Mediterranean Spring Bowls

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Mediterranean Spring BowlsThis is my copycat recipe of the White House Grill’s Spring Bowl. The White House Grill is a small Mediterranean restaurant in Post Falls, ID. If you know anything about the White House Grill, you will know that you can’t come within 10 feet of it without smelling like garlic the rest of the day but oh man all their food is TASTY! This is definitely my favorite dish of theirs. If you like garlic.. you will love this recipe! (I, personally, think this recipe is right on with the restaurant’s recipe. If you are from the area, I’m excited to see how you think it compares!)

Mediterranean Spring Bowls

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  • 1 bottle Lawry’s (or any) lemon pepper marinade
  • 2 chicken breast halves
  • lemon pepper
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 medium-sized zucchini, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 c. garbanzo beans
  • 12-15 cherry (or grape) tomatoes
  • feta cheese
  • Kalamata olives
  • 1 c. long-grain, white rice
  • 2 c. water
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest (or to taste)
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, crushed (add more if you dare)
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • salt (to taste)


  • Marinate chicken breast halves in lemon pepper marinade for at least an hour (sealed tightly in a plastic Ziploc bag works best). Remove chicken and discard marinade. Place chicken in a 9x13 glass baking dish and sprinkle with lemon pepper on both sides. Bake at 350-degrees for about 35 min or until juices run clear and chicken is completely cooked through.
  • While chicken is cooking, heat a little bit of oil in a large skillet. Add diced onion, zucchini, bell pepper, and garbanzo beans. Saute until onions become clear. Add tomatoes and saute an additional minute or so until tomatoes become hot.
  • Chop up cooked chicken into smaller pieces (at the restaurant they cut up the chicken into little cubes.. I would normally do that too but for the sake of a prettier picture I cut the chicken into strips) and stir in with sauteed veggies.
  • Cook rice with water according to package instructions (or in a rice cooker). After the rice is cooked, combine remaining ingredients (from olive oil on...) and pour slowly over rice while fluffing with a fork. Add more lemon juice a little at a time if needed.
  • Put a scoop or two of rice on a plate (or in a bowl). Add sauteed veggies and chicken (at White House Grill, they just kind of toss everything together and put it over the rice, I know the picture above is more layered.. I just did that because I thought it looked prettier.. it all tastes the same..) Top each bowl with about 2 Tbsp. feta cheese (or to taste). Garnish with Kalamata olives.

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  1. Megan B says:

    I've been to the White House Grill in Post Falls, ID. I actually grew up in Newman Lake, WA, just about 10 minutes from downtown Post Falls. Thanks for all of your recipes! I'm excited to try out this recipe and others that you post. Keep them coming!

  2. Wende says:

    This looks awesome! I shared this recipe on my blog post Must Try Tuesday.

    Thanks for sharing!


  3. Marci says:

    I just tried this recipe last night and we LOVED it! I've never been to the restaurant, but it was a delicious dinner!

  4. Wende says:

    I made this last night for my family and they LOVED it! It was so tasty. My husband asked that it go into our meal rotation.

    Thanks for the yummy recipe!


  5. Shayla Bentley says:

    We had this the other night as well and it was excellent! Perfect for a summer meal. We weren't as brave with the garlic though and actually ended up adding a bit more rice to the mix to tone down the flavor. But it definitely hit the spot!

  6. Steffani says:

    I cant wait to try this recipe! I used to live in Post Falls, ID and at the 4 way stop where the White House Grill was located you could smell how delicious their food was! Putting this on the menu for next week! Cant wait!

  7. THE NAKED CHEF 2 says:

    Thanks so Much for Recipe.
    We ate at the White House Grill the 1st night it opened when Ederm was Raci's partner. Spring Bowls and Diablo was the Bomb. We have since moved to Florida 3 yrs ago and my wife asked this morning if I could re-make he a White House Spring Bowl. I looked up their site to remind myself what was in it and it was no longer on menu. Thanks so much for the help. Missing Idaho, lol and it aooears Raci has done well with 3 grills now.

  8. TODELL says:

    I lived in Post Falls, ID for 6 yrs and The White House Grill was one of my favorite restaurants. To my knowledge they don’t serve this dish any longer but had it when they did. Have to say you have nailed it. Of course depending on the day sometimes the garlic was a bit stronger than this recipe. I lived three blocks from The White House and I have boxes that when opened smell like garlic…. Miss their hummus the most I think.

    • Erica says:

      I agree, their hummus is awesome! I know if you specifically ASK for the spring bowl, they will still make it up for you! Just in case you are in town and craving it again sometime! They also serve it whenever they have their food truck out (like at Pig Out in the Park in Spokane).

  9. Sandy says:

    Please figure out the pasta salad recipe.

  10. Courtney says:

    I totally figured out their salmon recipe, and now I’m excited to try to get the rice down pat, too! 😀 Do you know how to do the green beans?? They’re arguably the best part, imo.

    • Erica says:

      Oooh, it has been SO long since I have been there I don’t remember the green beans! I will be going next summer and will try to duplicate them 😀 The salmon recipe sounds fantastic!

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