Mediterranean Grain Bowls

Mediterranean grain bowls come together in just 30 minutes and make a great staple healthy weeknight meatless meal. A simple tzatziki sauce pulls everything together and pistachios add unexpected crunch.

  • Author: Leanne Ray, MS, RDN
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Mains
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  • 1, 14.5 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 10 ounce bag cauliflower florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1 English cucumber (divided)
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese crumbles
  • 1 cup couscous


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F. Line a sheet pan with parchment.
  2. Use a clean towel to dry the chickpeas as much as possible. Then add them to a bowl with the cauliflower and toss with olive oil, spices and salt. Transfer to the sheet pan and roast for 15-20 minutes, stirring once about halfway through to prevent burning.
  3. Meanwhile, make the tzatziki sauce: add yogurt, dill, lemon zest and juice and grated garlic to a small bowl. Stir to combine. Grate 1/4 of the cucumber and fold that into the sauce. 
  4. Thinly slice the remaining cucumber and prep the remaining toppings. 
  5. Cook couscous per package directions when there’s 5-10 minutes left on the chickpeas/cauliflower. 
  6. To serve, spoon warm couscous into bowls and top with the chickpea cauliflower mixture, veggies, feta cheese and a spoonful of tzatziki sauce. Garnish with a lemon and an extra sprig of dill. 



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Keywords: vegetarian meals, weeknight meals, 30 minutes or less