Easy Couscous ‘Buddha Bowls’

Buddha bowl is a weird term. Basically, it’s a salad.

It has proteins, vegetables and grains. Much like many salads.

I think the main difference is that they’re more Instagrammable and Pinnable than an average salad.

So, I thought I’d have a go at one, using some basic ingredients I already had in the fridge and store cupboard. 

The protein? Feta cheese.


My grain? Couscous. OK, so it’s not strictly a grain but it’s the only thing I had to hand.

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This recipe serves 2 and takes 10 minutes.

What you need

  • Mediterranean couscous
  • Half a cucumber, diced
  • 1 avocado, halved and sliced
  • 1 sweet yellow pepper, sliced
  • 2 sweet vine tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 150 g Greek feta
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Chilli flakes
  • Juice of half a lime
  • a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

What to do

Make your couscous as per packet instructions.

Whilst it’s absorbing the water, get to choppin’ all your veggies.

Once the couscous is ready, fluff with a fork and drizzle with the olive oil, if using.

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To assemble your Buddha bowl:

Divide the couscous between two shallow bowls.

Starting at one side of the bowl, add your cucumber in a little pile. Follow suit with the tomato, sweet peppers, then fill the gap with half an avocado.

Squeeze fresh lime juice over the avocado and the rest of the salad, then crumble over the Greek feta cheese.

Season with black pepper and chilli flakes. Standby and get ready to take a bird’s-eye view snap for Instagram, and enjoy.

Standby and get ready to take a bird’s-eye view snap for Instagram! and enjoy.

Don’t forget #buddhabowls, #cleaneating, #lunchideas, post and ennnnjoy.

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