Widely considered a national dish of Egypt, Kosheri is a comforting, filling, and protein packed dish. Sometimes spelled koshary or kushari, this dish traditionally incorporates white rice, broken pieces of pasta, and an oily tomato sauce. While this combination makes for the perfect street food, a few tweaks elevate kosheri to a healthy dish worthy of a dinner party, and render it no less flavorful or satisfying than the original. Lentils, quinoa, and chickpeas pack a hefty does of high quality vegan protein, and by swapping the starchy pasta and rice for super-food quinoa, you can enjoy this Egyptian favorite without the guilt or bellyache. Tomatoes provide lycopene, which bolsters the health of your heart, skin, eyes, and bones, and cooking them simply with a little olive oil provides a delicious flavor contribution to the nutty kosheri. Whatever leftovers you might have make the perfect lunch to bring to work the next day.
For the recipe, visit Geo Blue’s Healthy Travel Blog.