Mediterranean Quinoa Bowls with Green Tahini Dressing

CROWDED KITCHEN(4)
Teresa M.: "It was ok. Was kind of bland. next time I might a…" Read More
15Ingredients
35Minutes
500Calories

Ingredients

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  • 1 box Near East® Quinoa Blend Rosemary & Olive Oil
  • 2 mini cucumbers (diced)
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes (quartered)
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives (halved)
  • 1 avocado (ripe)
  • 1/4 cup red onion (pickled, optional)
  • 1/2 cup Tahini
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
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    Directions

    1. Cook quinoa & brown rice blend according to package directions.
    2. Meanwhile, add all ingredients for tahini dressing (tahini, fresh parsley, salt, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, black pepper, white wine vinegar, water) to blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. If it’s too thick, add more water - 1 tbsp at a time - until you reach a smooth consistency.
    3. Prep all vegetables for bowls.
    4. When quinoa is finished cooking, divide into two bowls, top with cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, avocado, onion and a dollop of dressing.
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    NutritionView More

    500Calories
    Sodium14% DV340mg
    Fat51% DV33g
    Protein27% DV14g
    Carbs15% DV46g
    Fiber48% DV12g
    Calories500Calories from Fat300
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat33g51%
    Saturated Fat4.5g23%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol
    Sodium340mg14%
    Potassium1020mg29%
    Protein14g27%
    Calories from Fat300
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate46g15%
    Dietary Fiber12g48%
    Sugars5g10%
    Vitamin A50%
    Vitamin C80%
    Calcium25%
    Iron30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Reviews(4)

    Teresa M. 7 days ago
    It was ok. Was kind of bland. next time I might add some feta cheese and some Za'atar. I would recommend serving with pita bread.
    Nicole Benham a month ago
    One of my all time favorite meals. We don't buy the special quinoa. Just mix quinoa with some rice and a nice blend of yummy spices. Filling meal. We make this often.
    Arthur-Steward 7 months ago
    Excellent dinner! I added some shrimp and a finished it with some fresh lime juice. This will because me one of my go to meals.
    Laurel Durban 8 months ago
    I want to make this for lunch this weekend. Question: you mention to split quinoa into two bowls but the recipe says it makes 4 servings. Just want to confirm so I know if I should double the recipe or not to feed the whole family.

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