These quinoa bowls are topped with roast cauliflower, zucchini, and crispy, spicy lemon and turmeric chickpeas. A drizzle of lemon-tahini sauce adds the final touch! And the best part – the vegetables are roasted on one pan for easy clean up.
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Ahhhh, Spring – finally! It seemed like winter would never end. Nothing makes me happier than those first warm, sunny days when I feel like I can finally turn away from heavy soups and stews and dig into something a little lighter.
These roasted cauliflower grain bowls are a delicious way to bridge the gap between the seasons. I’ve been obsessed with grain bowls lately, and at this point I pretty much have it down to a science. For a good grain bowl, you need a base grain, delicious vegetables, a protein source, something crispy, and a fun sauce for drizzling.
These bowls meet all the criteria. They’re piled high with healthy roast vegetables (cauliflower and zucchini, I’m looking at you) plus crispy chickpeas for some protein and crunch. The chickpeas are tossed with lemon pepper seasoning and turmeric, and they’re oh so tasty. I’ve been snacking on them all week.
Lemon-tahini sauce is thick and creamy, and its bright flavor is perfect for spring.
I purchased the quinoa, chickpeas, tahini, and spices for these bowls from iHerb.com. At first glance, iHerb looks like a pharmacy or vitamin shop, but once you start poking around you’ll see that they also have a ton of healthy, organic grocery items. All together, they sell over 35,000 items, including tons of whole grains, spices, nuts, specialty flours, etc. They’re a Google trusted store that ships to over 160 countries, and their customer services provides support in 10 different languages.
I was really excited to find that they carry some of my favorite brands, like Bob’s Red Mill and Simply Organic spices. The Dastony tahini was new to me, and I’m definitely a fan. It didn’t seem to separate as much as other tahini does, so it was easy to measure and stir. Plus the flavor was great! I usually buy canned chickpeas, but these but these dried beans from Arrowhead Mills cooked quickly in my pressure cooker and they had a fabulous texture.
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