The "recipe" below is more of a collection of suggested ingredients. This would be very easy to change up based on other favorite green vegetables...I'm thinking of green beans, fava beans, arugula, snap peas, and asparagus...yum! You can't go too wrong here. Depsite all the components, this meal was actually very quick -- I prepped and cooked all the components while the lentils were cooking, so the total time was around 35-40 minutes. You just need some counter space to work with so that you can lay out each ingredient as it's finished. Happy Mother's Day and Happy Spring!
Spring Green Produce Bowl...a loose guide...
Green lentils + quinoa: simmer the lentils in salted water for about 35 minutes, and add the quinoa with about 13 minutes to go. Drain well.
Broiled chicken breast seasoned with smoked paprika and kosher salt
Vegetables: zucchini coins sautéed with minced garlic, flash-sautéed shishito peppers with lots of lemon juice, and raw baby spinach
Toppings: cubed Granny Smith apple and crumbled feta
Lemon-Dijon dressing: lemon juice, olive oil, Dijon mustard, fresh thyme leaves, salt, and pepper
To assemble, add a scoop of the lentil-quinoa mixture to the bottom of your bowl and drizzle with a little dressing. Layer on raw spinach, and top with chicken, zucchini, peppers, and apple. Drizzle with more dressing, and then sprinkle with feta.