These mediterranean bowls are the perfect quick-and-easy lunch. With fresh veggies, creamy hummus, and feta cheese, this bowl is served cold and perfect for hot summer days.
Lunches are always a hard time of day of for me. I’m always trying to get food on the table that my kids will (actually) eat, and I don’t want to spend a lot of time putting together a meal when I have to make another one in a few hours.
These mediterranean bowls come together in a matter of minutes – and you can prep all of the ingredients beforehand and eat them for lunch all week long!
TO meal prep
We love that these bowls are so easy to throw together for a quick lunch, however, if you mix all of the ingredients together ahead of time, they tend to get a little soggy.
If you want to meal prep these bowls for a week of lunches, I’d recommend placing the ingredients in separate containers (or in a compartmented container like this one) and then assembling them right before eating.
Why is quinoa good for you?
Besides being packed with veggies, these mediterranean bowls are packed with a bunch of other good-for-you, nutrient dense foods – like quinoa.
Quinoa is a great source of gluten-free, high-protein fiber and it’s loaded with other vitamins and antioxidants to help you feel good.
We love to buy those 90-second pouches for a quick heat up when making this recipe, and we usually have this boil-in-bag quinoa on hand as well.
We call these “mediterranean bowls” because of the kalamata olives, hummus, and feta cheese.
We also add in chick peas, fresh cucumber, and diced red onion – but you could add any other flavors you like. Artichokes, roasted red peppers, or tzatziki would be good additions, as well.
HOw to make mediterranean bowls
These really are one of the simplest lunches to throw together!
- Cook quinoa according to package directions.
- In four separate bowls, evenly distribute quinoa, cucumbers, chickpeas, hummus, olives, red onion and feta cheese.
- Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the top and sprinkle with chopped parsley (this part is totally optional, but we love the flavor it adds!).
It may not look like much once it’s all mixed together, but trust me – it is DELICIOUS!
Looking for more mediterranean-inspired food?
You’ll love these delicious recipes:
- Mediterranean Chicken Pita Tacos
- Grilled Pork Kabobs (Raznjici)
- Mediterranean Chicken and Orzo Salad
- Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich
- 7-Layer Mediterranean Dip