What a fabulous day! It was warm, windy and smelled of spring. Just love it! I was so happy to have taken the day off and spend some time outside. My flower garden is now cleaned up and ready for blossoms, I can see a little peek of green already in some areas 😀. Got my 4.3 mile HR zone 3 run in, which was tough. It was windy and I really had to focus to keep my heart rate near the zone.
I even checked out Pinterest for a new sewing project…Upcycled an old shirt into an apron. This is my 2nd sewing project and I couldn’t be happier with it!
So now that I have an apron, I need to cook! As usual I was thinking something easy peasy and yummy. I hadn’t had roasted chickpeas in awhile so I thought I would pair it with some veggies and basmati. Boom! Complete meal right there. It’s seasoned with a bit of lemon- olive oil & a few spices because that’s what my flavor book said would pair well with all of the veggies I chose. I have to be honest, I didn’t measure anything but the rice & chickpeas. I don’t believe in measuring veggies & sometimes spices should just be sprinkled, not measured.
I will be making this for 3 days (1 can of chickpeas feeds me for 3 days).
Roasted Chickpeas & Veggies
1 can rinsed chickpeas (split into 3 servings)
1 Tbl + 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Himalayan pink salt
Dried (or fresh) oregano
Dried (or fresh) basil
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
Crushed red pepper
~5 asparagus spears, cut into 1″ pieces
~1/2 cup broccoli florets
~1/2 cup chopped cauliflower
~1/4 cup chunked red onion
Cooked basmati rice
Preheat your oven to 400°F.
Mix your chickpeas with 1tsp oil, 1tsp lemon juice and sprinkle with spices. Put them on a pan covered in foil and pop in the oven. Set timer for 7 minutes.
Add your veggies to the same bowl, add the remaining oil and lemon juice with an extra sprinkle of spices, mix well.
Add your veggies to the pan and toss with the chickpeas. Set timer for 10 minutes, toss and set for another 7.
When it’s done, spoon your roasted goodness over a serving of basmati rice. I’m not going to tell ya how much rice to eat 😉. I pre-cooked some rice so that I’m getting about 1/2 cup per serving.
Enjoy! You could add other veggies if you like, brussel sprouts would be great, as well as mushrooms.