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This Coconut Ginger Rice Bowl with Spicy Turkish Roasted Chickpeas and a drizzle of Garlic Yogurt sauce makes for one super delicious, healthy, and filling gluten-free vegan lunch or dinner!
If you’ve never had oven roasted chickpeas before, then you are really missing out! With a Turkish spice blend and a dash of olive oil for extra crispiness, these spicy roasted chickpeas are a true delight! While incredibly delicious on their own (they make a great healthy snack), they also make a divine accompaniment to this coconut ginger rice, and are never not delicious with a garlic sauce.
When I threw this little fusion bowl together, I admittedly found myself very pleased with the melding of flavors & textures, and I certainly wasn’t complaining about the aesthetics either!
If you are looking to kick things up a notch in the flavor department, and want a fully satisfying, healthy, and beautiful meal, look no further–this delicious dish will transport your taste buds to blissful contentment…
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- Coconut Ginger Rice:
- 1 cup brown basmati rice
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 tsp coconut sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Spicy Turkish Roasted Chickpeas:
- 2 cups chickpeas, cooked
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp cayenne
- 1 tsp ground oregano
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- 1 tsp freshly ground coriander
- Garlic Yogurt Drizzle:
- 6 tbs plain Greek yogurt (for vegan option, this dish works great with a coconut milk based yogurt!)
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Combine cooked, rinsed, drained chickpeas (that have been patted dry) in a bowl with oil & spices. Toss to coat.
Place chickpeas on a parchment lined cookie sheet & bake for 30 minutes, or until desired crispiness is achieved, giving the pan a shake halfway through.Garlic Yogurt Drizzle:
Whisk all of the above ingredients together until smooth. Drizzle with a small spoon, or serve as a dipping sauce accompaniment.
Top off your bowl with a sprinkle of dried or fresh cilantro, then dig in!Enjoy!