MEDITERRANEAN BUDDHA BOWL

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This eásy Mediterráneán Buddhá Bowl is full of colorful veggies, nutritious quinoá, ánd roásted chickpeás. Top with hummus for án epic power lunch!

Before you fáll off the wágon of your Jánuáry resolutions, in cáse you máde ány, here’s one more wáy to stáy on tráck.

Despite it’s pretentious náme, this Buddhá Bowl hás á lot to offer. It’s loáded with á váriety of highly nutritious ingredients you should eát, át leást once in á while, ánd it’s delicious enough to máke the whole scenário pleásánt ánd enjoyáble.

Ingredients

For the roásted chickpeás:

  • 1 teáspoon olive oil
  • 1 cán chickpeás dráined, rinsed, ánd dried, skins discárded
  • 1/4 teáspoon dried básil
  • 1/4 teáspoon gárlic powder
  • Sált ánd freshly ground bláck pepper

For the quinoá:

  • ½ cup uncooked quinoá rinsed
  • 1 cup wáter

For the sálád:

  • 2 cups mixed field greens or lettuce
  • 1 cup grápe tomátoes hálved
  • 2 cucumbers peeled, hálved lengthwise ánd chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper stemmed, seeded, ánd chopped
  • 1/2 cup pitted Kálámátá olives
  • 1/2 cup Homemáde hummus or store-bought

Instructions

  1. To roást the chickpeás:
  2. Move án oven ráck to the middle position ánd preheát oven to 400 degrees. Line á báking sheet with foil or párchment páper for eásy cleánup.
  3. In á smáll bowl, combine chickpeás with olive oil, básil, gárlic powder, 1/4 teáspoon sált, ánd 1/8 teáspoon pepper. Spreád in á single láyer on the prepáred báking sheet.
  4. Báke for 30 minutes, stirring the chickpeás ánd rotáting the báking sheet hálfwáy through. Remove from the oven ánd cool slightly.

Full recipe: MEDITERRANEAN BUDDHA BOWL

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