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Miso-Tahini Couscous Bowl
with roasted chickpeas / carrots and cauliflower

Active: 40 Total: 50

These flavorful, colorful salad bowls make a great DIY meal. Just set out all the components and let everyone assemble their own.
Smarts: All of the components make great leftovers, so don't hesitate to make extras and use them in meals for the next few days. 

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Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
Couscous:
  • Stock, any type - 3/4 cup (sub water)
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp
  • Couscous, uncooked - 3/4 cup
Roasted Carrots, Cauliflower, and Chickpeas:
  • Carrots - 12 oz, chopped
  • Cauliflower - 1 head, chopped
  • Beans, garbanzo (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp
  • Za'atar - 1 Tbsp + 2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
Couscous Bowl:
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, green and white parts separate
  • Cooked couscous (ingredients listed separately) - ~1 1/2 cups
  • Baby arugula - 5 oz (sub any salad greens)
  • Sunflower seeds - 1/3 cup (sub pepitas / pumpkin seeds)
Miso-Tahini Sauce:
  • Garlic - 1 clove
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - 1/2 cup
  • Miso - 1 Tbsp
  • Tahini - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Water - 1 Tbsp, plus more as needed

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Prep

  1. Make couscous - (Skip if made ahead for Tuesday; if prepping right before cooking, get oven heating first.) Combine stock, salt, and butter in a saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in couscous and cover with lid. Let stand for ~5 minutes before fluffing with a fork. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Carrots / Cauliflower - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Make sauce - Combine garlic, yogurt, miso, tahini, lemon juice, and water. Blend with an immersion blender until smooth. If needed, continue adding water until sauce is smooth and pourable. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  4. Beans - Drain and rinse.

  5. Green onions - Chop, keeping green and white parts separate.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C.

  2. Toss carrots and cauliflower with olive oil, first part of Za’atar and some salt and pepper. Spread out on a sheet pan. Roast, shaking the pan halfway through cooking, until vegetables are very tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

  3. When vegetables are nearly finished cooking, toss beans with cooking oil, second portion of Za’atar, white parts of green onions, and some salt.

  4. Spread beans over top of vegetables and continue roasting everything together until beans are warm, ~5 minutes more.

  5. If couscous was made ahead, reheat in the microwave.

  6. Assemble bowls with a bed of couscous and arugula. Top with roasted vegetables, green parts of green onions, and sunflower seeds. Finish bowls with a drizzle of sauce. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (40)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (7)

23 reviews

I liked this a lot more than I expected! It is a perfect meal for a cold, winter's night. I will make this again

By: Kimberly
Posted: Jan 06, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Yummy healthy meal

By: Julie
Posted: Dec 17, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Great easy meal! Yummy flavors!

By: Cara
Posted: Dec 13, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Super fresh, and flavorful!

By: Rosemary
Posted: Dec 09, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was a fine meal, but found the sauce too heavy on the miso and overall not as fantastic a bowl combination as other CS bowls have been in the past.

By: Sarah
Posted: Nov 29, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I didn't use miso in the sauce because I didn't feel like buying it. Added 2 tbsp tahini instead and it turned out well!

By: Sarah
Posted: Nov 26, 2021
Diet: Original
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