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Mediterranean Buddha Bowl

My Mediterranean Buddha Bowl recipe just might be your new go-to summer meal.

Mediterranean Buddha Bowl recipe

Hi friends!

For me summer is all about fast, healthy and light meals.  I love finding new ways to use lots of fresh veggies, especially from the garden this time of year.  This Healthy & Colorful Mediterranean Buddha Bowl recipe is packed with fresh crisp veggies, protein and vitamin rich quinoa and easy store bought hummus.  It’s then topped with fresh lemon, salty feta and a homemade Lemon Tahini Dressing.  The flavors are simple but when they come together it is one really fabulous meal.

Mediterranean Buddha Bowl recipe

Here’s how to make my Mediterranean Buddha Bowl recipe…

The only hard parts about his recipe are cooking the quinoa and making the Lemon Tahini Dressing.

You can cut your prep time by making the quinoa ahead of time and keeping it in the fridge.  For extra flavor I like to cook the quinoa in vegetable broth instead of water… but even if you just have water there is lots of flavor here.

Mediterranean Buddha Bowl recipe

The Lemon Tahini Dressing is a fridge staple in my world.  This simple dressing goes with so much — Roasted Broccoli Pasta Bowl, Salmon & Kale Salad & Grilled Vegetable Buddha Bowl just to name a few!  I love keeping a batch in the fridge to use with salads, bowls and roasted veggies all week.

Mediterranean Buddha Bowl recipe

The rest of this Mediterranean Buddha Bowl recipe is basically just assembly.  I start with a base of quinoa and spinach.  I then add sweet tomatoes, crisp cucumbers and purple onion to bring more color.  The final touch is a dollop of your favorite store bought hummus.

The tahini dressing and extra lemon is mandatory… the feta is optional.  If you are dairy-free or vegan you can easily leave it off.

Mediterranean Buddha Bowl recipe

Either way this summer meal could not be easier or tastier!  I promise these simple flavors will totally knock your socks off and make you a fan of simple bowl dinners.

Give my Mediterranean Buddha Bowl recipe and let me know what you think….

Mediterranean Buddha Bowl recipe

Mediterranean Buddha Bowl recipe

You'll love this healthy and fast Mediterranean Buddha Bowl recipe with feta and Lemon Tahini Dressing!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Servings 1 person
Calories 473 kcal


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup cucumbers, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onions
  • 1/4 cup hummus
  • 2 tablespoons feta **
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon tahini dressing *


  • Cook the quinoa in salted water or broth according to package instructions.  After it's cooked season the quinoa with additional salt, pepper and half the lemon juice.  Reserve the other half of the lemon for garnish.
  • Assemble the bowl by putting the quinoa and spinach on the bottom of the bowl as a base.  Then add the cucumbers, tomatoes and sliced red onions.  Add the hummus and lemon.  Drizzle with the lemon tahini dressing!


* Here's my recipe for Homemade Lemon Tahini Dressing.
** To make vegan leave off the feta!


Calories: 473kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 21gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 661mgPotassium: 1028mgFiber: 14gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 3321IUVitamin C: 85mgCalcium: 280mgIron: 6mg
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 Mediterranean Buddha Bowl recipe


Your turn!

What kind of food do you like to eat in the summer?

I’m linking up my Mediterranean Buddha Bowl recipe with: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!
By | 2020-06-19T13:23:03-04:00 May 22nd, 2018|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Vegetarian Meals|10 Comments


  1. Amanda May 23, 2018 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Love how colorful this recipe is! A bowl full of veggies with tahini sauce is right up my ally! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Kristy from Southern In Law May 23, 2018 at 5:59 am - Reply

    Ooh, I love Mediterranean flavours so this is perfect!!

    In the summer I’m all about fresh flavours!

  3. Brian Jones May 23, 2018 at 2:12 am - Reply

    5 stars
    That looks so incredibly light and delicious, such fab flavours.

  4. [email protected] May 22, 2018 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    I love this time of year when salads are easily accessible and in season…yum!

  5. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups May 22, 2018 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    This looks so fresh and tasty! What a great summer meal.

  6. [email protected] May 22, 2018 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    I just made a bowl just like this but with meatballs! I love the Mediterranean direction of this one!

  7. Erinn May 22, 2018 at 11:23 am - Reply

    How beautiful is this dish! Never tried a buddha bowl, but I love all of these ingredients! Tahini dressing is the!

  8. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real May 22, 2018 at 7:43 am - Reply

    Yum! When I used to make quinoa, I had to cook it in broth. It adds so much flavor compared to water.

  9. Wendy May 22, 2018 at 7:18 am - Reply

    Looks beautiful and delicious! Pinned for later.

  10. Mary Jean Henson May 22, 2018 at 7:17 am - Reply

    Love these Buddha bowls. Thanks for sharing.

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