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Lebanese Power Bowl

A power bowl with some of the fabulous flavours of the Middle East- try this out this week!

You have to try out this Lebanese Power Bowl: creamy tahini, sour pickled turnip, buttery roasted cauliflower, crunchy cucumber, fresh parsley, olives, and tangy za’atar spice (a Middle Eastern spice blend) is a flavour combo that takes this bowl to the NEXT LEVEL. These are some of my favourite flavours!

*Serves 2-3 people

You’ll need:

1 cup dry quinoa (cook according to package directions)

½ of a small cauliflower

2 tbsp olive oil

salt, pepper

Chopped Veggies: I used cucumber, radish, pickled turnip, olives, and fresh parsley. It’s ok if you don’t have all of these ingredients. Use what you like and what you have.


¼ cup tahini

1/4 cup water

2 tbsp lemon juice

salt , pepper to taste


1. Cut the cauliflower into small florets, drizzle with oil, and season with salt, pepper. Bake at 400F for 18 mins, flip halfway through. Optional: Add Za’atar spice at the end when you take them out of the oven.

2. Cook quinoa and set aside.

3. Chop veggies: radish, pickled turnip, olives, cucumber, parsley.

4. Make tahini dressing: mix the tahini, lemon, water, garlic (optional), salt, pepper in a bowl and set aside.

5. Assemble bowl. Top with dressing!

Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice blend that you can use on so many different things. It’s a combination of dried savory, thyme, toasted sesame seeds, sumac and salt. It has a very earthy, tangy flavor. Trust me when I say you need to try it out! You can use it on roasted veggies too. You can find za’atar at any local Middle Eastern store (check out the Mid-East food center if you live in Ottawa), or look for the President’s Choice Za’atar blend at your supermarket. Alternatively, you can buy it online.

I hope you enjoy some of these magical flavours of the Middle East.

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