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Mediterranean Bowl

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This healthy and delicious Mediterranean bowl is filling and easy to make, featuring rice, hummus, pita crisps, and fresh veggies.


  • 2 cups brown or white basmati rice, uncooked*
  • 2 whole wheat pitas, or purchased pita chips (optional)
  • 2 pinches garlic powder
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 8 cups salad greens
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  • ¼ cup olive oil, plus additional for drizzling
  • ½ tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¾ cup prepared hummus (storebought or homemade)
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup microgreens
  • 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt


  1. Make the basmati rice (or use our Instant Pot method).
  2. If making homemade pita chips, preheat oven to 350F. Lightly brush each pita with olive oil, then sprinkle with a few pinches kosher salt and a pinch of garlic powder. Cut each pita into 8 wedges with a pizza cutter, then place the wedges on a baking sheet. Bake until browned and crisp, about 15 minutes.
  3. Thinly slice the shallot (into rings). Thinly slice the red pepper. Slice the cucumber. Chop the parsley. If necessary, wash and dry the salad greens.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, soy sauce, oregano, dill, and thyme.
  5. To serve, place the greens into bowls and top with the rice, then drizzle the rice with the olive oil mixture. Add a dollop of hummus and sprinkle with paprika. Top with shallot, red pepper, cucumber, microgreens and parsley (if using). To serve, squeeze with lemon wedges (important!), a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of kosher salt.


Inspired by Fresh by Ruth Tal and Jennifer Houston *Recipe timing shown for white rice.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Mediterranean, Rice, Rice Bowl, Bowl Meal, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Healthy,