Grain Bowl with Chickpeas & Cauliflower


This beautiful grain bowl is packed with healthy ingredients like quinoa, chickpeas, kale and cauliflower--all drizzled with a lemony tahini sauce. The fast one-bowl meal makes a satisfying weeknight dinner or packable work lunch. If you don't have za'atar, you can substitute 1/2 teaspoon each ground cumin and coriander.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
1 bowl


  • 1 cup small cauliflower florets

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 3 tablespoons hot tap water

  • 2 tablespoons tahini

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon za'atar

  • 1 ½ cups baby kale

  • ½ cup cooked quinoa

  • ½ cup canned chickpeas, rinsed


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Toss cauliflower with oil, cumin and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Transfer to a small baking dish; roast until the cauliflower is tender, 12 to 15 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, whisk water, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, za'atar and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a small bowl.

  4. Place kale in the bottom of a shallow serving bowl. Top with cauliflower, quinoa and chickpeas; drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the dressing (save the rest for another use).

    Grain Bowl with Chickpeas & Cauliflower

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

501 Calories
25g Fat
55g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 1 bowl
Calories 501
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 12g 44%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 20g 40%
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Vitamin A 2427IU 49%
Vitamin C 89mg 98%
Folate 166mcg 42%
Sodium 715mg 31%
Calcium 172mg 13%
Iron 5mg 29%
Magnesium 157mg 37%
Potassium 1043mg 22%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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