Greek-style Buddha bowl is a fab mix of halloumi, avocado, olives, veg and a pouch of mixed grains for a really healthy and balanced meal in one bowl. It just goes to show that salads don’t have to be boring! Salads are about so much more than just plain leaves – you can use a microwavable pouch of mixed grains in this one (it’s so much easier than having to boil them yourself, even if it is a bit of a cheat!), as well as halloumi cheese for a really filling meal. Enjoy this recipe with hummus, cucumber and a red pepper for a really colourful and nutritious meal
- 250g pouch of mixed grains
- 1 avocado
- ½ lime
- 1 red pepper
- 1tsp chopped dill
- handful of black olives
- 6 slices of halloumi cheese
- tub of hummus
- a small handful toasted pine nuts
- 1 lime
Microwave a 250g pouch of mixed grains to pack instructions and spoon out into 2 bowls. Slice 1 avocado, toss in the juice of ½ lime and add to the bowls.
Roughly chop 1 red pepper and add to the bowls. Chop an 8cm piece of cucumber, toss with 1tsp chopped dill and add to the peppers with a handful of black olives.
Heat a frying pan to hot and add 6 slices of halloumi cheese. Fry for 2 mins on each side until golden and crisp, and divide between the bowls. Top each with a large spoonful of hummus, a sprinkling of toasted pine nuts and a squeeze of lime juice.
Top tip for making Greek-style Buddha bowl
Scale up and you can serve this salad at a picnic or barbecue. If you serve it with some flatbread, everyone can tear and share and help themselves.