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Mediterranean Diet Chicken & Veggies Bowl with Lemon Tahini Sauce

Mediterranean Diet Chicken & Veggies Bowl with Lemon Tahini Sauce Recipe By Registered Dietitian Maya Oueichek, MBA, RDN

Mediterranean Diet Chicken & Veggies Bowl with Lemon Tahini Sauce Recipe By Registered Dietitian Maya Oueichek, MBA, RDN

Are you looking for a flavorful and healthy meal that incorporates the goodness of the Mediterranean diet? Look no further than this Mediterranean Diet Chicken Bowl with Lemon Tahini Sauce. Packed with nutrient-rich ingredients and bursting with flavors, this recipe is perfect for those seeking a nutritious and delicious meal. Whether you're a fan of chicken or prefer a plant-based protein alternative, this recipe is versatile and adaptable to your preferences.





Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup cooked rice & lentils

  • 5 oz cooked chicken breast

  • 1/2 cup Leafy greens

  • 1 Cucumber

  • 1 Radishe

  • 1/2 cup Cherry tomatoes

  • 1/4 cup pepperoncini

  • Pickled red onions

  • 1/4 Avocado


Lemon Tahini Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp tahini

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 tbsp water

  • 1/2 tsp cumin

  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Total Nutrition:

Calories: 550 Kcal per serving

Protein: 45 g

Fat: 17 g

Carbohydrates: 45 g

Fiber: 14g

*Disclaimer: This analysis provides a rough estimate and may vary slightly based on factors such as specific brands of ingredients and preparation methods.


Directions:

  1. Start by cooking your rice and lentils according to package instructions.

  2. While your rice and lentils are cooking, prepare your chicken breasts or plant-based protein according to your preferred method.

  3. Chop up your, cucumbers, radishes, cherry tomatoes, and pepperoncini.

  4. Make the lemon tahini sauce, mix the tahini, lemon juice, water, cumin, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Stir until smooth.

  5. Assemble your bowl by placing the cooked rice and lentils on the bottom, followed by the cooked chicken or plant-based protein. Add the chopped veggies on top.

  6. Drizzle the lemon tahini sauce over the bowl and enjoy!




This Mediterranean Diet Chicken Bowl with Lemon Tahini Sauce is a fantastic way to enjoy a balanced and nutritious meal. The combination of lean protein, fiber-rich grains and legumes, colorful vegetables, and the zesty lemon tahini sauce provides a range of nutrients and flavors. By following this recipe, you can easily incorporate the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet into your daily routine. Give it a try and savor the deliciousness while nourishing your body with wholesome ingredients.

 





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