EASY WEEKNIGHT DINNER - ROASTED CHICKPEA AND CAULIFLOWER NOODLE WITH HOMEMADE ROASTED VEGGIE SAUCE

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Happy #fruitsandveggiesmonday. Though this little contest has seen a few changes over the past week, this mustn’t stop us to keep sharing our vegan delights on Monday, right?

Both @plantstoplanks and @lenasveganliving are facing new projects and personal challenges, making them less available to keep hosting this weekly contest. I wish Katie good luck on her new adventures and Lena a speedy recovery after her planned surgery.

Since we all, myself included, seem to be busy bees I am sharing another quick and easy dish on this wonderful, sunny, tropical Monday.

ROASTED CHICKPEA AND CAULIFLOWER NOODLE WITH HOMEMADE ROASTED VEGGIE SAUCE


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INGREDIENTS (SERVES 3-4)


For the sauce


  • Half a small butternut or pumpkin, cut into slices (you can leave the peel on for easy peeling
  • 2 small bell pepper, quartered
  • 7 small tomatoes, halved
  • 4-6 cloves of garlic, skin on and lightly crushed
  • Himalayan pink salt and pepper to taste

FYI: not quite sure what the local variant of butternut/squash I used is called, but you can use any variety you have available in your country

FYI; this recipe makes more than you need. You can either half the recipe or do as I did and freeze the leftovers for later. It makes a good sauce for pizza or another pasta dish.

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For the noodles


  • 1 package of noodles
  • 1.5 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1 small head of cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • Himalayan pink salt to taste
  • Baharat spice mix to taste (or any other spice mix you like)
  • Nutritional yeast (optional topping)

Though I ordered buckwheat noodles when I made my order at a wholesale we use for the bakery, this is what I got. I am sure they are not buckwheat or normal wheat noodles. Vant read the package as it is in Japanese. My thought is they are rice noodles.

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Baharat spice mix


  • 4 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 4 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ground nutmeg
  • 1.5 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1.5 tsp ground cloves

Using a blender or pestle and mortar, mix all spices until a homogeneous powder. Store leftover in an airtight container.

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DIRECTIONS


Preheat the oven to 200C or 400F.

Lightly oil a baking sheet and add the veggies for the sauce. Add tomatoes and bell pepper cut side up to keep the juices in. Roast until soft and browned.

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Meanwhile, combine chickpeas, cauliflower, and spice mix in a bowl or straight onto a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. I only have one baking sheet so I had to wait until the veggies for the sauce were roasted. If however, you have a second baking sheet you can already start roasting them to save some time.

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When the veggies for the sauce are roasted, squeeze the garlic out of their skin and blend all veggies until smooth. Add a little water if needed. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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Boil noodles or pasta of your liking until al dente.

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Combine Noddles, sauce and roasted veggies in a bowl. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast and serve.

If you made more sauce just like me, freeze leftover for later.

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Thanks. Glad you like this recipe. Plant-based food rock!

Hello Amy! Good to see you again and thank you so much for the warm wishes. You are one of our veggie family members who is with us from he begin and you know how much this contest means to us. I will do my best to keep going and I am always exited to see your delicious tropical creations.

This one is absolutely amazing, full of favours, nutrients, beautiful and perfect for this time of year @tipu curate 🥑😍🥭

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Thank you 😊

Thanks gorgeous. If I wasn't extremely busy myself I would gladly help you out on this as it is by far my favorite weekly contest. Even if you don't find time to make a post I am sure the #fruitsandveggiesmonday tag will live on. Big hug xxx

Gorgoeus you say! You are so sweet Amy! Thank you so much and for the offer as well, but I should be okay withing couple of weeks. I know you are very busy, so I wouldn't ask 😍

Always awesome to know the Monday family will keep things delicious even when Lena and I are a little caught up! Thanks for helping to keep the tag going and sharing yet another awesome dish. I'm in squash heaven here right now. :)

Though I am quite busy myself, I can't stay away from the lovely vegan steemit family for too long lol. Love you all and like said to Lena earlier I am sure the tag will live on even though there will not be a weekly post.

Totally! Too many great folks and delicious recipes to totally stay away. ;)

Hehe. I hear you

The spice mix sounds so flavourful, I bet I can also use that for my raw noodle recipes. 👍 You've really got the hang of it with your food photography, amazing work!

Thanks guys. Happy to see you back on steemit too xxx

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOUR 1st PRIZE and 3.00 SBI Amy!
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Thanks Lena.