Mediterranean Chickpea Quinoa Bowl Recipe

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 Quinoa and chickpeas pack this vegetarian grain bowl with plenty of plant Mediterranean Chickpea Quinoa Bowl Recipe

Quinoa and chickpeas pack this vegetarian grain bowl with plenty of plant-based protein. Whip up a batch of these Mediterranean meals and pack in containers with lids to stash in the fridge for easy, healthy grab & go lunches all week long.

By: Carolyn Casner
EatingWell Recipe Developer & Tester

Prep 20 m
Ready In 20 m

Ingredients

1 (7 ounce) jar roasted red peppers, rinsed
¼ cup slivered almonds
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 small clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
2 cups cooked quinoa
¼ cup Kalamata olives, chopped
¼ cup finely chopped red onion
1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed
1 cup diced cucumber¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

Preparation

Place peppers, almonds, 2 tablespoons oil, garlic, paprika, cumin and crushed red pepper (if using) in a mini food processor. Puree until fairly smooth.

Combine quinoa, olives, red onion and the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a medium bowl.

To serve, divide the quinoa mixture among 4 bowls and top with equal amounts of the chickpeas, cucumber and the red pepper sauce. Sprinkle with feta and parsley.

To make ahead: Prepare red pepper sauce (Step 1) and quinoa (Step 2); refrigerate in separate containers. Assemble just before serving.

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