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Broccoli, Couscous & Mashed Chickpea Bowls

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Broccoli, Couscous & Mashed Chickpea Bowls

Broccoli is one of few vegetables in season in January. In fact, it also happens to be one of my favourite vegetables! When I was a kid, I was a much pickier eater than I am now and surprisingly I had more of a distaste for different meats and sauces than I did for any vegetables. Even to this day, the only vegetable I don’t care for is green beans – I find them so plain and boring, but maybe that’s because my mom insisted on steaming every vegetable she served us.

But I digress…this post is really all about these delicious, scrumptious, healthy Broccoli, Couscous & Mashed Chickpea Bowls.? I’m telling you, I’m all about bowls lately. Grain bowls with protein and lots of tasty, colourful, flavourful veggies – not steamed, but rather roasted.?

Broccoli, Couscous & Mashed Chickpea Bowls      Broccoli, Couscous & Mashed Chickpea Bowls

I’m obsessed with dark green vegetables, and winter is prime time for them. Everything from cabbage, kale, leeks and brussels sprouts…really, the best thing you can do for your health is to make veggies the star of the meal, and include a variety. These Broccoli, Couscous & Mashed Chickpea Bowls use the best vegetables of the season, and transform them into a delicious, hearty meal perfect for nourishing yourself during the winter months.

Broccoli, Couscous & Mashed Chickpea Bowls

But of course, this recipe isn’t just all about the vegetables. I took some inspiration from one of my favourite vegetarian blogs, Vanilla and Bean, for the curried Mashed Chickpeas served up in this green goddess bowl. I’m telling you, these chickpeas make the bowl and are a fun way of including a protein that is super flavourful. I’m all into this grain bowl thing, trust me, but some of them could use more flavour.?

Broccoli, Couscous & Mashed Chickpea Bowls       Broccoli, Couscous & Mashed Chickpea Bowls

The dressing for this bowl is relatively straightforward and if it were up to me, you wouldn’t use a dressing at all! I have soooo many leftovers from doing this blog and I ended up leaving the other bowl I photographed in the fridge without dressing to eat later. The next day I added some Sriracha and soy sauce when I was in a rush to grab something to eat between outings, and it was delicious! It’s really up to you to feel it out and add whatever perks your tastebuds.?

Broccoli, Couscous & Mashed Chickpea Bowls

Are you going to give these Broccoli, Couscous and Mashed Chickpea Bowls a try? If you do be sure to tag me on Instagram and Twitter – I’d love to see what kinds of seasonal vegetables you’re using this time of year!?

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These Broccoli, Couscous & Mashed Chickpea Bowls use the best vegetables of the season, & transform them into a delicious, hearty meal.
Broccoli, Couscous & Mashed Chickpea Bowls
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Course Grain Bowl
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Ingredients
Mashed Chickpeas
Lemon dressing
Course Grain Bowl
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Mashed Chickpeas
Lemon dressing
Broccoli, Couscous & Mashed Chickpea Bowls
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 F.
  2. Cook pearl couscous (or other grain of your choice; quinoa would work well here) according to package directions and set aside.
  3. Prepare vegetables, roasting broccoli and red onion in the oven with a bit of salt, pepper and about 1 tsp olive oil (I just eyeball it!) for about 6-7 min until tender.
  4. Meanwhile, make the mashed chickpeas by adding all ingredients, then mashing mixture with a potato masher.
  5. Prepare lemon vinaigrette by mixing all ingredients together with a whisk.
  6. Arrange vegetables, couscous and mashed chickpeas in a large pasta bowl, pouring lemon vinaigrette overtop. Mix together or eat as is.
  7. If preparing ahead of time, leave out lemon vinaigrette to add later once bowls are ready to eat.
  8. Enjoy!

 

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Nicole
    January 6, 2016 at 14:14

    These bowls look amazing! Love the blog name – I’m from TO too 😉

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      January 7, 2016 at 15:05

      Aww thanks Nicole!! Always love meeting other people from Toronto – will be checking out your blog 🙂

  • Reply
    Pragma Mamma
    January 6, 2016 at 22:52

    Can you please be my personal chef? Just back from the gym and want to eat these, like, NOW! Delish, can’t wait to attempt at home.

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      January 7, 2016 at 15:05

      Hahah thanks Jill 😉

  • Reply
    Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
    January 7, 2016 at 07:28

    Oh my goodness how gorgeous are those bowls?! I love all those colors! That’s also a stellar list of ingredients. I’m definitely pinning for later!

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      January 7, 2016 at 15:04

      Thanks Liz, that means so much to me! 🙂

  • Reply
    Michelle
    January 10, 2016 at 12:52

    I have made this for my dad and I for lunch tomorrow so I hope it’s delicious haha!

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      January 12, 2016 at 15:49

      So tell me…did it turn out?! I hope you liked it 🙂

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