This Easy Mediterranean Hummus Bowl is a great way to eat the rainbow! These bowls use healthy ingredients like brown rice, hummus, feta cheese, chickpeas, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, cucumber, greens and fresh herbs. These hummus bowls are customizable and perfect for lunches or dinners for your family!
EASY MEDITERRANEAN HUMMUS BOWL
Each time a new year rolls around I love that the Mediterranean diet comes up as one of the healthiest diets.
I don’t look at the Mediterranean diet as a diet but more of a lifestyle and way of eating and living.
If you aren’t familiar with the Mediterranean diet it incorporates plant-based foods like whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, seeds and nuts. The main source of fat for the Mediterranean diet is olive oil.
Fish, seafood, dairy, red meat and poultry are included in moderation.
Today I am partnering with Heinen’s to share one of my favorite ways to eat the Mediterranean way with this Mediterranean Hummus Bowl.
This mediterranean bowl is a rainbow of color and healthy ingredients.
I like to eat hummus bowls for lunch or dinner and the nice thing is that they are really customizable to what you have on hand. These type of bowls are a great way to meal-prep at the beginning of the week.
As we start 2022 I hope you all will incorporate some of these healthy vegetarian recipes like this Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Hummus Bowl, Mediterranean Buddha Bowl, Mediterranean Salmon Bowl or this Greek Quinoa Bowl.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN MEDITERRANEAN GRAIN BOWLS?
- CREAMY HUMMUS: Hummus is the star of this bowl. I love adding my own homemade hummus like this Easy Lebanese Hummus, Lemon Hummus or Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. You can also buy a store-bought hummus. I love the Heinen’s Roasted Red Pepper or the Garlic Hummus.
- BROWN RICE: I use brown rice for a healthier bowl but you can use any rice. Another great option is to use other grains like bulgur, farro or quinoa.
- CHICKPEAS: I love adding chickpeas to bowls like this but any beans will work great. You could also add lentils for some extra protein.
- SPICES: Za’atar and sumach are my favorite spices to sprinkle on a finished hummus bowl but you can leave that out or try a different spice.
- FETA CHEESE: You can used crumbled feta cheese or a block of feta that you cut into chunks. Other options that work nicely are goat cheese or blue cheese.
- KALAMATA OLIVES: Olives are one of my favorite things to add into salads and bowls. You could use kalamata olives, green olives or any of your favorite.
- VEGETABLES: I use cucumbers, grape tomatoes, roasted red peppers and greens.
- GREEN ONIONS & FRESH HERBS: The finishing touches to a humus bowl are green onions and fresh herbs like parsley, basil and mint.
HOW DO YOU MAKE A MEDITERRANEAN HUMMUS BOWL?
When it comes to making bowls like this mediterranean grain bowl it is all about layering ingredients and adding what you love.
To assemble your hummus bowls you will start by dividing the brown rice among the four bowls.
Then divide the chickpeas, roasted red pepper hummus, feta cheese, roasted red peppers, olives, red onion, cucumbers, tomatoes, greens, green onions and parsley among the bowls.
Sprinkle the za’atar or sumac on top of the hummus bowl.
HOW CAN I MODIFY AN EASY MEDITERRANEAN HUMMUS BOWL?
BEANS: There are a lot of great options when it comes to adding beans to a bowl. Aside from garbanzo beans I especially love black beans or cannelini beans.
GREENS: Greens are a nice addition. You can add microgreens, spinach, arugula, swiss chard or a romaine lettuce.
SEEDS & NUTS: Adding nuts and seeds is a great way to boost the nutrition in your bowl. I like pine nuts, sliced almonds, walnuts, cashews or sesame seeds.
CHEESE: I personally like feta cheese in this recipe but other great options are goat cheese or mozzarella cheese.
OTHER FRESH VEGGIES: The sky is the limit when you add vegetables. Some that I like are radishes, carrots, bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower and sun-dried tomato.
GRAINS: If you don’t want to use brown rice you could use bulgur, farro, quinoa, barley or buckwheat in its place. One of my favorites to use is quinoa like in this Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl.
OTHER ADDITIONS: There are a lot of other great ingredients that work in these bowls. Try adding capers, banana peppers, pepperoncinis, artichokes or a bruschetta topping.
OTHER MEDITERRANEAN RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:
- 1 container of Heinen's cooked brown rice
- 1 - 15 ounce can of Heinen's chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 - 10 ounce container for Heinen's Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- 2 cups of feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
- 1 cup of kalamata olives, pitted
- 1/2 cup of chopped red onion
- 1/2 of a large english cucumber, diced
- 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
- 3 cups of greens of your choice
- 4-5 green onions, white and green parts chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- Za'atar or sumac to sprinkle over your hummus bowl
- To assemble your hummus bowls you will start by dividing the brown rice among the four bowls.
- Then divide the chickpeas, roasted red pepper hummus, feta cheese, roasted red peppers, olives, red onion, cucumbers, tomatoes, greens, green onions and parsley among the bowls.
- Sprinkle the za'atar or sumac on top of the hummus bowl.
You can modify these bowls to your tastes. You can switch the hummus to a different flavor.
I like to add other vegetables, a variety of olives or a different grain like bulgur or farro.