Couscous Shrimp Buddha Bowl #Fishfridayfoodies

Buddha bowl is combination of grains, greens etc., wherein you are getting a bowl full of complete proteins – all the essential nutrients that your body requires. A Buddha bowl signifies Buddha’s belly! Making a Buddha bowls is no fuss, versatile, easy, nutritious complete salad / meal.

I was surfing  the net about Buddha Bowls, it says that " a Buddha Bowl is always vegetarian, and usually vegan ". But we Fish Friday Foodies have decided to change this saying by creating our own version of Buddha Bowls. Our Host of the month Sue Lau choose this theme for our Fish Friday event " Buddha Bowls - Healthy one bowl meal with fish or seafood, vegetables, grains and other proteins, etc."

Thank you Sue Lau for choosing this wonderful theme, enjoyed making this one bowl  nutritious meal.

Serve 2
1 Cup Couscous
2 Cups Hot Water
1 Small Chicken cube
1 Large White Onion - sliced
1 Medium Bell Pepper - diced
1 Tablespoon Chopped Jalapeno
15 Pitted Whole Green Olives
1 Medium Cucumber - chopped
1 Large Tomato - chopped
1/4 Cup Coriander Leaves - chopped
A Few Mints leaves - chopped
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
200 Grams Cleaned Shrimps
For the Shrimp Marination
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper powder
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
For the Salad Dressing
1/2 Teaspoon Paprika powder
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 Tablespoon Water
1/4 Teaspoon Salt  or to taste
A pinch of Sugar - optional

In a pan bring the water and chicken cube to boil. Stir it well so that cube dissolves.

In a big bowl, place the couscous, pour  in the hot water and immediately cover it with a cling film or a lid.   Keep it aside for at least 15  minutes or till you are ready to serve. 
In a pan heat a tablespoon of olive oil and saute the onions till translucent  add the bell pepper and saute it slightly soft.   Remove it from the pan and keep aside.  In the same pan add  the marinated shrimps and fry till cooked.  Keep these aside.

For the salad dressing - Place all ingredients in a bottle and shake it well.
For Assembling the Buddha Bowl
Fluff  the couscous  with a fork .

In a big  serving bowl, add the chopped cucumber, tomato, olive, jalapeno, mint, coriander leaves ( reserve few mint and coriander leaves  for garnishing), add the couscous and toss it well, now add in the shrimps and onions ( reserve few for garnishing) and again mix it.  

Garnish the Buddha Bowl with shrimps , onions and coriander and mint leaves.  Drizzle the dressing on top.  It's ready to serve.
Isn't this bright, colourful, nutritious and satisfying... now  just dig into dish and enjoy.
Labels : Fish, Salads, Buddha Bowl, One Dish Meal, Fish Friday, Healthy

Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. Love, love, love! I always love the combination of couscous and shrimp and this combo looks seriously yummilicious!

  2. I adore couscous, Sneha! I can't wait to try some with shrimp! P~

  3. Love all the flavors in this bowl Sneha, especially the olives. YUM

  4. What a delicious sounding meal! I love salt and pepper shrimp! Pinned!

  5. I love couscous because 1. It's so easy to make and 2. It goes with everything. What a great one bowl meal, Sneha!