Meatballs get a Greek spin with ground turkey, green onion, spinach and fresh dill. Served over a bed of Greek salad with bell peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers, this recipe screams all things fresh. Try topping with a little Greek yogurt, adding olives or sprinkling with fresh herbs.
Nutrition Tip: Spinach provides the body with an ample amount of vitamin K, which is vital for healthy blood clotting. Cooking raw spinach down gives you the opportunity to sneak it into dips, eggs, and even oatmeal!
There’s nothing like a big, hearty bowl of food to really hit the spot. And this Greek Meatball Buddha Bowl does not disappoint. Packed with flavor and nutrients, this dish is sure to leave you feeling satisfied.
The juicy meatballs are cooked to perfection and nestled on top of a bed of fresh Greek salad. The bell peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers add a nice crunch to the dish, while the feta cheese and olives give it a delicious salty flavor.
Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a fun dish to bring to your next potluck, this Greek Meatball Buddha Bowl is sure to please.
Related: Try our Greek Chicken Bowls!
A Big Bowl of Nutrients
This Greek meatball Buddha bowl is a big bowl of nutrients. It’s filled to the brim with ground turkey breast, garlic, green onions, spinach, bell peppers, romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, and cucumber.
Aside from being a delicious and lean meat, turkey is also packed with nutrients that can benefit your health. Turkey is a good source of protein and contains high levels of vitamins B6 and B12, as well as selenium and zinc.
Onions are often used as a flavoring agent in cooking, but they also offer some serious health benefits. onions are rich in antioxidants and have been shown to reduce inflammation, lower blood sugar levels, and fight cancer.
Spinach is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. It’s loaded with vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, iron, and calcium. Spinach is also a good source of fiber and has been shown to improve gut health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes.
One cup of romaine lettuce contains 3 grams of fiber, about half a gram of protein, and 35 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin A. Romaine has also been shown to reduce cholesterol levels and prevent obesity.
The bell pepper adds a touch of sweetness and brings more health benefits to the buddha bowl party too. Bell peppers, like all fruits and veggies, are rich in antioxidants. Then, there are the grape tomatoes, and cucumber coming in hot with vitamin A (in the grape tomatoes), and vitamin C and fiber in both. Cucumber also brings in potassium and high water content helping the body to stay hydrated.
Related: Try our Greek Stuffed Celery
The Meatballs Bring a Plethora of Flavor to An Already Tasty Greek Salad
Who knew that the one thing missing from a Greek salad all this time that would take it over the top with flavor was Greek meatballs?
The best part is they couldn’t be easier to make. Ground turkey breast comes together with garlic, green onions, egg, spinach, breadcrumbs, dill, salt and pepper in large bowl and voila! You’ve got a meatball mixture that will have your friends begging for the recipe.
These tasty meatballs are perfect in this buddha bowl sure, but they can also be added to other dishes too. Chop em up and add them into a whole wheat pita with some tzatziki and lettuce and tomato for a quick and tasty gyro inspired lunch. Or add them to some orzo and roasted veggies sprinkled with Italian seasoning for a Greek spin on an Italian orzo salad.
The meatballs can be kept in the refrigerator for up to four days. They also freeze well, allowing them to be stored in the freezer for up to four months.
To reheat, simply thaw the meatballs overnight in the refrigerator. Once thawed, the meatballs can be reheated in an oven or in the microwave.
Greek Meatball Buddha Bowl
- 1 pound lean ground turkey breast
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 green onions chopped
- 1 large egg beaten
- 1 cup spinach chopped
- 1/4 cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon dill
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 head romaine lettuce chopped
- 1 red bell pepper sliced
- 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
- 1/2 cucumber sliced
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Combine turkey, garlic, green onions, egg, spinach, breadcrumbs, dill, salt and pepper in large bowl. Mix well. Shape into 16 golf ball-sized meatballs.
- Place meatballs on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through.
- Meanwhile, divide salad kit into 4 bowls. Top with meatballs, red peppers, tomatoes and cucumber.