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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.

Sara Haas, R.D.N., L.D.N.
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Fall 2020


Recipe Summary

25 mins
35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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

337 calories; protein 13g; carbohydrates 43g; dietary fiber 10g; sugars 6g; fat 15g; saturated fat 2g; potassium 748mg; sodium 625mg.

Reviews (1)

Rating: 5 stars
Recipe was excellent and very filling. I made changes based on what I had available at home. I chopped and roasted celery instead of using spinach, which added a nice crunch. Instead of straight quinoa, I heated a ready made pack of Seeds of Change organic quinoa and brown rice (Costco), and after drizzling the tahini dressing, also topped each bowl with fried shallots. I will keep these changes and put this on regular rotation. Read More