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Quinoa Bowl with Za’atar Roasted Chickpeas
and arugula / goat cheese / figs

Active: 40 min Total: 40 min
This grain bowl has a variety of ingredients that add layers of flavors - sweetness from figs, bitterness from arugula, and savory notes from Za'atar chickpeas. It's all rounded out with a creamy tahini dressing drizzled on top.

Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
Lemon and Tahini Dressing:
  • Lemon juice - 2 Tbsp
  • Tahini - 2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 2 tsp
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 1 1/2 Tbsp
Quinoa Bowl with Za’atar Chickpeas:
  • Cucumbers - 8 oz, chopped
  • Figs - 8, quartered (sub plums, 2 per 8 figs)
  • Beans, garbanzo (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Foil - for baking
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Za'atar - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Arugula - 4 oz
  • Goat cheese - 4 oz, crumbled
  • Pistachios, shelled - 1/4 cup (sub sliced or slivered almonds)
Quinoa:
  • Quinoa, uncooked - 3/4 cup
  • Stock, any type - 1 1/2 cups

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Prep

  1. Quinoa - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating before continuing with prep.) 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. Make lemon and tahini dressing - Whisk together lemon juice, tahini, balsamic vinegar, and honey. Add olive oil while whisking. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Cucumbers / Figs - Prep as directed.
  4. Beans - Drain and rinse.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C. Line a sheet pan with foil.
  2. Toss beans with cooking oil, red or white wine vinegar, and za’atar. Season with some salt and pepper.
  3. Spread beans out on sheet pan and roast in the oven, shaking pan halfway through cooking, until golden brown and crisp, 8 to 12 minutes total.
  4. If quinoa was made ahead, reheat in the microwave.
  5. Assemble bowls with quinoa and arugula as the base. Add chickpeas, cucumbers, figs, crumbled goat cheese, and pistachios. Top with dressing. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (34)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (15)

Most Helpful

Loved this! Very Easy to Make and tasted great! I didn't have Tahini so substituted for Greek yogurt and also didn't have Zaatar so substituted for Italian seasonings, which all came together still.

By: Amanda
Posted: Sep 16, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
1 Helpful

30 reviews

Pretty good! Light meal (made it with chickpeas). Easy to whip up. Made chickpeas in the air fryer. Followed recipe as is

By: Laura
Posted: Oct 29, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Salmon was delicious and salad was good. Not a fan of quinoa, but it was ok.

By: Michael
Posted: Oct 23, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

If I have to take a break from the maple panko salmon than I will use this recipe instead. As the cook for the night, I Love the complexity of Za'atar smell. Thanks for getting me out of my comfort zone!

By: justen
Posted: Oct 23, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Not a fan of arugula but next time with mixed greens! The fresh figs were a fun change.

By: Lauren
Posted: Oct 19, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I didn't think the quinoa was very exciting, but everything else was really good

By: Jenna
Posted: Oct 19, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Quick and easy. Nothing terribly special. Skipped the salad in favor of steamed broccoli.

By: Samantha
Posted: Oct 05, 2020
Diet: Original
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