Healthy Dinner Recipe: Cauliflower Rice, Sweet Potatoes & Chickpeas Bowl

Cauliflower Rice, Sweet Potatoes & Chickpeas Bowl

Cauliflower Rice, Chickpeas and Sweet potato Bowl

This dinner recipe is so good. So delicious, perfect for vegans and vegetarians... or if you're trying to cut down on meat. It's delicious, and so filling too.

30 mins


Serves 1


1 1/2 pounds root vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, butternut squash, carrots, or a combination, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

4 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for serving

1 teaspoon of salt

Freshly ground black pepper

4 ounces feta cheese, drained

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

3 cups fresh or frozen cauliflower rice

1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 (15.5-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1/2 cup coarsely-chopped fresh coriander and tender stems

Finely grated zest of 2 medium limes

Juice of 2 medium limes, plus more wedges for serving

1 medium avocado, pitted and quartered


  1. 1
    Arrange 2 racks to divide the oven into thirds and heat to 425°F. Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the oil, then season with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and several grinds of black pepper. Toss to combine, then arrange into an even layer. Roast on the lower rack until beginning to brown, about 20 minutes.
  2. 2
    Flip the sweet potatoes and push them to one side. Add the pumpkin seeds to the now-empty portion of the baking sheet and crumble the feta into large pieces over the sweet potatoes. Place the cauliflower rice (if using frozen, break up any clumps first), turmeric, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and several grinds of black pepper on a second rimmed baking sheet and toss until evenly combined. Spread into an even layer.
  3. 3
    Place the sweet potatoes on the upper rack and the cauliflower rice on the lower rack. Roast until the pumpkin seeds are toasted, the sweet potatoes are golden-brown, and the feta is warmed through, 7 to 10 minutes more. Meanwhile, place the chickpeas, coriander, lime zest, lime juice, remaining 1 tablespoon oil, and several grinds of black pepper in a medium bowl and toss until evenly coated; set aside.
  4. 4
    For each serving: Transfer 1/4 of the rice, 1/4 of the sweet potato and feta mixture, and 1/4 of the chickpea mixture into a bowl. Sprinkle with 1/4 of the pumpkin seeds and top with a piece of the avocado (peel the avocado if eating immediately). Drizzle with more olive oil and season with salt and pepper as needed. Serve with a lime wedge.

Top Tips with this Recipe!

This recipe is great for making a big batch, putting in the fridge and having as lunch and/or snacks

About the author 

Jessica Cooke

I love drinking coffee, and my favourite thing in life (apart from my family) is to help women to get fit and break free from unhealthy habits holding them back. (oh, and also I love playing with my two Miniature Schnauzers, Buster and Ozzy)

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