Mediterranean Meals

Green Veggie Bowl with Chicken & Lemon-Tahini Dressing

4 servings


30 minutes

total time


¼ cup tahini

¼ cup cold water plus 2 tablespoons, divided

¼ cup lemon juice

½ teaspoon minced garlic plus 2 sliced garlic cloves, divided

¼ teaspoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon kosher salt, divided

1 cup green beans

1 small broccoli crown

4 (4 ounce) chicken cutlets, trimmed

¼ teaspoon ground pepper

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

½ large red onion, sliced

4 cups thinly sliced kale

2 cups cooked brown rice

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


Whisk tahini and 1/4 cup water in a small bowl until smooth. Add lemon juice, minced garlic, cumin and 1/4 teaspoon salt and whisk to combine. Set aside.

Trim green beans and cut in half. Break broccoli into florets. Measure 1 cup (reserve the rest for another use).

Season chicken with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until an instant-read thermometer registers 160 degrees F, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a clean cutting board and tent with foil to keep warm.

Wipe out the pan and add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add sliced garlic and cook for 30 seconds, then add the broccoli and green beans. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Stir in kale and add the remaining 2 tablespoons water. Cover and steam until the vegetables are tender-crisp, 1 to 2 minutes.

Slice the chicken.

To serve, divide rice and the vegetables among 4 bowls and top with the chicken. Drizzle with the reserved dressing and sprinkle with cilantro.


Serving Size



452 kcal

Total Fat

18 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Unsaturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat



65 mg


361 mg

Total Carbohydrate

42 g

Dietary Fiber

5 g

Total Sugars

3 g


35 g

4 servings


30 minutes

total time
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