This Ultimate Mediterranean Bowl with tender-crispy Greek potatoes is a flavor bomb in a bowl. The authentic Greek potatoes are roasted until tender but crispy and are irresistibly delicious.
I mean a bowl full of creamy, crispy Greek Potatoes, rich roasted red pepper harissa sauce, tangy cucumbers, and loads of veggies - what could be better? Let the drooling begin!
The star (maybe co-star) of this bowl is killer Greek Potatoes, and they are incredible!!! This old, family, potato recipe was generously shared with me by a lovely foodie friend, Joanne at The Olive and Mango. They are tender, slightly crispy with golden, crunchy bits, and bursting with lemony-garlicky-oregano goodness. These Greek Potatoes are super easy to make, you guys; and they are succulent! I could eat a pan of these every night to myself.
Also starring is the rich, chunky, Roasted Red Pepper Harissa sauce which is a riff on my Romesco Sauce. I added a twist or two to switch up the flavor. It's still got all the traditional goodies - roasted red pepper, almonds, tomatoes, garlic, and lemon; but I added sun-dried tomatoes and harissa seasoning!
This is a left-over bowl so I added some brown rice, but you can add any grain you have on hand for example quinoa is a great choice.
How to Make a Vegan Buddha Bowl
Managing the components in a recipe is a skill that takes a bit of practice to master - keep reading for a few tips to help make this recipe fuss free . . .
- Turn the oven to broil. Broil the red peppers. If you bought a jar of roasted peppers, skip this step.
- Cut and prepare the potatoes next. I've made this recipe with both mini potatoes and russets, both were delicious - so use what you have on hand.
- While the potatoes are baking, make the Roasted Red Pepper Harissa sauce.
- Chop the remaining vegetables and herbs.
- Divide everything between some pretty bowls, top with fresh herbs and enjoy!
I'm sure your family and friends will be oohing and ahhing over this big vegan rice bowl just like mine does!
More Delicious Vegan Bowl Recipes
Spicy Satay Tofu Peanut Bowl - this bowl is easy to make and a top family favorite!
Chopped Salad with Tex Mex Dressing - Spicy, smoky, creamy and nourishing! Not boring!!
Lemon Fennel Orzo Bowl - all the yummy flavors + textures of sensational vegan comfort food!
Greek Salad with Vegan Feta Cheese - crunchy, healthy and bright (plus hearty meal option).
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Ultimate Mediterranean Bowl with Greek Potatoes (vegan)
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Greek Roasted Potatoes
- 5 pounds potatoes
- 1 cup vegetable stock
- ¼ cup oil
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 1 tbsp oregano, dry leaves
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp vegan butter (optional)
Roasted Red Pepper Harissa Sauce
- 1 - 2 red peppers, roasted
- ½ cup almonds
- 2 cloves garlic
- ½ cup whole peeled San Marzano tomatoes, canned
- ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes (in oil)
- 2-4 tsp harissa seasoning (to taste)
- 2 tbsp sherry vinegar
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- ¼ - ½ cup parsley
Additional Bowl Ingredients
- 1 cucumber, cut into quarters (chunks)
- lemon juice, S&P
- 10 - 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 10 olives, black or green
- 1-2 cups cooked brown rice or quinoa (optional)
- vegan feta cheese (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400º FMake Vegetable stock (I use Better than Bouillon).
GREEK ROASTED POTATOES
- 3-5 pounds of potatoes, I used the small (mini) potatoes and cut the bigger ones in half. The original recipe uses russets, cut in half lengthwise and then into wedges.
- Place in large roasting pan and cover with remaining ingredients (vegetable stock to sea salt), toss well to incorporate.
- Place pan in preheated oven, tightly covered, for 30 minutes. Remove lid, stir well, and continue to cook for an additional 20-30 minutes (depending on how large your potatoes are).
- If you want the potatoes a little crispier, add the butter and broil for the last minute or two.
ROASTED RED PEPPER HARISSA SAUCE
- Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until desired consistency is reached.
- You can use fresh tomatoes instead of canned, and jarred roasted red peppers instead of roasting your own but this will change the flavour somewhat.
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
- For this bowl I had some leftover brown rice so I used that up (you can use any grain, rice, quinoa or skip).
- Slice cucumbers or cut into chunks, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a sprinkle of salt.
- Add a pile of greens to a bowl, some roasted Greek potatoes, red pepper sauce, cucumber slices, a few cherry tomato halves, half an avocado, a few olives, vegan feta cheese (optional), fresh oregano/parsley and hot pepper flakes for garnish.
- Serve as a bowl or in a pita and enjoy for dinner or lunch.
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