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Try this delicious and nutritious Vegetarian Shawarma Bowl recipe, perfect for plant-based meal lovers. Utilizing an air fryer for extra crispiness, this recipe is packed with flavor and perfect for a week of meal prep.
As someone who used to be a vegetarian and later incorporated meat back into my diet, I have recently been inspired to include more plant-based meals in my routine. This tasty Shawarma Bowl is the perfect way to savor the goodness of a vegetarian dish while enjoying its fantastic flavors and protein-rich chickpeas.
One of the things I love most about this recipe is its versatility. Not only does it cater to vegetarians, but it also makes an excellent option for anyone exploring a more plant-based lifestyle. The combination of cauliflower, chickpeas and shawarma seasoning creates an amazing texture and flavor that keeps you coming back for more. Plus, this recipe is perfect for meal prepping! You can make a generous batch and enjoy it throughout the week for a quick, satisfying meal that’s both wholesome and delicious.
Using an air fryer for this recipe is a game-changer, as it creates that perfect crispiness without the need for excess oil. To ensure ultimate crispiness, avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket. Cook the cauliflower and chickpea mixture in two batches if needed, giving each piece enough space to crisp up beautifully. The result? A heavenly texture that you won’t be able to resist!
For those who don’t have an air fryer, fear not! You can still achieve great results using an oven. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F and spread the seasoned cauliflower and chickpeas on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast them for about 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until they turn golden and crispy.
So there you have it – my Vegetarian Shawarma Bowl recipe that combines delightful flavors, a touch of nostalgia, and a great source of plant-based protein. Whether you’re a vegetarian, trying to incorporate more meatless meals, or simply looking for a scrumptious and wholesome dish, this bowl has got you covered. Get ready to savor the explosion of flavors and enjoy this fantastic meal prep option. Bon appétit!
While this Vegetarian Shawarma Bowl is already a winner, there are several fun ways to make it your own. Here are a few ideas to get your culinary creativity flowing:
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