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roasted greek chickpeas & orzo bowl // cait's plate

roasted greek chickpeas & orzo bowl

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
  • Category: lunch

Description

this bowl is filled with flavor of the mediterranean. crispy chickpeas and fresh veggies add a nice crunch in contrast to the creamy orzo, tzatziki and feta cheese.


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Ingredients

For the Chickpeas:

  • 24 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas drained, rinsed and patted dry with paper towels
  • 23 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed into a paste
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

For the Bowl:

  • 1 cup cooked orzo (feel free to sub any grain you have on hand here)
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1/3 cup tzatziki (homemade or store-bought!)
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese (more or less as desired)
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Optional if you need more moisture: drizzle of olive oil & red wine vinegar

Instructions

For the Chickpeas:

  1. Place your oven rack in the upper third of the oven then preheat to 425 degrees F.  Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. In a bowl combine olive oil, chickpeas, oregano, garlic paste, salt & pepper and toss to combine well (until chickpeas are well coated)
  3. Turn mixture out onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, tossing halfway through cooking, or until chickpeas are crispy (watch closely to ensure they don’t burn!)

For the Bowl:

  1. Layer cooked orzo with roasted chickpeas, cucumbers, tomato, onion, tzatziki, feta, salt & pepper.  Add an additional drizzle of olive oil and vinegar as needed.  Serve with pita bread wedges.


Notes

  • Ingredients will keep for 4-5 days in the fridge.  Store elements separately to prevent sogging.  Re-crisp chickpeas in an oven preheated to 425 degrees F for a few minutes or until crisped to your liking.

Keywords: chickpeas, orzo, feta, tzatziki, cucumber, tomato, onion

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