Greek-style Buddha bowl

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Greek grain salad
Greek grain salad
  • Serves: 2

  • Total time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

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
  • cucumber
  • 1tsp chopped dill
  • handful of black olives
  • 6 slices of halloumi cheese
  • tub of hummus
  • a small handful toasted pine nuts
  • 1 lime

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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 674(kcal)
  • Fat 45.0g
  • Saturates 11.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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