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Easy + Healthy Greek Salmon Buddha Bowls Recipe

by Heather

These healthy Greek salmon buddha bowls are super nourishing, fiber-filled, and packed with tons of colorful vegetables. You’ll love the Greek spin on this flavorful big bowl meal – from the herby roasted salmon, chickpeas, and red pepper to the feta cucumber dip – the flavors pair so well together. This high-protein meal is ready in under 30 minutes and can be prepped in advance too!

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Easy + Healthy Greek Salmon Buddha Bowls Recipe

Easy + Healthy Greek Salmon Buddha Bowls Recipe

I am obsessed with all of the flavors in this bowl!

You’re getting tons of healthy muscle-building protein and gut-loving fiber with the wild salmon and crunchy roasted chickpeas.

Next, we add in the color and micronutrients with fresh veggies – lots of leafy greens, juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, roasted bell peppers, red onion, and spring onions. This combination of veggies works so well together but you can add more and use what you have!

Then we bring in extra flavor with toppings! Anytime feta is involved, I am down.

Between the sprinkle of feta cheese, fresh herbs, and the Good Foods Feta Cucumber Dip for our buddha bowl dressing, this meal turns into something special that everyone in the family will love.

The dip alone is super delicious, and then when you pair it with this large bowl of goodness, you’ll want to repeat it over and over again. Plus, it is made with high-quality ingredients.

If you’re a fan of tzatziki sauce, you have to give this feta cucumber dip a try! You can find Feta Cucumber in stores near you using the store locator tool on the Good Foods website.

salmon buddha bowl recipe

What is a buddha bowl?

I have been a buddha bowl fan for such a long time, and we have tons of bowl recipes to try. I’ll list some favorites below that you’ll want to try out too.

There are many different names for a buddha bowl. I’ve heard it called nourish bowls, a power bowl, macro bowl, and hippie bowls.

There is no one best buddha bowl recipe, but there is a great idea behind it. A healthy buddha bowl is a bowl that contains vegetables, meat or vegetable proteins, carbohydrates, fat, and of course, flavor!

This Greek bowl is always a must-try and super easy to make.

More healthy bowl recipes to enjoy:

Greek Buddha Bowl Recipe

Why you’ll love this salmon buddha bowl recipe

High Protein – For me, a healthy meal has to have plenty of protein in it. This meal gives you everything you’re looking for – protein, healthy fats, fiber-rich carbohydrates and lots of veggies. You can add a bed of brown rice for whole grains or cauliflower rice for even more veggie goodness!

Customizable for the whole family – I like to serve all the components in separate bowls and let everyone build their bowl how they like. It’s a great way to give kids a say in what their plate (or bowl) looks like. I find my kids are more likely to try something new if they can take a tiny amount too.

Tons of nourishment – This bowl is basically a greek salad with extra goodness added in.

Fresh ingredients you need for this healthy buddha bowl

Fresh ingredients you need for this healthy buddha bowl

Scroll down to view the full recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions.

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How to make Greek power bowls

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2: Mix the herbs and seasonings together in a small bowl. Place the fresh salmon on a baking sheet and pat dry with a paper towel, then brush ½ tbsp olive oil on the top of the salmon. Sprinkle half of the herb mixture on and press into the salmon. Set aside.

Step 3: On the other baking pan, add the chickpeas and red peppers. Pour the remaining oil and seasoning on the beans and diced peppers. Toss to combine and place in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Step 4: After 10 minutes, gently mix the chickpeas and peppers, and add the prepared salmon into the oven for baking. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the salmon is cooked through to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. The chickpeas and bell pepper will be golden then too. Remove from the oven.

Step 5: Now assemble your healthy green power bowls! Into a large shallow bowl, add a bed of greens, roasted chickpeas, roasted red pepper, thin slices of cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion, salmon, a generous serving of the Feta Cucumber Dip, feta, herbs and green onion. Enjoy!

Watch me make this healthy recipe

The full how to video can be watched below, or on my YouTube channel!

How to make this a meal prep recipe

I love meal prepping meals like this for a delicious lunch that is quick to put together. Here is the best way to meal prep these buddha bowls.

Prepare all of the components and let the cooked items cool to room temperature. Once cooled, you can prep these two different ways.

The first option is to fully build your bowls in large airtight containers or mason jars. When it’s time to eat, all you have to do is mix and enjoy!

You could also put each of the individual items in its own container and then build the bowls as needed.

Want to prepare more than 3 servings? Double this recipe to enjoy it all week long!

greek buddha bowl recipe

Substitutions, optional variations & dietary adjustments

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this greek buddha bowl recipe. 

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Extra virgin olive oil – You can easily swap in avocado oil for olive oil here. I would not suggest an oil like sesame oil as the flavors won’t translate very well.

Salmon – You can swap in a different fish or use shrimp here too. Any protein will do. Try chicken for greek chicken bowls, or opt for greek tofu for a vegan greek buddha bowl. Ground turkey, ground chicken or ground pork work great too!

Leafy greens – You can swap the tender leafy greens for kale here. Before adding to a bowl, massage the kale with a little olive oil + rice wine vinegar, lemon juice or lime juice to soften it slightly. If rice vinegar is a bit strong for you, add a tiny bit of maple syrup in to balance it out.

greek buddha bowl recipe

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Easy + Healthy Greek Salmon Buddha Bowls Recipe

These healthy Greek salmon buddha bowls are super nourishing, fiber-filled, and packed with tons of colorful vegetables. You’ll love the Greek spin on this flavorful big bowl meal – from the herby roasted salmon, chickpeas, and red pepper to the feta cucumber dip – the flavors pair so well together. This high-protein meal is ready in under 30 minutes and can be prepped in advance too!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Total Time23 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 435kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Mix the herbs and seasonings together in a small bowl. Place the fresh salmon on a baking sheet and pat dry with a paper towel, then brush ½ tbsp olive oil on the top of the salmon. Sprinkle half of the herb mixture on and press into the salmon. Set aside.
  • On the other baking pan, add the chickpeas and red peppers. Pour the remaining oil and seasoning on the beans and diced peppers. Toss to combine and place in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, gently mix the chickpeas and peppers, and add the prepared salmon into the oven for baking. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the salmon is cooked through to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. The chickpeas and bell pepper will be golden then too. Remove from the oven.
  • Now assemble your healthy green power bowls! Into a large shallow bowl, add a bed of greens, roasted chickpeas, roasted red pepper, thin slices of cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion, salmon, a generous serving of the Feta Cucumber Dip, feta, herbs and green onion. Enjoy!
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Nutrition

Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 387mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2498IU | Vitamin C: 79mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 1mg
greek salmon buddha bowls

If you try this easy weeknight dinner recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

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2 comments

Ella April 25, 2024 - 5:52 am

5 stars
So full of flavor! Helps me hit my protein goals with lots of veggies – making again!

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Heather June 3, 2024 - 1:04 pm

Yay, glad you enjoyed it Ella! Thanks for coming here and sharing 🙂

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