One evening, I made the Roasted Chickpea Tabouleh Salad from our cookbook but added some fresh red pepper, roasted broccoli, and sweet potato. I love making old things new again.
Chickpeas, lemon, sweet potato, bell pepper, broccoli, and garlic for making a healthy vegan meal
The other amazing thing about this recipe? You can pick up 90% of the ingredients at the farmers market.
Grab a beautiful head of broccoli, a sweet potato or two, some fresh dill and garlic, and a bell pepper and you’re pretty much set. All that’s left are chickpeas, hummus, lemon, and spices.
I love 30-minute meals that also happen to have extremely basic, approachable ingredients.
Parchment-lined baking sheet with chickpeas and sliced sweet potatoes topped with fresh dill
Whisking together Garlic Dill Sauce for our Broccoli Sweet Potato Chickpea Salad recipe
The dressing, which has become a classic on the blog and in our home, is my go-to 4-ingredient Garlic Dill Sauce, which is inspired by Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors.
It’s made with hummus*, garlic, lemon juice, and dill – ingredients you likely always have on hand, which makes it so easy to make up a batch and put it on everything throughout the week, from Chickpea Shawarma Dip to Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes to this salad.
*Note: you can learn about the origins of hummus here.
A big serving of our Savory Broccoli Sweet Potato Chickpea Salad for a gluten-free plant-based meal
I hope you all love this salad. It’s:
Protein- + fiber-rich
This makes a delicious weeknight meal when you need something nourishing on the table fast. It also makes a great lunch and would even pack well as a picnic meal or post-workout snack.
Roasted Broccoli Sweet Potato Chickpea Salad
A satisfying, plant-rich entrée or side with roasted broccoli, sweet potato, and chickpeas. Topped with a creamy 4-ingredient garlic dill sauce.
1 large sweet potatoes, sliced into 1/4-1/2-inch rounds (or sub two small per 1 large // organic when possible)
1 medium head broccoli (torn, chopped into large bite size pieces // organic when possible)
2 Tbsp olive, grape seed or melted coconut oil
1 healthy pinch each salt and black pepper
2 tsp dried dill (optional // or sub 2 tsp fresh dill per 1 tsp dried)
1 medium red bell pepper (thinly sliced // leave raw or roast with broccoli // optional)
1 15-ounce can chickpeas (drained, rinsed, thoroughly dried)
1 Tbsp olive or grape seed oil
2 Tbsp tandoori masala spice*
1 tsp coconut sugar
2 healthy pinch sea salt
1 pinch cayenne pepper or red pepper flake (optional)
GARLIC DILL SAUCE
1/3 cup hummus (or store-bought)
3 large cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dried (or sub 2 tsp fresh dill per 1 tsp dried)
2 Tbsp lemon juice
Water (to thin)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C) and line two (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if increasing batch size) baking sheets with parchment paper (or grease lightly).
Add rinsed dried chickpeas to a mixing bowl and season with oil, tandoori spice*, coconut sugar and salt. Toss to combine.
Add sweet potatoes and chickpeas to one sheet, and the broccoli to another. Drizzle the vegetables with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper – toss to combine. Sprinkle with dill (optional). Then arrange in a single layer.
Bake both for a total of 20-25 minutes, rotating the pans once near the halfway point. You can flip the sweet potatoes over to encourage even baking, but it’s not necessary. You’ll know the broccoli is done when it’s golden brown, the sweet potatoes will be tender, and the chickpeas will begin firming up and taking on a slight crunch. Set aside.
While vegetables and chickpeas are baking, prepare dressing by adding hummus, garlic, dill, and lemon juice to a small mixing bowl and whisking to combine. Then add only enough water to thin until pourable. Set aside.
To serve, divide vegetables and chickpeas between two serving plates, add bell pepper (optional), and drizzle with dressing, or serve on the side.
Best when fresh, though leftovers keep stored separately for 2-3 days in the refrigerator. Enjoy leftovers slightly chilled or at room temperature for best flavor/texture.
*Tandoori masala is an Indian seasoning blend. I typically buy it from Whole Foods (whole foods brand). But you can easily make your own by mixing: 3 Tbsp ground cumin, 2 Tbsp garlic powder, 2 Tbsp smoked paprika, 3 tsp ginger powder, 2 tsp ground coriander, 2 tsp ground cardamom. Multiply as needed.