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Mediterranean Braised Chickpea Bowl


You ABSOLUTELY can get enough protein as a vegetarian. This dish has 14-24g protein depending on your serving size. Quinoa is a complete plant protein containing all the essential amino acids necessary to build muscle! The flavor here is bold and delicious.

1 - Cook your quinoa according to the instructions

2 - Meanwhile chop about 1 cup of grape tomatoes in half and add to a pan with just a bit of olive oil spray. I don't cook with any oil anymore! Too much fat!

3 - Add in 3 cloves chopped garlic, 1 can rinsed chickpeas, 4-5 handfuls of baby spinach, about 1 c sun dried tomatoes, (oil packed gives more flavor but adds fat and calories. It works with either), salt, pepper and a pinch of red pepper flakes

4 - Sprinkle in about 1 tsp oregano, basil, and thyme. Add about 1/2 c water, cover and simmer for about 10 minutes.

5 - Stir in about 1/4 c your favorite hummus and cook a bit longer. Serve over quinoa.

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