Baba Ghanoush Burrito Bowl

Baba Ghanoush Burrito Bowl
After enjoying plenty of baba ghanoush over the past few days I could not help but wonder about turning it into a meal, burrito bowl style. Burrito bowls are basically just deconstructed burritos served in a bowl; they usually start with a base of rice, followed by beans, meat, fresh ingredients, cheese, etc. I figured that baba ghanoush would make an excellent base for a 'burrito bowl' and I wanted to keep things with a Mediterranean theme and topped it with a seasoned ground lamb, fresh tomatoes, Greek yogurt and a hit of feta along with plenty of fresh herbs. I have to say that this baba ghanoush burrito bowl exceeded my expectations making for a really tasty meal that is both satisfying and pretty light and healthy at the same time!

Baba Ghanoush Burrito Bowl
Serve with pitas for scooping or just dig in with a spoon! Feel free to omit the feta to lighten things up a bit or add kalamata olives, chickpeas, etc. to make it heartier.

Baba Ghanoush Burrito Bowl
Baba Ghanoush Burrito Bowl

Baba Ghanoush Burrito Bowl

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4

A Mediterranean style 'burrito bowl' with a base of baba ghanoush topped with seasoned ground lamb, plenty of fresh herbs, tomatoes, yogurt and feta.

    For the seasoned ground lamb:
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mint, chopped
  • For the baba ghanoush burrito bowl:
  • 1 batch baba ghanoush (~4 cups)
  • 2 cups tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup feta
    For the seasoned ground lamb:
  1. Mix the lamb, garlic, cumin, coriander and cinnamon, cook over medium-high heat until cooked and slightly caramelized, season with salt and pepper, remove from heat and mix in the parsley and mint.
  2. For the baba ghanoush burrito bowl:
  3. Assemble the bowls and dig in with pitas or a spoon.

Option: Add chopped kalamata olives, diced onions, chickpeas, etc.
Note: The seasoned ground lamb and/or the rest toppings also go great on hummus!
Nutrition Facts: Calories 407, Fat 19.4g (Saturated 5.7g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 110mg, Sodium 264mg, Carbs 21.8g (Fiber 10.7g, Sugars 8.1g), Protein 39.2g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living said...

Sounds and looks like a great combination of flavors and textures Kevin!

Chrissy said...

Mmmm... I could eat stuff like this every day!!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie said...

Now that's how you enjoy baba ghanoush!

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