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Roasted grain bowl

Roasted Vegetable Bowl


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This roasted vegetable bowl is a hearty vegetarian meal, featuring Moroccan spices, whole grain freekah, and a tangy lemon drizzle.


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Ingredients

For the roasted vegetables

  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (2 to 3 medium)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For the freekeh

For the lemon yogurt and garnish* (for vegan, use Lemon Tahini Sauce)

  • 7 ounces Greek yogurt (about 1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice plus zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds (roasted and salted, if desired)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Roast the vegetables: Slice the cauliflower in half, then chop it into florets. Peel the onion and slice it into 1/2 to 3/4-inch slices. Cut the sweet potato into small cubes, about 1/2-inch by 1/2-inch. Mince the garlic. Place all vegetables in a large bowl and mix with the olive oil, cumin, coriander, allspice, cayenne, kosher salt, and black pepper. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then pour the vegetables onto the baking sheet. Roast until tender and slightly browned, about 35 minutes (no need to stir).
  3. Meanwhile, make the freekeh: place 3 3/4 cups water and the kosher salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the freekah and bring to a simmer, then simmer gently for 20 minutes. Let stand to steam, covered, for 5 minutes prior to serving.
  4. Make the lemon yogurt: Mix the Greek yogurt with lemon juice, lemon zest, 1/4 cup water, kosher salt and black pepper.
  5. Serve the grain bowl: Roughly chop the almonds and parsley. To serve, spoon freekah and vegetables into a bowl, and garnish with yogurt sauce, almonds and parsley.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Vegetable Bowl, Grain Bowl, Roasted Vegetables, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Healthy, Dinner, Freekah