Mediterranean Mezze Bowl

Meal prepped all the basics with this Bowl of goodness in mind

Savory, Cozy and Delicious!

We are headed into the first full week of the year and wanted to start it with a fully stocked fridge!

So I spent a couple hours today stocking all the basics.  For us that means Hummus, Quinoa, Fruits, Veggies and some grilled or breaded chicken.

So tonight’s Mediterranean Mezze Bowl uses all the goods!  Easy Homemade Hummus, Quinoa Tabbouleh (I also left some quinoa plain because my son prefers it that way), roasted brussel sprouts and squash, marinated olives, and quick pickled cucumbers.  So good!

My husband also made Chicken Piccata.

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Mediterranean Mezze Bowl

Recipe

Mediterranean Nourish Bowl
 
A Mediterranean bowl of goodness packed with all the staples we like to keep stocked in the fridge -homemade hummus, quinoa tabbouleh and roasted veggies.
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Recipe type: Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Veggies
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Ingredients
Easy Hummus
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • ½ c tahini
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
Quinoa Tabbouleh
  • 1½ cups quinoa, prepared according to package and cooled to room temperature
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1½ tsp kosher salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp black pepper or to taste
  • 1 cup chopped scallions, white and green parts (approximately 1 bunch)
  • 1 cup, chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mint leaves (optional -- I love but my family doesn't so I make it without)
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber, unpeeled
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes or more to taste, cut in half
Pickled Cucumbers (recipe adapted from Bon Appetit)
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1 cucumber, cut into ¼ inch thick round slices
Vegetables
  • 1 12 oz bag or container brussel sprouts, halved
  • 1 -2 yellow squash or zucchini, sliced long ways in ⅛ -1/4 inch pieces, then in half
  • 1-2 red peppers or a jar of roasted peppers
Optional add ons:
  • Marinated olives
  • feta
  • greens
Instructions
Easy Hummus
  1. Place all the ingredients except the olive oil in a food processor. Add the olive oil by streaming while mixing.
  2. Process until smooth and creamy.
  3. Adjust to tastes as desired.
Quinoa Tabbouleh
  1. Mix prepared quinoa with lemon juice, olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt.
  2. Add scallions, parsley, cucumber, tomatoes, ½ teaspoon salt and the pepper. Toss to combine. Season, to taste, and serve or cover and refrigerate.
Pickled Cucumbers
  1. Whisk rice vinegar, sugar, soy sauce,and crushed red pepper in large bowl.
  2. Add cucumber slices to vinegar mixture; toss to cover all the cucumbers. Cover and chill ten minutes to 1 hour.
Roasted brussel sprouts and squash:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. One vegetable at a time, gently toss in olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.. Lay in a single layer on individual baking sheets or bake in batches. Bake for 30 minutes or until tender and slightly crispy.
Roasted Peppers
  1. In preheated broiler, roast peppers for approximately 20-30 minutes, rotating once midway through, or until blackened. You want them black so that the skin peels off easier.
  2. Remove from oven and place in a brown paper bag, seal and let cool for about 15 minutes. Then remove from bag and the blacked skins should peel off easily. Slice peppers into strips.

Tabbouleh recipe adapted from Ina Garten

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