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Veggie Bowl

This veggie grain bowl is healthy meal that is loaded with quinoa and roasted vegetables, topped with some crispy chickpeas and tossed in a kale pesto.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 370kcal
Author Ryan Beck

Ingredients

  • 1 cup grain (barley, farro, quinoa), uncooked
  • 1 (15.5 oz can) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped into 1/2" chunks
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped
  • 2 cups Brussels sprouts, quartered
  • florets from 1/2 cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed and chopped
  • 1 cup pesto
  • 3 tbsp roasted pistachios
  • salt + pepper

Instructions

  • Cook grains according to instructions and set aside. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Place chickpeas on parchment-lined baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil salt and pepper.
  • In another parchment-lined baking sheet, place carrots, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower and drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper. Place both in oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until chickpeas are golden brown and crisp and veggies are beginning to char.
  • To assemble, in large bowl, add grains, roasted veggies, kale, and chickpeas and toss pesto to combine. Top with some pistachios.

Notes

  • Use fresh kale and chop yourself so you can easily remove the stems. Don’t buy the pre-packaged chopped kale unless that’s your only option.
  • It is mentioned before, but massage the kale with some olive oil to make it less course and bitter.
  • If you don't want to make your own pesto, you can buy at the store.
  • Be consistent with the size you dice the vegetables so they cook evenly.
  • If serving immediately, add the warm vegetables to the kale right before tossing with the pesto. The kale will hold up to the warm and you’ll have a nice warm salad.
  • If using for leftovers or a make-ahead lunch, keep the kale separate from all the other ingredients and toss to combine in the morning or right before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 898mg | Potassium: 1515mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 9800IU | Vitamin C: 382mg | Calcium: 290mg | Iron: 7.2mg