Get the flavor you love with fewer carbs in this delicious Shawarma Bowl!

Shawarma, gyros, doner kebab… just because you’re eating low fat, low carb doesn’t mean you have to ditch these favorites! This amazing shawarma bowl packs in the tastes you know and love in a nutritious dish that’s loaded with veggies and flavor. This Middle East-inspired meal is sure to please and help you stay on-track with your low-fat low-carb lifestyle!

3 ratings


8 Oz Chicken breast, Cut into 3-inch strips
1 Tsp Olive oil
2 Tsp Lemon juice
1/2 Tsp Sea salt
1 Garlic clove, Minced
1/2 Tsp Curry powder
1/2 Tsp Cumin powder
1/4 Tsp Ground coriander


2 Cups Mixed greens,
1/2 Cup Cherry tomatoes, Halved
2 Tbsp Fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/4 avocado, sliced
Basil dressing, Lemon Vinaigrette
2 Handfuls Fresh basil leaves,
1 Garlic clove, Smashed
2 Tbsp Fresh lemon juice,
5 Tbsp Olive oil,


step #1

Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, curry powder, cumin, and coriander together in a bowl.

step #2

In a shallow sealable container or in a large sealable bag, mix the chicken strips and marinade.

step #3

Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes (or overnight for even more flavor).

step #4

When you're happy with your marinated chicken, heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.

step #5

While the chicken is cooking, combine basil, garlic, salt, lemon juice, and olive oil in a food processor, blending until smooth. Set aside.

step #6

To prepare your shawarma bowl, toss your greens with a pinch of salt and pepper. Transfer to a bowl along with the cooked chicken before adding tomatoes and basil. Finally, top with 2 tablespoons of your basil-lemon vinaigrette.

step #7

Ready to serve!


3 ratings

Did you know?

Basil’s an excellent herb to incorporate into any diet. Basil contains an essential oil called eugenol, a substance that’s also found in over-the-counter painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications. It’s a natural anti-inflammatory, which means that adding more basil can help with those aches and pains so common after a workout or strenuous activity. Basil also provides a good dose of magnesium, which helps blood vessels relax, contributing to better cardiovascular health.

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