Middle Eastern Bento Box

I got the idea for this bento box from a Weight Watchers app beginner meal suggestion. WW placed these simple ingredients on a platter, but I like putting it in a bento box for one reason: (1) the salad and the roasted peppers seep liquid, making things messy (and ruining the bread). I also put the hummus in a silicone cup to prevent the juice from the pepper from turning it into pepper-hummus soup!

I replaced WW’s suggestion of a hard boiled egg with smoked salmon because it’s prettier and because who doesn’t love smoked salmon! It not only adds a lovely color to the ensemble, but it adds a nice salty, smoky balance to the tanginess of the acidic salad.

I added the roasted peppers to WW’s suggestion because it melds with the flavor of hummus beautifully, plus it adds more vegetables to my day.

  • 1/2 pita wrapped in cling wrap to prevent sogginess
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Hummus
  • Roasted bell peppers
  • Middle Eastern salad: 2 tomatoes, 1 cucumber, a bunch of cilantro, juice from 1 lime, salt & pepper

middle east platter

Pro-tip for WW users: the only items in this platter that have points are the hummus and the pita bread!

WW values: 1/4c hummus: 3pts, 1/4 pita: 4pts.

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