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Roasted Chickpea Bowls w/ Carrot Ginger Dressing

Looking for a vegetarian meal prep recipe that's high in protein and so tasty that you're actually excited for lunch time? I've got you covered. 
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword chickpea bowl, chickpea meal prep
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Time 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 742kcal
Author Sarah Bond

Ingredients

Fillings

  • 1 cup uncooked wild rice 200 g
  • 3 cups Bob's Red Mill Chickpeas 2 14-oz cans or soaked and boiled
  • 2 Tbsp California Olive Ranch EVOO 30 mL
  • 1 Tbsp McCormick Gourmet Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Simply Organic Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp Simply Organic Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved, 150 g
  • 2 cups spinach 60 g
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Carrot Ginger Dressing

  • 1/4 cup California Olive Ranch EVOO 60 mL
  • 1/4 cup Eden Foods Brown Rice Vinegar 60 mL
  • 2 carrots roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 2 Tbsp honey 30 mL
  • 2 tsp Spectrum Natural Toasted Sesame Oil 10 mL
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Rice: Cook rice according to the instructions on the package, about 40 minutes.
  • Chickpeas: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C). Drain and pat dry chickpeas with paper towels. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss to combine chickpeas, oil, paprika, pepper, salt, and cayenne. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until lightly crisped.
  • Dressing: Combine all carrot ginger dressing ingredients in a blender until smooth. You may need to add a touch of water to make the sauce smoother, depending on your blender.
  • Assemble: To assemble, set out 4 to 5 storage containers. Evenly spoon in a bit of rice, chickpeas, avocado, tomatoes, spinach, and almonds. Drizzle dressing over the rice, or store in separate small containers for maximum freshness.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 742kcal | Carbohydrates: 92g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 1019mg | Potassium: 1103mg | Fiber: 16.6g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 13250IU | Vitamin C: 35.5mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 5mg