Cauliflower & Roasted Garbanzo Rice and Peas Salad with Apple & Avocado

Cauliflower & Roasted Garbanzo Rice and Peas Salad with Apple & Avocado

Cauliflower and roasted garbanzo rice and peas salad is incredibly fresh, nourishing, clean-tasting, and incredibly flexible as the base of a meal.


We’re pursuing a winter-to-spring feel with this cauliflower and roasted garbanzo rice and peas salad today.

There’s just one green and edible thing out back today and despite the fact that some heavy rain produced a strong foot of water in between me and some chives, I needed to have those little emerald green blades. They were specific evidence that the world was at work as soon as again, all in spite of the swelling of icy grey grit-filled snow in the shadiest part of the lawn, simply uglying everything up.

So I have actually been heading out to the area under the old apple tree to get my spring-y fill of that onion-y flavour. It’s been cool and damp, the sort of cold that is so permeating. In some cases I forget to put a coat on, however it’s constantly worth it.

I mainly seem like I’m simply thinking of things more, and a visibly more active mind appears to equate to a strong stream of imaginative concepts. Rather naturally, those concepts meddle food a lot which’s how I wound up with this non-rice and non-peas cauliflower and roasted garbanzo rice + peas.

If you have a partial understanding of what a food blog site is, you have actually most likely become aware of a) processing cauliflower so that it can consume like rice/couscous and b) roasting chickpeas for a crispy treat. I initially considered pairing this cauliflower rice with fresh peas, however they’re so away which’s simply as well. If you’re searching for more cauliflower motivation, I have it in a salad with nectarines and dukkah here, as a whole vegetable “roast” with romesco here, and as a crispy barbeque topper to a slaw here.

The warm and golden garbanzos contribute to the transitional feel of this meal. I utilize herbs in their entire leaf type with a heavy hand for brightness. Thin radishes, apples and avocado bring everything together. The dressing could not be easier either. I covered huge scoops of it into little radicchio lettuce cups and it was a great lunch!


Cauliflower & Roasted Garbanzo Rice and Peas Salad with Apple & Avocado

Cauliflower and roasted garbanzo rice and peas salad is incredibly fresh, nourishing, clean-tasting, and incredibly flexible as the base of a meal.

PREPARATION TIME 20 minutes COOK TIME 20 minutes OVERALL TIME 40 minutes

Course Main Dish, Salad, Side Meal Diet Plan Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings: 6

Author: Laura Wright


  • Food Mill

Active Ingredients


  • 1 1/2 cups totally prepared chickpeas, dried completely
  • 2 limes, passion and juice divided
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • chili powder (chipotle, ancho), to taste
  • sea salt & ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon rough mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons maple syrup/raw honey


  • 1 little head of cauliflower, core got rid of
  • 3-4 radishes, very finely sliced
  • 1 cup flat parsley leaves
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint, leaves sliced up
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced chives
  • 1 crisp apple, like fuji or pink girl, sliced thin
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and cut into portions
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds, toasted


  • Preheat the oven to 400 ° F. Spread the chickpeas out on a parchment lined baking sheet. Spray them with a little bit of lime passion, chili powder, salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Toss the chickpeas to coat and move the tray into the oven. Roast up until gently crispy and golden, about 20 minutes.
  • Blend together the staying lime passion, lime juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, rough mustard, and maple syrup. You can likewise shake this up in a sealed container. Include a splash of water if it appears rather thick. Reserve.
  • Start turning the cauliflower into rice in batches. Location a couple of handfuls of the florets into the bowl of a food mill fitted with the “S” blade. Pulse the florets up until you have little, rice-like little bits of cauliflower. Scrape the riced cauliflower into a big bowl. Repeat with staying cauliflower.
  • Put the dressing over the cauliflower rice, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat.


  • If you do not have a food mill, some milling with a knife will get the cauliflower florets little enough, as long as you have the persistence:-RRB-
  • Likewise, I concluded a few of this mix in radicchio leaves for a portable variation. I seem like some sliced up marinaded jalapeños would simply be so terrific here, if you have them around.

Program Conceal 54 remarks

  • Skye

    I have actually seen great deals of dishes just recently with ‘cauliflower rice’, however this one truly has me wishing to make it I like all the colours of the fresh herbs and crispy chickpeas seem like an incredible mix. Thanks for the dish motivation!

