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Za’atar Chickpea and Quinoa Bowl
with walnuts / tomatoes / red onions / broccolini

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min

Every time we feature za'atar, we get requests for more recipes featuring this unique spice blend. It's a great flavor pairing with chickpeas and quinoa in this easy, flavorful, one-bowl meal.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Za’atar Chickpea and Quinoa Bowl:
  • Walnut, halves or pieces - 1/2 cup
  • Broccolini - 1 bunch, chopped
  • Onions, medium and red - 1/2, chopped
  • Olives, pitted Kalamata - 1/2 cup, sliced
  • Tomatoes, cherry or grape - 1 cup, halved
  • Beans, garbanzo (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Za'atar - 1 Tbsp
  • Cooked quinoa (ingredients listed separately) - 2 1/4 cups
Quinoa:
  • Quinoa, uncooked - 3/4 cup
  • Stock, any type - 1 1/2 cups
Creamy Lemon Cilantro Sauce:
  • Cilantro - 1/2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Garlic - 1 clove, chopped
  • Honey - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Sour cream - 1/3 cup (sub plain or Greek yogurt)

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Prep

  1. Quinoa - (If making Thursday’s meal, cook quinoa for that night at the same time.) Combine quinoa with stock in a saucepan. Add some salt. Bring to a boil covered. Lower heat, keep covered, and cook until liquid is absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Walnuts - (Optional) If you’d like the walnuts toasted for the bowls, place them in a dry skillet over medium heat. Saute, stirring frequently, until fragrant, ~5 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Broccolini / Onions / Olives - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Make sauce - Chop cilantro and garlic. Combine cilantro, garlic, honey, lemon juice, and sour cream. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  5. Tomatoes - Slice tomatoes in half. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  6. Beans - drain and rinse.

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Make

  1. Toss beans with first part of oil and za'atar.
  2. Heat a skillet with second part of oil over medium-high heat. Add broccolini and saute until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Season with some salt and pepper. Set aside and return pan to heat.
  3. Add beans and onions to heated pan. Saute until onions are tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. If quinoa was made ahead, reheat in the microwave (reserve portion for Thursday if it was cooked at the same time).
  5. Set out quinoa, broccolini, beans / onions, olives, tomatoes, walnuts, and sauce and customize bowls at the table. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (39)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (5)
Vegetarian (10)

31 reviews

Bland, didnt do much for me. Super healthy though!

By: Hailey
Posted: Jun 10, 2019
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Subbed roasted cauliflower for the the broccolini and I loved it! This dish is a new favorite.

By: Karen
Posted: Jun 10, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Made with fresh oregano instead of cilantro, and couscous instead of quinoa.

By: Cammie
Posted: Jun 10, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Meh. I love all these ingredients separately, but somehow this didn't really come together. I could barely taste the za'tar, and the serving was so small I'm going to be starving soon. Will not be making this again.

By: Emily
Posted: Jun 10, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Used asparagus instead of broccolini because that’s what my store had. Came together really quick, and was filling.

By: megan
Posted: Jun 10, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

This was really tasty! It took a lot of prep (chopping), but was worth it if you have time. I would love to get a broccolini video -- it always feels like we are throwing out a lot of scraps.

By: Cullen
Posted: Jun 09, 2019
Diet: Original
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