These Chickpea Shawarma Bowls make healthy eating a breeze! Each tasty vegetarian grain bowl is loaded with fresh veggies, crispy chickpeas, and topped with an easy peasy tahini sauce.
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Cook rice via package directions using your favorite method. Once cooked, fluff with a fork and season with fresh lime juice (start with 1/4 a lime and add extra to taste). Set aside. Once cooled, add fresh cilantro (to taste) and mix well.
While your rice cooks, roast your shawarma chickpeas.
Drain and rinse your chickpeas. Pat the chickpeas dry with a clean dishtowel. The drier the chickpeas are, the crispier your end result. If you have time, leave them to air-dry for a few minutes. Add chickpeas to a rimmed baking sheet and add oil and salt. Mix until chickpeas are lightly coated.
Roast on the center rack for 20-25 minutes until crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. Once chickpeas are fresh from the oven and still hot, add your remaining shawarma spices and mix well.
For the sauce, choose your favorite from the list above and whisk together until smooth and pourable. Adjust to taste if needed and feel free to make extra!
Let's get our bowl on! Divide rice, veggies, and chickpeas between two bowls. Serve with lime wedges, drizzle with sauce, and dive in!
Feel free to use fluffy quinoa in place of the rice or serve your chickpeas, sauce and veggies over a bed of leafy greens in place of grains.
Nutrition Facts below are an estimated with an online recipe nutrition calculator before sauces are added. Adjust as needed based on sauce choice and extras and enjoy!
Recipe by Peas and Crayons - Chickpea Shawarma Bowls https://peasandcrayons.com/2019/01/chickpea-shawarma-bowls.html