    PS Congratulations on the election so well should have!:-RRB- Reply

  • Amy @ covered in paper

    I like how flexible cauliflower is. It resembles, there’s absolutely nothing I can’t do you simply go and attempt and I’ll provide!! I made a roasted cauliflower and garbanzo salad a couple of weeks back however I believe I’ll need to get my food mill out and attempt this dish with riced cauliflower this time! Thanks for sharing and congratulations on the election!!! X Reply

  • Katie @ Whole Nutrition

    Wow, this is a beautiful salad, well-worth the schlep to recover the chives.;RRB- I like whatever about it, particularly the chipotle and maple additions! Reply

  • Francesca

    The maple syrup appears a little too sweet here. I simply can’t envision it with these other active ingredients. Reply

    • Laura Wright

      Hello There Francesca, I usually consist of some sort of sweet element in any dressing/vinaigrette I make, simply to stabilize flavours and whatnot. You might simply leave it out if it’s not your thing.
      L Reply

  • Jo from yummyvege

    Wow that is a salad I can’t wait to attempt. I take it the chick peas in this dish are preboiled? I have actually seen other dishes where they are simply soaked. Reply

    • Laura Wright

      Hello There Jo! The chickpeas are totally prepared. Made a note in the dish:-RRB-
      L Reply

  • Ali @ Inspiralized

    The food looks so fresh I like using chickpeas here, really imaginative. HI, spring! Reply

  • Ashley

    These are a few of my preferred pictures of yours, ever. Specifically the 3rd from the leading and second to last. ! Likewise, your words. I seem like we remain in a little bit of the exact same location today and while work is busy + insane( excellent) I’m attempting to decrease my mind a bit. Taking more time to observe every day life happenings. Hugs, girl good friend. (And … voted:-RRB-) Reply

  • Deena Kakaya

    What a hearty and vibrant take on a timeless. I like the range of textures in this meal. Lovely photos too x Reply

  • Ashley

    It is 7am and I wish to make this now! Reply

  • Betty Jo

    Hello There Laura,

    I followed your link from Ashley’s Edible Viewpoint, and am I ever delighted I did! Your blog site and photography is terrific. So is your dish index. I consume essentially Paleo however I see scads of dishes here I can adjust. I simply attempted cauliflower rice for the very first time recently, stir fried, and “WOW!” was it unbelievable. I will absolutely be attempting your meal from this post. I have a level of sensitivity to dried beans, “sob”, so will replace chicken which needs to work well with the other active ingredients. Now I’m going to explore your beautiful website even more. Reply

  • Kristen

    These pictures are gorgeous. I have actually remained in such a salad rut recently, a lot so that I have actually nearly totally prevented them. I believe this will drag me out of that.:-RRB-

    Thank you. xx Reply

  • Sini|my blue & white kitchen area

    This is such an ideal spring meal! I might reside in these images (other than because puddle). Reply

  • Chelsea// The Naked Fig

    What a scrumptious mix of tastes! So Fresh! Reply

  • Kathryne

    I’m a little behind on the cauliflower couscous thing, however if it gets your stamp of approval, I’ll certainly attempt it quickly. I lastly have my own lawn so I believe I’ll attempt to grow some herbs, greens and tomatoes this year. Much better get on that, huh? Reply

  • Eileen

    What a gorgeous bowl of food! I like the mix of all the various herbs. So excellent! Reply

  • Emma

    Haha “If you have a partial understanding of what a food blog site is …” Well, cauli rice and roasted chickpeas are popular for a factor I think! Love your imaginative take on them. Reply

  • Hanna Woeking

    Ive just recently re-fallen in love with cauliflower, this looks remarkable:-RRB- Reply

  • molly yeh

    aren’t fresh chives the very best?! ok and i have never ever made cauliflower rice (the idea has sort of baffled me previously?) however seeing your images, it allllll makes good sense now! Reply

  • Mila

    This looks ideal for summertime- light and fresh. Reply

  • Katie

    Where does the rough mustard fit in the dish? I see it as an active ingredient. Reply

    • Laura Wright

      Katie, it remains in the dressing! I believe I may have been a bit snoozy when I composed this dish out.:/ Sorry about that. Repaired it in the dish.
      L Reply

  • Patti

    This looked so delicious to me, however I’m a raw vegan … so here’s a variation I wrangled up for dinner … broccoli rather of cauliflower cuz I didn’t have any cauliflower in your house. Raw sunflower seeds, drenched buckwheat groats rather of chickpeas, persimmon seeds rather of apple, coconut aminos rather of sweet … The rest essentially the exact same … Actually, truly yum … Thanks. Reply

