These Vegetarian Kofta Kabob Bowls with Garlic Tzatziki have all the flavor of a traditional kabob flavors in an easy to make, meatless bowl.
Lately we have been eating lots of Mediterranean flavors and this past Monday both of us were seriously craving Kofta kabobs. Since we are trying to stick to Meatless Mondays though, they weren't an option. Plus I wasn't in the mood to make the kabobs and wanted an easier option. That's when I decided to make these meatless Kofta Kabob bowls using veggie crumbles and all the traditional spices. Served with homemade garlic tzatziki and your choice of grains and veggies - it's a delicious and healthy meal that you'll love.
Vegetarian Kofta Kabob Bowls with Garlic Tzatziki
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- 2 U Persian cucumbers
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 U garlic clove
- 1 U Pinch of salt
- 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 U lemon, juice
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 1/4 cup red onion, diced
- 1.33 lb vegetarian crumbles
- 2 U garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp. cumin
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1/4 tsp coriander
- 1/4 cup parsley, minced
- Salt and pepper
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To make the tzatziki: Use a box grater to grate the cucumber. Sprinkle with salt and let rest for 20 minutes. The salt will remove some of the moisture. Using a paper towel or cheesecloth, squeeze out as much moisture as you can from the cucumber. Meanwhile, using the back of your knife and a pinch of salt, crush the garlic into a paste. Once the cucumbers are ready, mix in the yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, crushed garlic, oregano, pepper, and salt if needed. Stir and refrigerate.
For the crumbles: Heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the crumbles and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, for 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and all of the spiced and continue to cook for 4-5 minutes until crumbles are warmed through and browned. Stir in the parsley and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 1-2 more minutes.
To assemble the bowls: Choose your favorite grain or cauliflower rice. Top with crumbles and garlic tzatziki. Then add your favorite cooked or fresh vegetables. I like to serve mine with a Israeli salad.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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