Mean Green Buddha Bowl

Crazy over Healthy Vegetarian Mean Green Buddha Bowl Recipe (Vegan & Paleo Option!) |

Mean Green Buddha Bowl

Yield: 4 bowls

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Healthy Mean Green Buddha Bowl Recipe, a vegetarian (or vegan) dinner idea for healthy food in a hurry. With less than 10 ingredients, these buddha bowls are delicious!


  • 2 heads broccoli, cut into florets
  • 2 heads swiss chard
  • 1 cup shelled edamame
  • 1 avocado
  • 3/4 cup salsa verde (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 eggs, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Spread the broccoli florets out on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Then salt and pepper liberally. Roast for 15-20 minutes until crusty around the edges.
  2. Meanwhile, pull the leaves off the swiss chard and place them in a large pot. Add 1/4 cup water and salt and pepper liberally. Cover and turn on medium heat. Allow the swiss chard to wilt, stirring occasionally.
  3. Place the frozen edamame in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 2-3 minutes, until warmed through.
  4. To Assemble: Divide the roasted broccoli, wilted swiss chard, and steamed edamame into four bowls keeping them in separate piles. Slice an avocado, then fan the avocado slices over the veggies in each bowl. Spoon salsa verde over each bowl and sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Then top with a warm fried egg, if desired.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 bowls, Serving Size: 4

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 301 Calories
  • Total Fat: 23.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.6g
  • Cholesterol: 164mg
  • Sodium: 381mg
  • Carbohydrates: 13.7g
  • Fiber: 6.2g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Protein: 12.4g
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23 comments on “Mean Green Buddha Bowl

  1. Amyposted January 5, 2016 at 6:44 am Reply

    Now this is a bowl of goodness.

    Rating: 5
  2. Cherolynposted January 5, 2016 at 8:06 pm Reply

    This looks delicious!  How do you make such a beautiful fried egg?  My fried eggs always have that weird burned edge.

    • Sommerposted January 6, 2016 at 10:51 am Reply

      Hi Cherolyn! Try frying them in a nonstick skillet on medium to medium-low heat. Happy Cooking!

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  4. Lizposted January 6, 2016 at 11:42 am Reply

    Oh, yeah! I need more easy, healthy dinner options! Your Buddha bowls would hit the spot!

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  6. Kylieposted February 4, 2016 at 3:48 am Reply

    Hi…..that looks delicious……I love everything in the bowl. I’m quite picky when it comes to veggies there is a lot I don’t  like. Thanks for sharing this recipe, will definitely try! 

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  12. Ilonaposted January 11, 2017 at 5:54 am Reply

    What could I use instead of edamame? I’m afraid I won’t be able to buy it where I live.

    • Sommerposted January 12, 2017 at 12:18 pm Reply

      Hi Ilona!

      What about fava beans, lima beans, or even some variety of white beans?

  13. Nakiaposted February 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm Reply

    This dish is amazing! I need to increase my avocado intake so I’m researching various yummy recipes and your recipe was a big hit! The only change I made was omitting the salsa verde and made a cilantro lime dressing instead. I couldn’t find salsa verde in the grocery store (they were out) but the cilantro lime dressing worked just fine. I was very surprised the egg worked so well with the dish. This is a keeper!

    Rating: 5
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