am always looking for an inspiration to create a wider variety of them. So, thank you for the inspiration, I will try this one for sure! Blessings!

    Claudia
    http://withinthepagesofabook.com

    • Reply Jessica May 25, 2017 at 3:56 PM

      Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy this Buddha bowl! They really are fun to make!

  • Reply Disney Magic Mommy May 25, 2017 at 2:02 PM

    That looks wonderful! It’s too pretty to eat, really!! I saw your link on the Thrifty Couple’s Link Party. Glad I stopped by.

    • Reply Jessica May 25, 2017 at 3:55 PM

      Thanks! Some of these bowls really are too pretty! Makes you not want to take a fork to them! The flavor’s worth it, though. I promise! 😉

  • Reply [email protected] May 26, 2017 at 5:47 PM

    I wish I had all the ingredients now! Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party! Pinning!

  • Reply twopurplecouches May 27, 2017 at 12:03 PM

    Quinoa is a favorite in our house but we usually fix it the same way. I’d love to change it up and try your buddha bowl recipe! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week. I’ll be featuring your recipe at our upcoming party. I hope you’ll stop by and link up again 🙂

    • Reply Jessica May 28, 2017 at 3:41 PM

      I’m always looking for different ways to use quinoa. Buddha bowls are a great way to switch it up! Enjoy!

  • Reply Hil D (@Raisingfairies) May 27, 2017 at 8:33 PM

    This looks delicious. I did something similar this week but not the dressing. Pinned to my group board for next time 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at #bloggerspotlight

    • Reply Jessica May 28, 2017 at 3:40 PM

      Thanks so much for pinning! I hope you enjoy this Buddha bowl!

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    Yumm! Pinned, and congrats on DIDI feature!
    Rita C at Panoply

    • Reply Jessica May 29, 2017 at 7:56 AM

      Thanks so much for pinning! Glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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    We will love your Greek Goddess Buddha Bowl. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon.
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    • Reply Jessica May 30, 2017 at 6:49 PM

      Thanks so much! Enjoy!

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