I created a creamy cashew-based lemon paste sauce and mixed it with roast chickpeas, cauliflower, and broccoli. 

I may have simply lost 1/2 you, however hear American state out; If you’ve ne'er been a follower of cauliflower (or broccoli) this simply could be the instruction that changes your mind. 


To make this straightforward dish a meal, I roast some chickpeas to travel together with it. The roast chickpeas add a pleasant crunch to the present combine and after all combine thus well with the creamy sauce. Eric has recently discovered that the feel of roast chickpeas is such a lot higher than unroasted.


For the bowl :

  • 1 (14-ounce/398 mL) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon (20 mL) olive oil
  • 1 large head broccoli, chopped (5 to 6 cups/325g to 390g)
  • 1 large head cauliflower, chopped (5 to 6 cups/400g to 480g)
  • Fine sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Cooked grains (such as quinoa) (optional)

For the dressing :

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) tahini
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (20 g) nutritional yeast
  • 6 tablespoons (90 mL) water, or more if needed


  1. Soak cashews in a bowl of water overnight or for at least 8 hours. For a quick-soak method, pour boiling water over the cashews and let sit in the bowl for at least 45 minutes. Drain.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Place the chopped broccoli and cauliflower onto one baking sheet. (If it doesn’t all fit on one, you can add some onto the second sheet.) Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil and toss until coated. Sprinkle with a generous amount of salt and pepper. Place into the oven.
  4. Place a tea towel on the counter and spread out the drained chickpeas. Fold the sides of the towel over the chickpeas to cover, and roll the chickpeas around until dry. Transfer chickpeas onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon oil and roll around the chickpeas with your hands until they are fully coated. Sprinkle with salt and place into the oven.
  5. Roast the broccoli, cauliflower, and chickpeas for 25 to 30 minutes, until the broccoli and cauliflower are lightly browned and the chickpeas are golden. (At the halfway mark you can give the chickpea pan a gentle shake to roll them around in the pan.)
  6. Meanwhile, add all of the dressing ingredients into a blender and blend on high speed until smooth. If you are cooking grains, such as quinoa, cook them now, too.
  7. Plate the cooked grains (if using), and top with the roasted broccoli, cauliflower, and chickpeas. Drizzle on a generous amount of dressing. Season with salt and pepper, and any desired spices (I like to add smoked paprika and/or cayenne pepper, too).
  8. If you have leftover dressing, it will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge in a sealed container. The dressing will thicken as it sits (especially when chilled), so you can add more water to thin out as necessary, or simply allow it to come to room temperature before serving. Any leftover grains, chickpeas, and veggies will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a few days. I tend to reheat them in a skillet with some oil over medium heat.

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