SWEET POTATO CHICKPEA BUDDHA BOWL

Recipe and Photo by Minimalist Baker. Adapted for Intervale Food Hub members

Ingredients

VEGETABLES

  • 2 Tbsp olive, melted coconut, or grape seed oil
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced in wedges
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, halved
  • 2 big handfuls kale, larger stems removed
  • 1/4 tsp each salt + pepper

CHICKPEAS

  • 1 15-ounce (425 g) chickpeas, drained, rinsed + patted dry
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3/4 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp each salt + pepper
  • 1/2 tsp oregano (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric (optional)

TAHINI SAUCE (OPTIONAL - Maple vinaigrette or another favorite dressing of yours will work well, too!)

  • 1/4 cup (56 g) tahini
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2-4 Tbsp hot water to thin

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and arrange sweet potatoes and onions on a bare baking sheet. Drizzle both with a bit of oil, making sure the flesh of the sweet potatoes are well coated and placed skin side down on the sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from oven flip sweet potatoes.
  • Bake for another 8-10 minutes, then remove from oven and add kale. Drizzle kale with a touch more oil and season with a pinch each salt and pepper. Bake for another 4-5 minutes then set aside.
  • While vegetables are roasting, heat a large skillet over medium heat and add chickpeas to a mixing bowl and toss with seasonings.
  • Once hot, add 1 Tbsp oil and chickpeas and sauté, stirring frequently. If they’re browning too quickly, turn down heat. If there isn’t much browning going on, increase heat. I found 10 minutes total at slightly over medium heat was perfect.
  • Once the chickpeas are browned and fragrant, remove from heat and set aside.
  • Prepare sauce by adding tahini, maple syrup and lemon juice to a mixing bowl and whisking to combine. Add hot water until a pourable sauce is formed. Set aside.
  • To serve: Slice sweet potatoes into bite size pieces. Divide vegetables between 3 serving bowls and top with chickpeas + tahini sauce.
  • Best when fresh, though leftovers will keep for a few days in the fridge.