Spiced Cauliflower and Chickpeas Plant-Based Whole 30 Freezer Meal Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
A perfect Whole 30 Plant-Based freezer recipe, this masterpiece is not only bursting with flavor but brings the utmost nutritional benefits. Bursting with succulent cauliflower and perfectly seasoned chickpeas, this recipe will soon become your favorite meatless recipe!
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Busy parents and food enthusiasts, If you’re ready to up your culinary game, you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’re walking into the heavenly world of one of our favorite recipes: Spiced Cauliflower and Chickpeas. A perfect Whole 30 and freezer-friendly recipe, this plant-based masterpiece is not only bursting with flavor but brings the utmost nutrition benefits. 

With the pace of our lives, finding time to cook nutritious meals is a struggle. Whether it is an extra curricular event midweek, church commitments, or work that needs attention after the work day is over. That’s where freezer meals like this gem come in. With minimal prep, a batch of our Spiced Cauliflower and Chickpeas will be on-hand in your freezer, ready for whenever you need a quick, wholesome dinner. 

Are you ready to taste heaven? I am pretty sure that this recipe will transform your taste buds, and have you craving for round 2. Let’s get cooking! Let’s embrace the convenience and heartwarming goodness of this plant-based recipe, discovering the joy of flavorful, stress-free dinner together!

Why You’ll Love This Easy Spiced Cauliflower and Chickpea Freezer Recipe

  • Meatless Monday Favorite: A satisfying plant-based option for those observing Meatless Mondays, exploring plant-based options, or fully committed to the vegan lifestyle.
  • Time-Saver: Quick and easy to prepare, this meal is perfect for busy weeknights.
  • Convenient: This sheet pan wonder is convenient in its preparation and clean-up, since it only uses one pan.
  • Explosive Flavor: The spice blend yields a mouthwatering taste, which perfectly coats the cauliflower.
  • Global Flavor Adventure: No need to travel east to enjoy the rich, diverse flavors of Indian cuisine; this recipe is the perfect culinary journey that keeps you in your own zip code.
  • Kid Friendly: With the ability to control spice, this dish is loved by younger and older kids alike.
A Year of Meal Plans on a Budget
Spiced Cauliflower and Chickpeas Plant-Based Whole 30 Freezer Meal Recipe
A perfect Whole 30 Plant-Based freezer recipe, this masterpiece is not only bursting with flavor but brings the utmost nutritional benefits. Bursting with succulent cauliflower and perfectly seasoned chickpeas, this recipe will soon become your favorite meatless recipe!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Equipment
  • 1 gallon freezer bag
  • Parchment Paper
  • 1 Baking pan w/lid
Ingredients
  
  • 2 Head Cauliflower cut into florets
  • 29 oz Chickpeas 2 cans (14.5 oz)
  • 4 tsp Cumin
  • 4 tsp Salt
  • 4 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp Black pepper
  • 6 tbsp Olive oil
Instructions
 
Prep/Freezer Directions
  • Prepare a gallon freezer bag, labeling according to your preferred method.
  • Add all ingredients into the freezer bag, then shake the bag to coat all ingredients.
  • Seal the bag, removing as much air as possible, and freeze for up to three months.
Sheet Pan | Cooking Directions
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Cover with parchment paper a large baking pan with a lip. Dump the contents of the freezer bag onto the baking pan.
  • Cook in a preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  • Stir, then cook for an additional 20-25 minutes. 
  • Serve and enjoy!
Keyword Chickpeas freezer meal, easy freezer meals for new moms, Plant Based Freezer Meal, Plant Based Sheet Pan Recipe, Plant Based Whole 30 Freezer Meal, Spiced Cauliflower and Chickpeas
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Equipment Needed to Make Plant-Based Cauliflower and Chickpea Freezer Meal

  • 1 gallon freezer bag
  • Parchment Paper
  • 1 Baking pan w/lid

Ingredients for your Spiced Cauliflower and Chickpeas Plant-Based Recipe

  • 2 Head Cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 29 oz Chickpeas, 2 cans (14.5 oz)
  • 4 tsp Cumin
  • 4 tsp Salt
  • 4 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp Black pepper
  • 6 tbsp Olive oil

How to Make Spiced Cauliflower and Chickpeas Whole 30 Freezer Meal Recipe

Prep/Freezer Directions:

  1. Prepare a gallon freezer bag, labeling according to your preferred method.
  2. Add all ingredients into the freezer bag, then shake the bag to coat all ingredients.
  3. Seal the bag, removing as much air as possible, and freeze for up to three months.

Sheet Pan | Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Cover with parchment paper a large baking pan with a lip. Dump the contents of the freezer bag onto the baking pan.
  3. Cook in a preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  4. Stir, then cook for an additional 20-25 minutes. 
  5. Serve and enjoy!

What to Pair with your Make Ahead Chickpea and Cauliflower Plant-Based Recipe

Sides:

Desserts:

  • Almond and Coconut Energy Bites
  • Chia Pudding
  • Date and Nut Bars

Mocktails:

  • Sparkling Watermelon Lime Mocktail
  • Cucumber Mojito
  • Pineapple Ginger Mocktail

Popular Substitutions and Addtions

Substitutions:

  • Sweet Potatoes: Swap the head of cauliflower for two peeled, diced, sweet potatoes.
  • Lentils: Replace the chickpeas with green or brown lentils if you aren’t a fan of chickpeas.

Additions:

  • Roasted Red Peppers: Add roasted red peppers for a smoky sweetness flavor.

How To Reheat & Store Spiced Cauliflower and Chickpeas Plant-Based Whole 30 Freezer Meal Recipe

Best Way To Store Healthy Cauliflower and Chickpeas Leftover?

The best way to store these leftovers is in the fridge. Before storing, allow your recipe to cool to room temperature. Cooling your leftovers prevents moisture buildup in the container once it is placed in the fridge. Next, make sure to store in airtight containers

How Long Will Spiced Cauliflower and Chickpeas Last In the Fridge?

When you have properly allowed your leftovers to cool to room temperature, and have stored your leftovers in an airtight container, your chickpea and spiced cauliflower leftovers will last for three to five days in the fridge. Make sure to always check for spoilage before reheating.

Can I Freeze Convenient Cauliflower and Chickpeas recipe?

Yes, We recommend freezing before cooking and consuming any leftovers within the recommended time frame. You can freeze if you wish, but the second round will not yield the same flavor and texture.

Yo prepare this recipe as a raw freezer meal, simply label a gallon freezer bag, add all ingredients to bag, and shake to evenly coat. Then seal, removing as much excess air as you can, and store for up to three months.

How To Reheat Vegan Cauliflower and Chickpeas recipe?

This recipe is best reheated on a skillet over a stovetop. Give the skillet a splash of water or broth, while cooking over medium-low heat. Allow your leftovers to evenly reheat by stirring occasionally. When your temperature has reached a desired heat, serve immediately.

You may also use the microwave to reheat your leftover Cauliflower and Chickpeas. Be sure to heat in short spurts of 30-45 seconds, stirring between each interval, until your leftovers have reached an even cook.

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