Mediterranean Stir Fry
This take on a classic dish brings Mediterranean flavors and produce to create a delicious and filling healthy meal. This dish is quick and packed with goodness. It is oil-free, dairy-free, and vegan
Happy Friday everyone! I am super excited to bring you this recipe today, because it is definitely going to be a new classic for me. This recipe is super simple (as are all stir fry's), and loaded with super healthy ingredients. I love recipes like this because they don't feel like you're eating super healthy even though you are. Don't get me wrong, I love my salads, but for dinner I usually like something a little more satiating. When you add a healthy grain, vegetables, and proteins you create a meal that will keep you fulfilled for the rest of the day.
I am also excited to share this recipe with you guys, because I really like the idea of it. I have always loved stir fry's, but always just assumed that you can only make them in asian flavors. I was so wrong, this mediterranean stir fry is a perfect example of the endless option. I have always loved the mediterranean, and the health benefits of this cuisine are well known at this point, so I figured why not combine two of my loves together to create a delicious nourishing bowl! I think the next stir fry I'll make is a mexican stir fry, and then maybe italian, the options truly are endless.
The recipe for this dish has a lot of room to adjust for your specific taste (as a lot of my recipes do). The seasonings are perfect, but you can change around the vegetables, grain, and protein. I think that you could add olives to this for a nice healthy fat, or even avocado. If you are gluten-free, you could use quinoa instead of couscous. You can also serve this on arugula instead of romaine if that is something you like. Another alteration of this is that you could top it with some sweet balsamic date glaze for even more flavor. Alright all this talking about food has got me hungry, let's get to that recipe!
Total Time: 25 Minutes
- 1 1/2 Cups dried couscous
- 2 Zucchini
- 1 Can chickpeas
- 2 Bell peppers
- 1 Red onion
- 3 Cloves garlic
- 1 Cup mushrooms
- 1 Cup cherry tomatoes
- 1 Bunch fresh basil
- 2 Heads of romaine
- 2 Teaspoons oregano
- 2 Lemons juiced
Begin by cooking your couscous according to package instructions.
In a saucepan add the onions and garlic and saute. Next add the peppers and mushrooms and continue to saute. Once cooked through add the chickpeas, zucchini and cherry tomatoes and cook until almost done. Add the basil and oregano and lemon juice.
Chop up the romaine lettuce and place at the base of your bowls. Next add the couscous, and then stir fry. You may add extra lemon and basil to top, and serve!