My chickpea veggie bowl with lemon tahini dressing…

Bowl eating is my kind of food. A bunch of stuff, usually a mix of vegetables and grains, get mixed into a bowl and covered in a tasty dressing. It’s not fancy, but it’s pretty much how we eat most often around here. I love this bowl dinner because it contains a mix of both roasted and raw vegetables and would be easy to add your own spin based on what you had available.

It’s like an elevated salad that totally works for dinner. If you wanted to throw in leftover chicken, tofu or salmon, go right ahead! The dressing is a lemony tasting tahini version with the addition of nutritional yeast. It makes plenty that you’ll have enough leftovers, which is a good thing, as it’s delicious on a green salad too.

chickpea veggie bowl with lemon tahini dressing:
1 T olive oil
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1/2 onion, large dice
1 t aleppo pepper
1 head of broccoli, cut into small florets
1 can of chickpeas, drained & rinsed
1/2 t cumin
kosher salt
1/2 cucumber, diced
1 red pepper, diced

your favourite cooked grains: I used farro & brown rice

lemon tahini dressing:

1/4 c tahini
1/4 c nutritional yeast
1/2 c freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 T olive oil
2 garlic cloves
3-5 T water

Preheat oven 400F.

Cook  the grain of your choice, if using.

Add diced sweet potato and onion onto a silpat-covered baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with aleppo pepper. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, toss and add in broccoli and chickpeas. Sprinkle with a little more olive oil, if needed, and some kosher salt and cumin. Bake for another 15-20 minutes or until sweet potato is tender.

Meanwhile, combine the dressing ingredients into a food processor until combined and smooth. Add additional water if needed.

In a bowl, add in your cooked grains and top with the vegetable chickpea mixture along with some cucumber and red pepper. Drizzle with tahini lemon sauce and serve with hot sauce, if needed. Serves 4, with additional sauce to be used throughout the week on your favourite salads.

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