Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4



2 cups cauliflower florets

2 cups broccoli florets

1 (15-ounce / 425-g) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 cup carrot slices (about 1 inch thick)

2 to 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Nonstick cooking spray

2 cups cooked brown rice

2 to 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, for garnish


3 to 4 tablespoons tahini 2 tablespoons honey

1 lemon, juiced

1 garlic clove, minced

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste



Preheat the oven to 400ºF (205ºC). Spritz two baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray. Spread the cauliflower and broccoli on the first baking sheet and the second with the chickpeas and carrot slices.

Drizzle each sheet with half of the olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat well. Roast the chickpeas and carrot slices in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, leaving the carrots tender but crisp, and the cauliflower and broccoli for 20 minutes until fork-tender. Stir them once halfway through the cooking time.

Meanwhile, make the dressing: Whisk together the tahini, honey, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.

Divide the cooked brown rice among four bowls.Top each bowl evenly with roasted vegetables and dressing.

Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top for garnish before serving.


Per Serving

calories: 453

fat: 17.8g

protein: 12.1g

carbs: 61.8g

fiber: 11.2g

sodium: 60mg