Dive into the beautiful flavours of the Mediterranean with this Greek power bowl. The freshness of the cucumber, tzaziki sauce and fresh tomatoes contrast 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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Cook the lentils: Turn on the oven to 400F to cook the vegetables. In the sink, place the lentils in a strainer and rinse it well. In a pot, add the lentils and water depending on the size of your pot (3 cups, 6 cups, 8-9 cups), The water should cover the lentils by at least 3-4 inches.
Cook the vegetables: Place the onion and bell pepper dices on a baking sheet lined with parchment or non stick liner. Drizzle the vegetables with oil (1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 1/2 tsp), sprinkle with salt (1/8 tsp, 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp) and pepper (1 pinch, 1/8 tsp, 1/4 tsp). Cook for about 15 minutes in the oven or until the vegetables are cooked through and are starting to become roasted.
Prepare the tomatoes, cucumbers and black olives: 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. .
Plate & serve: In individual plates, place lentils, roasted vegetables, cucumbers, tomatoes and tzatziki sauce. Serve.
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.