What’s for lunch? Easy, non-boiling hummus and vegetable bowl


This lunch from Healthyfitnessmeals is a perfect meal for everyday work.

September 7, 2021, 8:02 a.m.

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When summer comes to an end, it’s time to think about lunch ideas for school and office.

Good Morning America Eating takes the legwork of preparing for lunch and shares delicious meals that can be prepared in the morning or pre-cooked for easy packaging.

Rena Awada, mother of five and founder of Healthyfitnessmeals, shared this simple high-protein grain and vegetable bowl of hummus that is both fresh and filling.

Hummus quinoa vegetable bowl

PHOTO: A healthy vegetable bowl with hummus and quinoa.

A healthy vegetable bowl with hummus and quinoa.

This delicious vegetarian recipe is nutritious and full of flavor. Plus, it’s easy to make with no need to cook, and it takes almost 20 minutes to assemble.

1 cucumber diced
2 cups cherry tomatoes cut in half
A small bunch of chopped parsley
4 spring onions thinly sliced
1 small red onion sliced
4 tablespoons of Greek yogurt
2 cups of cooked quinoa
2 tablespoons of olive oil
3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
For the homemade hummus
1 15-ounce chickpea tin, rinsed and drained
1 clove of garlic
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2-3 tablespoons of water
2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon of tahini, optional
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika plus more to sprinkle
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


Put all the hummus ingredients in a food processor and stir until smooth.

Divide the cooked quinoa between four bowls, then add cucumber, tomato, onion, a spoon of yogurt, and a dollop of hummus.

Sprinkle with smoked paprika powder, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper and drizzle with olive oil and vinegar. Enjoy!