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Chickpea and Lentil Taco Salad Meal Prep Bowls


  • Author: She Likes Food

Description

These Chickpea and Lentil Taco Salad Meal Prep Bowls are healthy, filling and delicious!


Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon olive oil, or your favorite oil
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or less if desired
  • 2 cups corn kernels
  • 4 cups mixed greens or chopped lettuce
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • Other optional toppings: salsa, jalapeños, cilantro, black olives (would add extra WW points)

Crispy Tortilla Strips:

  • 4 corn tortillas
  • cooking spray
  • Salt
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder

Greek Yogurt Ranch:

  • 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt, or non-dairy yogurt of choice
  • 1/4 cup diced cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion, or chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.  Slice the tortillas into bite sized thin strips and place on a medium sized sheet pan.  Spray with cooking spray and season with garlic powder, paprika and salt.  Bake until crispy and just starting to brown, 7-10 minutes.  Let cool and then separate into 4 equal portions.  Store in an airtight container or ziplock bag on the counter.
  2. Add all dressing ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy.  Separate dressing into 4 small containers in equal amounts and store in the refrigerator.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.  Add olive oil, chickpeas, lentils and all the spices.  Mix until combined and cook until heated through (to let the spices develop) about 5 minutes.
  4. Assemble bowls: I like to use these glass meal prep containers, but you could use any kind you like.  In each container add, 1/2 cup chickpea/lentil mixture, 1/2 cup corn, 1 cup lettuce, 1/4 cup tomatoes and 1 tablespoon red onion.
  5. When ready to eat top with dressing, crispy tortilla strips and any other toppings you desire.

Notes

You could also use 2 cups of just chickpeas or just lentils instead of using both.

I would recommend a hearty lettuce, like romaine, iceberg or heart greens like kale and spinach.  They will stay fresh longer in your containers.

Each bowl contains 2 Weight Watchers Freestyle points.  If you omit the crispy tortillas each bowl has zero points.