Roasted Chickpea Curry Bowl


You'll get a serious dose of plant-based protein with this meal! The curry-infused cauliflower and chickpeas taste hearty and satisfying, while quinoa adds an extra boost of protein.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon curry powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt plus 1/4 tsp., divided

  • 1 medium head cauliflower (1 3/4 lbs.), cut into florets (8 cups)

  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added chickpeas, rinsed

  • 1 ¼ cups water plus 2 Tbsp., divided

  • cup quinoa, rinsed

  • 4 cups baby spinach, coarsely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons tahini

  • 1 teaspoon lime zest plus 1 Tbsp. lime juice

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Whisk oil, curry powder, and 1/2 tsp. salt in a large bowl. Add cauliflower and chickpeas; toss to coat. Spread evenly on the prepared baking sheet. Roast, stirring once, until tender and browned in spots, about 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, combine 1 1/4 cups water, quinoa, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and fluff the quinoa with a fork. Stir in spinach, cover, and let stand for 5 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, whisk tahini, lime zest, lime juice, garlic, pepper, and the remaining 2 Tbsp. water in a small bowl.

  5. Divide the quinoa mixture among 4 dinner bowls. Top with the cauliflower-chickpea mixture and a drizzle of the tahini dressing.


To make ahead: Refrigerate dressing (Step 4) for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

337 Calories
15g Fat
43g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 1 cup chickpea-cauliflower mixture + 3/4 cup quinoa-spinach mixture + about 1 Tbsp. sauce
Calories 337
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 13g 26%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 625mg 27%
Potassium 748mg 16%

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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