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Sensational Savoury Buddha Bowls

Jam packed so full of goodness they’re rounded like the belly of a Buddha!

Food Bowls continue to be on-trend and meet patrons desire for real, fresh, nutritious food that tastes great! Build a bowl around Nordica Cottage Cheese as the protein, it’s the perfect low-cost protein-packed blank canvas for creating savoury bowls!

Let your creativity run wild – there really is no “recipe” for a bowl!

Some great tips to build on:

  • Start with loads of colourful veggies, fresh, roasted or grilled
  • Pack in protein – e.g. chicken, turkey, steak, fish, soft-cooked eggs
  • Include nutritious vegetarian protein options – e.g. Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese or regular Nordica Cottage Cheese, tofu, lentils, chickpeas, black beans
  • Add in a hearty, healthy whole grain – e.g. brown rice, barley, kamut, freekeh, quinoa
  • Feature terrific toppers – e.g. nuts, seeds, crispy tortilla strips, sliced or cubed avocado, olives
  • Add dynamite dressings – vinaigrette, creamy, or nut butter-based. Try a better-for-you creamy dressing:


The art is in the assembly!

This is not your typical tossed salad! Remember we all eat with our eyes first, presentation is everything!

Layer all sections artistically in a bowl, drizzle with a drool-worthy dressing and add a finishing touch with an assortment of terrific toppers!


Tips from the kitchen

  • Menu as a daily feature!
  • Perfect as portable menu option!
  • Great to let customers customize to suit their desire and taste!
  • Upsell by topping with sliced steak, grilled chicken, turkey skewers, seared fish or soft-cooked egg!


Here are 3 ideas to inspire your creations:


Southwest Power Bowl

Veggies: toasted corn, orange pepper, grape tomatoes

Protein: Nordica Smooth Lime Crema, black beans, edamame

Whole Grain: barley

Toppers: avocado, diced red onion, cilantro

Dressing: lime jalapeno vinaigrette


Make it: Check out the Southwest Power Bowl recipe, including how to make the protein-packed Nordica Smooth Lime Crema.


Spring Bliss Bowl

Veggies: grilled asparagus, zucchini ribbons, peas, slivered radishes

Protein: Nordica Cottage Cheese, soft-cooked egg

Whole Grain: quinoa

Toppers: sunflower seeds, microgreens

Dressing: tangy citrusy drizzle made with Nordica Smooth


Mediterranean Ancient Grain Bowl

Veggies: roasted eggplant, roasted red pepper, garlic-y sautéed kale

Protein: grilled Salerno Halloumi cheese, roasted lemony chickpeas

Whole Grain: farro

Topping: kalmata olives, diced red onion, fresh parsley

Dressing: red wine vinaigrette

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