  • Stephanie @ Everyday Banquets

    This looks scrumptious! I like utilizing radicchio leaves as cups:-RRB- Reply

  • Alexandra @ Made to Shine

    Wow, this is beautiful! Simply discovered you from Pinterest therefore delighted I did. I simply take place to have a cauli head prepared to go and can’t wait to attempt. Thanks a lot! Will be sharing on my social networks I understand my readers will like this! Reply

  • Brittany

    I’m caring cauliflower rice and this salad looks definitely scrumptious! Can’t wait to attempt it. Reply

  • Kristen

    Congrats on your win!!!!!!!! Reply

  • P. Cruickshank-Schott

    1. My raw variation of this meal was absolutely yum … so thanks …
    2. Congratulations on your Saveur award. I sure elected you !! How terrific! Reply

  • Anna

    This looks definitely remarkable, I’m consumed with cauliflower today. Congrats on your Savuer win, you definitely deserve it. Reply

  • Phoebe Lapine @FeedMePhoebe

    I’m constantly searching for brand-new, healthy GF supper dishes … will be keeping this in mind for the future.:-RRB- Reply

  • Lynn @ The Star’s Diet plan

    Cauliflower is the brand-new kale. I can’t get enough! Reply

  • Katie

    Made this for supper tonight both the partner and I liked it! I didn’t utilize any parsley or mint even if I didn’t have any on hand and it was still really delicious. I ‘d been suggesting to attempt cauliflower rice for some time and now I’m so fired up about the possibilities. Thanks! Reply

  • Margaret

    I made this for lunch today and it’s scrumptious! No radishes since Trader Joe’s didn’t have any, however still terrific! Reply

  • Phoebe Lapine @ Feed Me Phoebe

    This is such a fascinating mix of active ingredients! I can’t wait to attempt this dispense. Reply

  • kanwal singh

    Omg this looks ever so intriguing- it is going to be made tomorrow -I can not wait Reply

  • Deborah

    Made this the other day with roast. Was scrumptious! Reply

  • Ani {@afotogirl}

    This looks definitely scrumptious! Can’t wait to attempt it. Reply

  • nancy allen

    I remain in salad paradise after finding The Very first Mess, can’t wait to pass this onto my child. Thank you a lot! Reply

  • Jenny Depa-Karl

    OMG! Whatever looks scrumptious … I wish to make it ALL!!!! I might include a little of my farm fresh [goat muilk] feta to this dish (: Reply

  • Carla

    Made the cauliflower salad today and it was scrumptious. Although I simply sliced the cauliflower and the dressing was amazing. My 2 kids every every bite. Reply

  • thefolia

    Yum, yum, yum can’t wait to make this! I utilize a cheese grater to get the florets into crumbs less cleansing of products. Delighted Nesting. Reply

  • Kathy Patalsky

    LOVE this! Lovely pictures as constantly. Would like to see it on! Reply

  • Marla

    Simply made this for lunch. It was so excellent. Thank you !! Reply

  • Natalie Y

    Beautiful photography! This looks definitely scrumptious. Thanks for the dish!:-RRB-
    ♥ NY
    Yours Genuinely, NY|INSTAGRAM Reply

  • pbest

    Had this for supper this night. Wow! terrific tastes and ideal to generate the Spring weather condition. Thank you as soon as again for a fantastic effective meal to show my husband. Reply

  • christine

    Have actually simply found this beautiful dish it was the sight of the sliced avocado that captured my eye! I consume avocado nearly every day delicious:-RRB- I keep suggesting to attempt cauliflower “rice”, ‘cos I like cauliflower every which method, so will offer this a try next time I have a good cauli to hand. I have actually been venturing out to crop the brand-new chives for a number of weeks now, it is so worth the effort those and fresh marjoram leaves are the best things in the garden at the minute:-RRB- Reply

  • Federica

    Extremely gorgeous images! Reply

  • Tina Davis

    FYI, Trader Joe’s now offers the riced cauliflower in a bag. I can’t utilize my Cuisinart since of the blade recall, so that is a great alternative. Reply

    • Laura

      Terrific suggestion!:-RRB- Reply

  • Sam

    I make this with pearl couscous rather of cauliflower rice, and it’s scrumptious! I have actually currently made it 3 times given that April. Reply

  • Scarlet

    My child to attempting to consume more plant based meals so I constantly like encountering dishes like this one that I believe the entire household can take pleasure in. Pinning now to attempt quickly. Reply

  • Jane @ Health Warrior

    5 stars
    OMG this looks ever so intriguing! Cauliflower is the brand-new kale! I can’t wait to attempt this dispense Reply

  • Jane Jolson

    Thanks for share. Reply

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