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Middle Eastern Chickpea Bowls

Middle Eastern Chickpea Bowls

with Spiced Basmati Rice & Garlicky White Sauce

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We swoon for shawarma. For this veggie-centric spin, we swap the traditional spit-roasted meat for roasted chickpeas, onion, and tomatoes, but keep all the same aromatic, warming spices. It’s all served over ultra-flavorful, spiced basmati rice. If you’re anything like us, one of our favorite parts about shawarma is the sauce selection—and don’t worry, we didn’t skimp. Drizzle hot sauce and a creamy, garlicky white sauce over the top, then prepare to be totally bowled over.

Tags:VeggieMeal PrepCalorie Smart
Allergens:Milk

Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Total Time40 minutes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cooking difficultyMedium
Ingredients
serving amount
2
4
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount
2
4

1 unit

Red Onion

¼ ounce

Cilantro

½ cup

Basmati Rice

13.4 ounce

Chickpeas

4 tablespoon

Sour Cream

(ContainsMilk)

1 clove

Garlic

1 unit

Lemon

4 ounce

Grape Tomatoes

1 unit

Veggie Stock Concentrate

1 tablespoon

Shawarma Spice Blend

1 teaspoon

Hot Sauce

Not included in your delivery

2 teaspoon

Olive Oil

½ tablespoon

Butter

(ContainsMilk)

Salt

Pepper

1 teaspoon

Cooking Oil

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Calories650 kcal
Fat22 g
Saturated Fat7 g
Carbohydrate97 g
Sugar12 g
Dietary Fiber11 g
Protein17 g
Cholesterol30 mg
Sodium880 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
Utensils
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Paper Towel
Strainer
Zester
Small pot
Baking Sheet
Small Bowl
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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1

• Adjust rack to top position (top and middle positions for 4 servings) and preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry produce. • Halve, peel, and cut onion into ½-inch-thick wedges; mince a few wedges until you have 2 TBSP (4 TBSP for 4). Peel and mince or grate garlic. Drain and rinse chickpeas; dry thoroughly with paper towels. Roughly chop cilantro. Zest and quarter lemon.

2

• Heat a drizzle of oil in a small pot (use a medium pot for 4 servings) over medium-high heat. Add minced onion, half the garlic, half the Shawarma Spice (you’ll use the rest in the next step), and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring, 1 minute. • Stir in rice, ¾ cup water (1½ cups for 4), stock concentrate, and a big pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. Cook until rice is tender, 15-18 minutes. • Keep covered off heat until ready to use in step 5.

3

• Meanwhile, toss onion wedges, tomatoes, and chickpeas on a baking sheet with a large drizzle of olive oil, remaining Shawarma Spice, pepper, and a few pinches of salt. (For 4 servings, divide everything between 2 baking sheets; roast on top and middle racks, tossing veggies and swapping rack positions halfway through roasting.) • Roast on top rack, tossing halfway through, until veggies are tender and lightly charred and chickpeas are crispy, 18-20 minutes. (It’s natural for chickpeas to pop a bit while roasting.)

4

• Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine sour cream and remaining garlic to taste. Season with salt. Stir in water 1 tsp at a time until mixture reaches a drizzling consistency.

5

• Fluff rice with a fork; stir in half the cilantro and ½ TBSP butter (1 TBSP for 4 servings). Season with salt and pepper. • Once veggies and chickpeas are done, remove from oven and toss with lemon zest.

6

• Divide rice between shallow bowls. Top with veggies and chickpeas. Drizzle with garlicky white sauce and hot sauce to taste. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro. Top with lemon juice to taste; serve with any remaining lemon wedges on the side.