These Roasted Cauliflower Chickpea Bowls with Romesco Sauce are a super flavorful, simple plant based meal. The romesco sauce is incredibly delicious and the leftovers are great on toast, eggs, salads, and anything your heart desires! I love serving this over sautéed kale and brown rice. SO good!
Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment. Make sure your cauliflower and chickpeas are super dry (I dry them off as much as I can with paper towels, so they get crispy in the oven!), and add them to the baking sheet. Add the olive oil, paprika, smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and toss to coat. Roast for 40-45 minutes, tossing occasionally, until golden and crispy on the edges.
Place almonds, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, garlic, parsley, balsamic vinegar, paprika, smoked paprika, salt, and olive oil in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth (it will always be a little chunky because of the almonds) and taste to season with salt and pepper. Leftovers keep really well for a week or so in the fridge!
Serve the roasted cauliflower and chickpeas over a bed of brown rice and sautéed kale. Top with a generous scoop of romesco, chopped parsley, a drizzle of olive oil, and a lemon wedge. Enjoy!
*My favorite way to enjoy this bowl is with brown rice and garlic sautéed kale, but you can use quinoa, cauliflower rice, lentils, or whatever grain you love! Sautéed spinach, swiss chard, or fresh arugula would be wonderful here too.
*The leftover romesco is amazing on salads, eggs, toast, and sandwiches. It will keep in the fridge for a week or so!