Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpea and Arugula Salad

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20 min 20 min 2
Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpea and Arugula Salad
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This Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpea and Arugula Salad is a fresh and feel-good salad that’s bound to be a hit, especially when tossed with the creamy dressing.

Ingredients for 2 meals

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2 cup Arugula (about 4 large handfuls baby)
1/2 avocado(s) Avocado (ripe; peeled, pitted and thinly sliced)
1/4 small Red onion (small; thinly sliced)
1/8 cup Hemp seeds, shelled (lightly toasted)
1/2 medium Lemon (extra; slices/wedges for serving)
1/2 medium head Cauliflower (cut into small florets)
1 tbsp Olive oil (divided)
1/2 can (15oz) Chickpeas, canned, drained (rinsed and drained)
1/4 tsp Garlic powder
1/8 tsp Onion powder
1/10 tsp Cayenne pepper (just enough to taste)
1/10 tsp Himalayan sea salt (for taste)
1/2 dash Black pepper (for taste)
1/8 cup Sunflower seed butter
1 1/2 tbsp Lemon juice (freshly-squeezed)
1 clove(s) Garlic (pressed or minced)
1/2 tbsp Maple syrup
1 tbsp Water (warm)


To Make The Salad:

Prepare the Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas as directed below.  Then to save time, prep the remaining ingredients while they are roasting in the oven.
Once the cauliflower and chickpeas are ready to go, spread the arugula out evenly on your serving platter or bowl.  Top with the cauliflower, chickpeas, avocado, red onion, and hemp seeds.  Then drizzle everything evenly with the dressing.
Serve immediately, garnished with extra lemon slices/wedges if desired.

To Make The Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas:

Heat oven to 425°F.  Prepare the baking sheet with aluminum foil, if desired.
Spread the cauliflower out on the baking sheet, and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.  Toss to combine until the cauliflower is evenly coated. Then spread the cauliflower out evenly on the baking sheet, and set aside.
In a separate small bowl, toss together the chickpeas, cumin, garlic powder, smoked paprika, onion powder, cayenne, and remaining 1 tablespoon of oil until evenly combined.  Sprinkle the chickpea mixture on top of the cauliflower, and give the pan a good shake so that everything forms one single layer.  Season evenly with a few generous pinches of salt and pepper.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cauliflower turns slightly charred around the edges.  Transfer the pan to a cooling rack until ready to use.

To Make The creamy dressing:

Whisk together the sunflower seed butter, lemon juice, garlic, maple syrup, plus a generous pinch each of salt and pepper in a bowl until smooth.  Stir in 2 tablespoons of water until combined, then add an extra tablespoon of water if needed to thin.  Taste, and season with extra salt and pepper if desired.  Refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days, or use immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 663
Calories from fat 355
Calories from saturated fat 28.1
Total Fat 39 g
Saturated Fat 3.1 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 16.7 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 299 mg
Potassium 1043 mg
Total Carbohydrate 51 g
Dietary Fiber 15.3 g
Sugars 11.1 g
Protein 26.0 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.3
Meat Alternative 2.1
Vegetables 5.1

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You may sub hemp seed butter for sunflower butter, or just use tahini.

This recipe is perfect for your Shred salad.

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