Are you ready to get spicy? This detox bowl has many satisfying textures and flavours, and a tangy dressing with just enough sweetness, to make it a repeat favourite in your house.
When this FreshPrep meal box arrived there was no reason to wait until lunch! I unzipped and started preparing my workstation, which means grabbing the scissors (as everything is prepped and portioned already), plugging in the can opener, and getting a paring knife to cut the limes and avocado.
Pumpkin seeds · Couscous · Shallot
Avocado · Italian parsley · Fresh mint
Grainy mustard · Lime · Chickpeas · Honey (we substituted maple syrup)
Cauliflower · Cumin · Chili powder
This dish takes 30 minutes to prepare and has 752 calories per serving. The fat content is 16g, protein is 30g, and the carbohydrates total 126g.
Turn the oven on to 450 degrees. In a saucepan boil 3 cups of water, a pinch of salt, and a drizzle of oil. Once boiling, add the whole bag of couscous, stir, cover the pot and turn off the heat. Set aside and the couscous will continue to cook. It is good like that.
Rinse the cauliflower and snap into bite-sized pieces. Place them into a large bowl with the shallot, and half the spice blend. Toss with a drizzle of oil, salt, and pepper (to taste), and spread out on a baking sheet. We covered our sheet with wax paper to save from having to clean the sheet. The oven should be ready and place the tray in and bake for 25 minutes.
Drain the chickpeas into a colander, rinse, and dump them onto a clean dishcloth or paper towel to dry them off. Toss them a large mixing bowl with a drizzle of oil, salt, and pepper. Place onto a second baking sheet, and pop them into the oven.
Heat a small skillet with a tablespoon or two of oil. Add pumpkin seeds and the remaining spice blend with a pinch of salt. Toss together and move them around until toasted. Set aside.
Prepare the dressing by mixing the maple syrup, grainy mustard, 2 tablespoons of oil, the juice of the limes, a bit of zest, and salt. Whisk together and set aside. Wash the herbs and finely chop them. Prep avocado.
Grab your bowls and start building – couscous, then cauliflower, chickpeas, toasted pumpkin seeds, herbs, dressing drizzle, and finish with smashed up avocado!
Before you clean-up, did you know that FreshPrep recycles the plastics and containers that came with your order? Just rinse, pat dry, and place into your delivery bag with the ice pack and set out. We also used the brown bag for composting!
Looking forward to creating and sharing next week’s plantbased dish – Broccoli and Rice Noodle Stir Fry.