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.?
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.
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.?
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.?
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!?