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Chickpeas Turmeric Cauliflower Rice Black Pepper Hummus Bowl

Turmeric Cauliflower Rice, Spiced Chickpeas or lentils, Black pepper hummus and Greens bowl. Amazing Flavors for any meal. Ready within 25 minutes. Vegan Gluten-free Grain-free Soy-free Recipe
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Bowl
Cuisine: fusion, Gluten-free, Vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 274kcal
Author: Vegan Richa


Turmeric Cauliflower Rice:

  • 1 small head of cauliflower chopped into florets
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp or more salt
  • a dash of cayenne
  • a generous dash of lemon or lime juice

Spiced Chickpeas and carrots

  • 15 oz can chickpeas drained or 1.5 cups cooked chickpeas or use lentils
  • 1/2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp corainder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • salt to taste depends on if the chickpeas are salted
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 3/4 cup sliced carrots

Black Pepper Hummus

  • 15 oz can chickpeas drain, reserve water
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 to 3 cloves of roasted garlic
  • 1 to 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp or more salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp or more freshly ground or crushed black pepper divided


Make the Cauliflower Rice:

  • Grate the cauliflower or process in a food processor for a few seconds. I use a food processor.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and a pinch of salt and cook until translucent.
  • Add turmeric and mix in for a few seconds.
  • Add the riced cauliflower, salt and cayenne and mix in. Cover and cook for 4 to 6 minutes. The cauliflower will steam and cook through. Add a good dash of lemon and fluff the mixture. Taste and adjust salt, lemon, heat. Cover and let sit for another minute or so before serving.

Make the spiced chickpeas + carrots:

  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the chickpeas and spices and toss to coat. Cook for a minute. Add carrots and 2 tbsp water. Cover and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until carrots are cooked al dente. Add a dash of lemon if needed.

Make the hummus:

  • Blend or process all the ingredients and 1/4 tsp black pepper until smooth. Add some reserved aquafaba(liquid from the can of chickpeas) if needed. Add aquafaba or water to half the batch to make thinner dressing like consistency. Taste and adjust salt, tang (lemon). Fold in the rest of the black pepper and use. Can be made ahead. Or use premade hummus and mix in black pepper to taste.


  • Add a layer of baby spinach or other baby greens or lettuce to each bowl
  • Add a good helping of the spiced chickpeas, turmeric cauliflower rice and hummus. Drizzle thinned hummus and/or lemon juice all over. Garnish with black pepper and cilantro. Add other chopped veggies like tomatoes, cucumber etc, or add some warmed pita. Serve.



Nutritional values based on one serving


Serving: 1g | Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 12.3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 523mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4255IU | Vitamin C: 15.3mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 3.7mg