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I'm always amazed at the numerous ways simple, whole ingredients can be prepared and still turn out unique, delicious, and easy. This bowl definitely fits the bill.



Roasted Veggies:

1 medium zucchini, chopped

1 medium tomato, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

Tahini Dressing:

1 garlic clove, pressed

2 tbsp tahini

3 to 4 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp maple syrup

4 tbsp water, or more to thin to your desired consistency

1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

For Serving, your desired amounts:

Romaine lettuce, chopped or torn

Spinach, chopped

Pre cooked quinoa

Chickpeas, cooked (Instant Pot recipe below) or canned

1 tsp red onion, diced for garnish

1. Preheat the oven to 425 F. Prepare a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

2. Chop the tomato and zucchini. Place on the parchment paper lined baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes.

3. Make the Tahini Dressing by placing all ingredients into a small mixing bowl and whisk until desired consistency is achieved.

4. Assemble the bowl/s with romaine lettuce, spinach, precooked quinoa, chickpeas, and garnish with red onion. Pour Tahini Dressing on top and enjoy.

How to Cook Chickpeas in the Instant Pot makes about 3 cups


1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked for 8 hours or overnight in water

4 cups water

1 onion cut in half

2 bay leaves

3/4 tsp salt

1. Soak the dried chickpeas for 8 hours or overnight. Then drain.

2. Add the soaked and drained chickpeas, 4 cups water, onion, bay leaves, and salt. Pressure cook on high for 7 minutes, then natural release for 20 minutes. Discard the onion and bay leaves, and drain excess water. Store in a glass container with lid.

NOTE: If you plan on using these throughout the week, I advise reserving 1/2 cup to 1 cup of the cooking water to store with the chickpeas, to avoid drying out.

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