Super fresh, super quick, super simple…that’s how dinners should be, and this Mediterranean Glow Bowl meets every one of those requirements. You’ll quickly find that flavorful dinners don’t have to be difficult, and a quick trip to the Mediterranean doesn’t have to be out of your reach!
Oh hey! I know it’s July 4th here in the U.S. and all of you guys are grillin out, enjoying the hamburgers and hotdogs and watermelon, and watching fireworks. But today I want to bring you a delicious and super simple recipe that you can easily serve on a hot summer night to minimize stove use and keep the house cool. That’s what I’m about these days, at least!
We don’t really have any plans for July 4th this year. We finally got everything settled for the most part in our new apartment and absolutely LOVE our new area! Each morning I wake up, walk to our spacious kitchen with light flooding through it as the sun rises through the window. Paul makes a pot of coffee and we sit outside drinking it on our back porch while our dog, Sadie, runs around the backyard. It’s literally my dream apartment for this stage of our lives…it’s got a simple beauty about it, and a cozy and homey feel that our other place didn’t offer. I’ve been able to walk to work the last few days and there’s a grocery store only a block or two away for quick trips. Also…simple pleasure, I know, but I have a full pantry with tons of shelves! Prior to this I had all of our pantry items in a lazy Susan cabinet and had to crouch down to find anything. It’s funny how when you become an adult you find joy and happiness in such different things.
During the moving process, as I’m sure you’ve experienced, it’s super difficult to plan meals and cook because your brain is just…elsewhere. Everything is disorganized in your home and therefore all of your thoughts are pretty disorganized as well. I didn’t fight it. Last week we did a lot of Trader Joe’s pre-made dinners, and I’m telling you, Trader Joe’s has saved us for dinner more times than once. Finally I seemed to find a little organization to cook, but didn’t want anything too crazy. But after a week of having pre-made dinners and lunches of chips and salsa or cheese and crackers, I craved me some veggies!
I’d say that Mediterranean is my go-to for fresh and veggie-filled meals. I love all ethnic foods, but probably, more times than not, Mediterranean trumps all others. I love this type of food because it can be so simple, the flavors are so fresh, and everything basically speaks summer to me.
Also, I’m sure you’ve realized I’m a huge, huge, huge fan of bowl foods. Basically, anything eaten out of a bowl automatically tastes better in my mind. And…they’re so simple! You can have a full, wholesome meal made in about 30 minutes or less and it always leaves you feeling full and satisfied. Anyone else for #teambowlfood?
This Mediterranean Glow Bowl is bursting with flavor and a ton, ton of veggies and contains a lemon-herb grilled chicken, yummy grilled zucchini and sundried tomatoes, parsley cauliflower rice, homemade tzatziki sauce, and swerved with some toasted flatbread and hummus.
I can’t wait for you guys to try this recipe and if you do, I’d love to hear about it! Just take a pic and tag it with #steelnchiffon and @steelnchiffon on Instagram.
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Mediterranean Glow BowlsPrint Recipe
- 2 cups cauliflower rice
- 1/2 cup chopped parsley, divided
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- Juice of 1 lemon, divided
- dash of salt and pepper
- 3 chicken breasts
- 1 zucchini squash
- 2 Tbs sun-dried tomatoes (either the ones in oil or without)
- 2 cups plain greek yogurt (nonfat or reg)
- 1 cup grated cucumber
- 2 Tbs finely chopped dill
- salt and pepper to taste
- Greek Kalamata olives
- Spring Mix lettuce for base if desired.
- Toasted flatbread
Begin by cooking your chicken. Dice up chicken breast and place on pan at medium heat along with olive oil.
Once about halfway done cooking, season with salt and pepper, juice of 1/2 the lemon, and 1/4 cup of the chopped parsley.
Continue to cook until white throughout. Set aside.
Now prepare the veggies. Slice zucchini once longways and then in thin rounds.
If using sun-dried tomatoes in oil, use a tsp of the oil from tomatoes to coat the pan. Otherwise, add a tsp of oil to pan.
Then place zucchini and tomatoes in pan and cook until soft.
Next, steam cauliflower rice in a microwave-safe bowl for 4 minutes until just soft. Garnish with remaining chopped parsley.
Lastly, make your tzatziki sauce. Peel, then grate cucumber and place in medium-sized bowl.
Next mix in your yogurt, dill, remaining 1/2 of lemon, and salt and pepper.
Now to prepare your bowls. Begin with a base of spring mix lettuce.
Next add on your chicken, cauli-rice, and veggies.
Spoon a dollop of tzatziki sauce on the side and top with a few kalamata greek olives.
Serve with toasted flatbread and hummus if desired.
I bought my cauliflower rice as is, but to make it is also very simple. Cut up a whole cauliflower into florets and place in a blender or food processor. Pulse until it starts to look like rice.
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