10 Minute Magical Chocolate Almond Butter Superfood Seed Bars.
With a spicy basil tahini drizzle and maybe some pita chips for scooping too. YUM
I don’t even really know where to begin.
There is just so much happening here. So much flavor, so many textures and just so much goodness all in one bowl!!
AND it is an almost completely vegan bowl too. Like what?!? Just lose the halloumi and this becomes vegan…but oh my gosh, I’d never, ever, ditch the halloumi if I were you. NEVER.
If you have never experienced halloumi cheese, now is the time. Like today. Go buy some, add it to a skillet, fry it on both sides and then just eat it. So flippin delicious. Definitely one of my new favorite cheeses.
Please excuse my annoyingly chipper Monday morning chatter. It’s just that I am excited about this bowl. So exited that I have been texting people photos of it for the past week. People who could care less about a goddess bowl, people who have now probably blocked my messages, and people who I majorly made super hungry, and then majorly depressed, because this bowl was thousands of miles away from them.
I am so very sorry, but again, this bowl excites me and clearly I am like an eight year old and cannot contain my excitement
Sometimes I get really exited about a recipe because of the photos, but with this bowl, my excitement has nothing to do with photos (which I think are pretty sub-par). It’s all about what’s going on in this bowl. It’s just got everything.
Also, I just need to say that it is currently snowing outside my window and despite my chipperness about this bowl, I pretty much want to start bawling my eyes out. Or better yet, screaming at the universe. OH MY GOSH. STOP SNOWING.
It actually snowed all weekend. I think I need to move. Thank God for my little space heater. It pretty much saves my life…and my sanity.
Oh, and pineapples, yes, those help greatly too…I maybe just ordered a muscle tank with a giant hot pink pineapple on it purely just because the pineapple made me happy. And I actually despise hot pink, but I just couldn’t resist the pineapple.
In other news, I am escaping this bitter cold winter weather on Friday and headed to LA for work (my brother Malachi is also tagging along to look at schools, and my cousin Abby is coming up from San Diego, so hopefully there will be a little fun interspersed in this trip as well!). But you guys, I heard it was cold and raining in LA the other day?
OH NO. I mean, I know the rain is a good thing, but man, I hope it clears by Friday.
Anywho, back on track here.
These Greek Goddess grain bowls, that are chock full of health and deliciousness, need to be explained a bit. I have had the idea to create a Goddess bowl like this since January, but I held off solely for the purpose of fresh heirloom cherry tomatoes. I know, I waited months to make this for tomatoes? Yeah, but I really just enjoy creating seasonal foods, so to me, it was worth the long wait.
SIDENOTE: it feels really wrong talking about tomatoes while it’s snowing outside. Like that’s just not right.
I am however, sad that I waited so long to try Halloumi cheese. Like I said, this is some seriously delicious cheese, like whoa!
OK SO. I will not try to sugar coat a thing. There are a lot of ingredients that go into this meal. DO NOT let this scare you away. I promise the prep work really is not that hard and all the ingredients are oh so good for our bodies. So say hello to this bowl and start thinking about sliding into that bikini this summer (please don’t tell me you are already wearing one!).
Just look past the words “fried” because really nothing is fried. The zucchini just gets a little crispy coating, and the Halloumi gets a quick sear in the skillet. It is still healthy. Plus, I even used nutritional yeast (which can be found at health food stores and on [Amazon | http://www.amazon.com/Bobs-Red-Mill-Large-Flake/dp/B000WLCHDA/ref=sr_1_3?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1431221180&sr=1-3&keywords=nutritional+yeast]) in the coating for the zucchini to make things extra nutrient dense and good for us. COOL!
And now let’s talk about all those seeds. Oh how I love those seeds!
Basically, I just grabbed all the seeds I had in my pantry, added them to a skillet with a little olive oil, toasted them to a sweet golden perfection and gave them a little sprinkling of salt – done. Super simple, but possibly my favorite component to these bowls. They have SO much flavor and great texture. Not to mention all the health benefits!
