The first time I saw a recipe for a Mediterranean Bowl my initial thought was “WTF is a Mediterranean Bowl?”.
Not much has changed since then.
But here it is, my version of a delicious Mediterranean Bowl.
Well of course if you have the hummus, the tzatziki, + the quinoa ready. Other than that – the salad takes a second.
Now, this is the kind of recipe that I would meal prep all the different parts for (except the salad).
1 small cucumber, cubed
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
small bunch of parsley, chopped
1-2 spring onions, thinly chopped
For the bowl
1/3 cup chickpeas, canned, rinsed & drained
2 tbsp hummus
1 tbsp tzatziki
2-3 tbsp quinoa, cooked
black pepper, freshly ground
Salad: Wash the vegetables, chop them, place in a mixing bowl. Add olive oil, vinegar, and salt to taste.
Assemble your bowl: Salad, rinsed and drained chickpeas, the olives, quinoa. In the middle/on top: 2 tbsp hummus and 1 tbsp tzatziki + freshly ground black pepper. Ready.
Instead of tzatziki, here I used this recipe.
This similar salad would also go well in this bowl (not vegan).
Meal Prep option: Keep all parts of this Mediterranean Bowl in separate containers in the fridge and assemble just before serving. Instead of the fresh salad you can also pre-cut a cucumber and use whole cherry tomatoes.