Harissa Cauliflower Bowls Recipe

There’s something really comforting about eating out of a bowl vs. a plate and I’m not really sure why. But, let’s keep doing it!

If you’re like me, you may naturally be cooking more in the winter simply because we tend to stay indoors more. Even though I live in LA where we have pretty great weather all year round, I still like to get home earlier when it gets dark earlier. I’ve also been cooking a lot more plant-based meals. You see, I’m a pescatarian (a vegetarian that eats fish and seafood) but my husband is a carnivore. I refuse to cook meat, it grosses me out too much. So, it’s tricky to find meals that feel hearty enough for him that are still healthy, plant-based with maybe a touch of fish. He also dislikes beans which tends to throw a monkey wrench into a lot of my ideas.

Anyway, here’s a recipe that we BOTH enjoyed, that is simple to make and super healthy too.

I bought the Harissa and the Tzatziki sauce at Whole Foods made by CAVA. You can make it yourself, but I like easy shortcuts!

Harissa Cauliflower Bowl Recipe

1 head of cauliflower
1/2 onion, chopped
1 can of chick peas
1 bell pepper (I like yellow or orange), chopped
8-12 baby carrots, chopped
Arugula (or other greens)
Olive oil
Tzatziki (optional)
Feta cheese, crumbled (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a roasting dish or baking tray, lay out cauliflower that has been broken into small bits. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until cauliflower is cooked. Make sure to wear your favorite t-shirt!
  2. While cauliflower is cooking, fill a medium sized saucepan with onion, pepper and 3-4 tablespoons (depending on how spice you like it) of Harissa and cook over a medium high flame for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the chickpeas while turning up the heat a bit and cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Once everything is cooked, layer your bowl starting with arugula, then cauliflower, chickpea mixture and top with optional tzatziki sauce and crumbled Feta.

You will have leftovers! If you want to keep the bowls vegan, then skip the Tzatziki yogurt sauce and Feta cheese.