Would you look at me?
Health benefits? Almost vegan? Craziness.
I did go ahead and add a few hard-boiled eggs to our bowls, but to be completely honest, these are amazing even without the eggs. This bowl is really about the seeds, the zucchini, the Halloumi and the basil tahini drizzle (which by the way should be added to everything).
So you see??? This bowl is everything that is good, and good for you. Literally.
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Bonus points if you eat this with fresh pita or pita chips. Yes. Do that.
This salad is one of my favorites of ALL time. My daughters always request it when they come to visit. The only change I make is to bake the zucchini and Halloumi in a 425 degree oven, instead of in a skillet. The bowl is a bit involved to construct but it is well worth the effort! Half Baked Harvest has never led me astray!
That is so amazing! Thank you so much for trying this Mary! So glad everyone loves it! xTieghan
The sauce is my favorite part! It really ties all of the ingredient together 🙂
Thank you Emma!
This is one of my favourite HBH recipes by far. Salty, earthy, nutty… and that tahini drizzle! Love it.
Thank you! So happy you love this recipe Smadar!
Lady. WOW. Just wow. I finished eating this a few moments ago and that was a wholly magical experience. Halloumi is new to me and I cannot wait to eat it again. The texture and flavors were incredible and this was SO filling. Thank you so much for an amazing recipe!!!
I’m thrilled you love this so much! Especially for your first Halloumi experience! Thanks so much for trying it!
Hey! We discovered your website when we were searching for a veg-friendly alternative to chicken wings and have remained steadfast fans ever since trying your quinoa buffalo bites. Tonight, we tried making this bowl but the dressing wouldn’t mix. I tried adding some mustard as an emulsifier but no dice. We followed the recipe exactly — any ideas on what might have gone wrong?
I am so sorry for the trouble. I cannot think of what would be the problem. When you say the dressing would not mix, what do you mean? Did you blend it in the blender?
Again, so sorry. Hope I can help you fix the problem!
Made this tonight. Killer dish. The flavour combo is just fantastic. Awesome recipe!
Can you help me find halloumi cheese? I live in Ohio. Thanks so much!!
Most grocery store carry it in the cheese section. Whole foods would carry it too. Does that help?
I was drooling as I was reading and scrolling through your photos!
Awe! THANK YOU! 🙂
omg this is the perfect meal for a sunny day!!!! yummm
Your food always looks so, so appetising. As in, “I want to leave work RIGHT NOW and rush home to make and hungrily devour this!!” type of appetising. YUM. I’m a big believer in these sort of abundance/goddess bowls. So much deliciousness with a big kick of nutrition to boot. Thanks for the dinner inspiration!
THANK YOU!! Such a kind comment!!
Super wonderful even without meat. It is crunchy sweet and very satisfying. I changed my dinner plans and ate this. Wonderful ! And enough for lunch tomorrow –
Thank you! So exited you loved it! 🙂
You did really good here, like wow burst of flavors! I love that green wood background you shot on, perfect color combo !
Thank you so much! Hope you had a great weekend!!
I’ve always wanted to try fried halloumi. This bowl is basically my dream! Love all the textures and healthy goodness!
Thanks so much, Laura!! Hope you had a great weekend! 🙂
“Like whoa” is an understatement. These bowls are like everything a bowl should be.. and then some… Halloumi. That should totally be a saying “all that and a bowl of halloumi!” Your photos and recipe have me seriously drooling like a St. Bernard, per the norm. Love this goddess bowl. Pinning & making for sure!♡
THANK YOU! 🙂
Hope you had a great weekend and a great start your week!!
This is just what I need to be eating—-really good food.
Everything in this bowl looks so good.
I really need to take more effort and put together better dishes like this.
Thank you so much, Nancy!! Hope you had a great Monday!!