Dive into the beautiful flavours of the Mediterranean with this Greek power bowl. The juicy Greek pork, the freshness of the cucumber, tzaziki sauce and fresh tomatoes complements beautifully the earthiness of the lentils, the depth of the roasted vegetables and the tang of the black olives. This dish is filled with protein and fiber which will ensure you have energy for hours.
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Prepare the lentils:Preheat the oven to 400F.
Rinse the lentils. In a pot, add the lentils and water until the lentils are covered by 3-4 inches.
Cook the lentils: Bring to a boil on medium heat, then reduce heat to low. Season with salt. Simmer covered for 20-25 minutes, until the lentils are just tender, adding more water if necessary. When the lentils are done, drain them. Put the lentils back in the pot, add the Greek spice, combine and set aside.
Prepare the vegetables: Wash and clean all produce. Cut the bell pepper and onion in small dices. Cut the tomatoes in 1 cm dices. Cut the cucumber in half length wide and in 1/2 cm slices. Remove the pit of the black olives.
Cook the pork: Place the pork tenderloin on an oiled baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature in 155F.
Cook the vegetables: Place the bell pepper and onions on an oiled baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 20 minutes.
Less dishes – 2 portion: Use 1 baking sheet for both the pork and vegetables
Plate & serve: In individual plates, place lentils, greek pork, roasted vegetables, cucumbers, tomatoes and tzatziki sauce. Serve.
- Pork tenderloin with Greek spices
- Greek spice: Oregano, thyme, dill, garlic powder, cumin, pepper, salt, citric acid, coriander, onion powder, cinnamon, red chili flakes.
- tzatziki sauce : Greek yogurt, cucumber, dill, salt, dill.
- French lentils
- Kalamata olives (black olives)
- bell pepper
Dr. Craig Herrington, Naturopath
A large study of 16,000 middle-aged men, found that consuming legumes such as lentils lowered the chance of dying of heart disease 82%. Talk about food as medicine!
Cooking with Kids
Beyond Baby Nutrition
Lacey Engel, Registered Dietician
Cooking for kids?
Feel free to slowly introduce new vegetables to kids. Let them help prepare the vegetables and try them raw and cooked.
Making this recipe with kids?
Ask the child to help with step 5 by:
- Plate and serve
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Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free.