This Foodie Friday is all about the hummus bowl! I'd never heard of a hummus bowl until a few months ago when a new restaurant opened near Ben's office that serves hummus bowls. This place has become our go-to for a healthy take out lunch when the babies and I visit the office. Basically, a hummus bowl is a delicious bowl of hummus topped with almost anything you want to add to it. It occurred to me that it would be pretty easy to recreate a hummus bowl for dinner so we tried it out this week. It was delicious and I made another, slightly different bowl for lunch the next day!
To make a hummus bowl, spread your favorite hummus on the bottom of a bowl.
I used greek hummus from Whole Foods for this but I also love Trader Joe's spicy hummus.
Next add greens or grains. I used a brown/wild rice combo but you could use quinoa or greens like a spring mix, arugula, or baby spinach.
I added taboule salad, chopped tomatoes, olives, and artichoke hearts.
Last, I added falafel and feta. For dinner we used falafel and chicken marinated with paprika, tumeric, cumin, lemon, garlic, and olive oil.
The beauty of the hummus bowl is that you can pretty much put anything on it. Here are some topping ideas:
- chicken, falafel, beef, lamb, tofu, or tempeh
- rice, orzo, couscous, quinoa, or greens like baby spinach or spring mix
- tabouleh, marinated chickpeas
- olives, olive tapenade, feta, sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers
- tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, shredded carrot
- toasted quinoa, sunflower seeds
I don't know why it took us so long to make our own hummus bowls...they're such an easy and delicious weeknight meal!