Paprika Roasted Chickpeas, Roasted Sweet Potato, Quinoa & Grilled Halloumi Wellness Bowl

Ingredients:


  • 1/2 can of chickpeas

  • 1 large sweet potato: Or two smaller ones.

  • 1 cup spinach

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup quinoa:

  • 1 block of halloumi: This is optional.

  • 1 and 1/2 tsp paprika: 1/2 teaspoon is for the chickpeas and 1 tsp is for the quinoa.

  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 1/2 garlic powder

  • 1 tsp Italian herbs: A mixture of dried thyme, oregano and basil.

  • 1 tsp balsamic glaze: This is optional.

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatoes


How to make the wellness bowl: ( I thought it would be easier to do it in sections)


Paprika Roasted Chickpeas and Roasted Sweet Potato:

  1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees celsius, fan forced.

  2. Line a tray with baking paper. Set aside.

  3. Cut the sweet potato in 2cm chunks and place on one side of the baking paper.

  4. Drizzle olive oil and crack some salt and pepper on.

  5. Drain the chickpeas and press paper towel on them to get ride of excess moisture.

  6. Place on other half of the baking paper and coat with onion powder, garlic powder and 1/2 tsp of paprika.

  7. Roast in oven for 20 - 25 minutes.



Quinoa:

  1. Place one cup of quinoa and two cups of water into a microwave safe bowl.

  2. Heat the quinoa until the water is absorbed - this should be about 7 minutes.

  3. Once cooked, add in paprika, Italian herbs and toss in one cup of spinach.

  4. Set aside.



Grilled Halloumi:

  1. Soak the halloumi in a bowl of water for 5 mins to rid excess salt.

  2. Pat dry with paper towel.

  3. Cut into desired slices.

  4. Drizzle enough olive oil in a pan to thinly cover the base over medium to high heat.

  5. Add the halloumi and cook each side for 2 - 3 mins or until lightly browned.



The bowl:

Add together all the ingredients and top with the cherry tomatoes and balsamic glaze. Enjoy!


Tips:


  • This meal can last in the fridge for two days, but cannot be frozen.

  • Couscous, rice or pasta can be used instead of quinoa.

  • Additional add ins such as corn, grilled chicken or feta can be done - it's up to your interpretation!


If you do decide to try this recipe (which I highly recommended, as it's delicious!) please send me pictures, or post on your Instagram story and tag me! I'd love to see everyone's versions!

Lots of love and happy wellness bowl making! Gené xx

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