Roasted Veggie Grain Bowl with Avocado and Hummus
 
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This Roasted Veggie Grain Bowl with Avocado and Hummus makes for a hearty lunch, full of flavor and loaded with fiber and protein!
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Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ cup dry pearl barley
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1” pieces
  • ¼ large sweet onion, cut into 1” pieces
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1-2 cups organic greens, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup hummus (homemade or store-bought)
  • ½ medium avocado, sliced
  • Top with Greek, Goddess, or Tahini dressing if desired*
  • Serve with pita or naan bread, optional*
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Add zucchini and onion pieces, halved tomatoes and sliced baby bella mushrooms to baking sheet.
  3. Mix olive oil, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, dried thyme, crushed red pepper, salt and black pepper to small bowl. Mix to combine, then drop spoonfuls of seasoned oil over prepped veggies, use hands to toss and coat all veggies.
  4. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes, stirring after 10, or until cooked through and tender.
  5. Meanwhile, add dry barley to small sauce pan along with 1 cup water, bring to a boil, then reduce to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until chewy tender, stirring occasionally. Once cooked, remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  6. Once veggies and barley have cooked and cooled a bit. Begin to assemble bowls.
  7. Divide chopped greens between two large shallow bowls, then add cooked barley, roasted veggies, hummus, and avocado. Drizzle with dressing of choice if desired. Serve with pita or naan bread.
Notes
Nutrition info does include dressing or pita bread.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 423 Fat: 14 Saturated fat: 2 Unsaturated fat: 10 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 58 Sugar: 8 Sodium: 177 Fiber: 14 Protein: 10 Cholesterol: 0
Recipe by Lemons and Basil at http://lemonsandbasil.com/barley-grain-bowl-with-roasted-veggies-and-hummus/