Wednesday nights I often can’t decide what to make for dinner after having pasta on Monday and tacos on Tuesday. However, the Protein-Packed Vegan Sweet Potato, Kale, and Chickpea Bowl from the 1 Trip To Trader Joe’s + $20 = 5 Easy Vegan Dinners may become part of my weekly rotation. It’s delicious and satisfying, and I’ve already thought of several ways to make variations on this simple idea. Wednesday nights have gotten exciting!
You’ve probably noticed that some of the recipes in the BuzzFeed article are a little confusing or have errors. In the Protein-Packed Vegan Sweet Potato, Kale, and Chickpea Bowl recipe, the first thing I found was that it doesn’t indicate the oven temperature. I believe it should be 400° F, the same temperature used to roast the vegetables over the weekend.
If you’re like me and roasted your vegetables without any seasoning, I recommend adding a little salt and pepper to the vegetables before putting them in the oven.
Also, you may wonder what to do with the minced clove of garlic. I added it to the bowl of chickpeas before cooking them on the stove.
I decided to slice the sweet potato right before serving to make it easier to eat. And you can remove the skins if you prefer.
This Wednesday night recipe can be made with a myriad of different ingredients and flavors.
To change things up, you could use half a sweet potato for each bowl and add a cooked grain, such as brown rice or quinoa. If you don’t want broccoli, try substituting cauliflower or baby bok choy. I think this bowl would be amazing with a sauce like tahini, Sriracha, or spicy peanut butter.
You could also change the seasoning on the garbanzo beans and try different flavors such as curry powder or Chinese five spice. And the chickpeas can be roasted on a second parchment-paper-lined baking sheet at the same time the broccoli is added to the oven.
In addition, you could use make Buffalo Chickpeas and add Ranch dressing!
Did you enjoy this recipe? Let me know in the comments. Tomorrow we’ll be making Roasted Carrot Soup with Caramelized Onion & Hummus Sandwich.
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