Greek Goddess Grain Bowl with Fried Zucchini, Halloumi and Toasted Seeds

 

A grain bowl with Greek inspired flavours along with crispy fried zucchini and halloumi in a basil and lemon tahini dressing with crunchy toasted seed 'croutons'.

What you will need

1 cup mix grains (such as quinoa, brown rice, quick cooking wild rice)

2 cups water

1 tablespoon oil

8 ounces halloumi, sliced 1/4 inch thick

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 cup tomato, diced

1 cup cucumber, diced

1/2 cup olives, sliced

1/2 cup roasted red pepper, sliced

1/2 cup artichoke hearts, coarsely chopped

1 avocado, sliced

1/4 cup fresh herbs such as basil, mint, parsley, dill, etc., chopped

1/4 cup tahini

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons water

1 clove garlic, grated

salt (or soy sauce or tamari) to taste

1/4 cup basil

1 tablespoon oil

2 tablespoons pine nuts

2 tablespoons sun-flower seeds

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

2 tablespoons flax seeds

2 tablespoons hemp seeds

2 medium zucchini

1/4 cup flour (rice flour for gluten-free)

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs (gluten-free for gluten-free)

1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated

salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons oil

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