Made with just a handful of ingredients, these Mediterranean chickpea bowls with walnut pesto are ideal for meal-prep. Get the recipe now!
This is one of those recipes that I didn’t intend to turn into a post, but these Mediterranean chickpea bowls just tasted so good and were so simple to make that I couldn’t keep the recipe to myself.
Now, there are a few caveats to “easy”: you’ll need to make my balsamic roasted cherry tomatoes and walnut pesto recipes.
But the good news? The tomatoes take the same amount of time as cooking the grains and the pesto can come together while each are cooking.
I love multitasking.
But I may love these Mediterranean chickpea bowls more.
Whole grain: I used freekeh as I love how buttery it gets when simmered with vegetable broth. Quinoa, farro, or barley would be my top recommendations, but any whole grain will work. You just may need to adjust the amount of broth and cooking time based on package directions.
Broth: for non-vegetarians, chicken broth will also work. Worried about sodium? Use a low sodium broth instead.
Roasted tomatoes: If you already have leftover roasted vegetables in the fridge, go ahead and use those up. As I mentioned above, any in-season vegetables will work. Just don’t skip the roasting step!
Walnut Pesto: while I’m always and advocate of homemade, if in a pinch or can’t find fresh basil, feel free to grab pre-made pesto from the store.
Chickpeas: white beans would also work well or roasted tofu. For non-vegetarians, I recommend trying baked chicken or white fish.
I’m always on the lookout for meal-prep friendly meals and these Mediterranean Chickpea Bowls do not disappoint. If you make these for your lunches, I’d love to see! Tag @TheHealthyToast_RD on Instagram or share the recipe on Pinterest.
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