Roast Veg, Chickpea and Halloumi Bowl

Roast Veg, Chickpea and Halloumi Bowl

Course: Mains
Total Time: 40 mins
Servings: 4 people
Author: Anna Bloomfield
Roast summer veg with lemony chickpeas and golden brown halloumi served over herby rice. This makes a fantastic vegetarian main course.
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Ingredients

For the vegetables

  • 1 courgette
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 small aubergine
  • 2 red onions
  • 2 tablespoons oil

For the rice

  • 200 g basmati rice
  • 1 small handful each of mint and parsley (finely chopped)
  • Juice of half a lemon

For the chickpeas

  • 1 x 400g tin chickpeas (drained)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)

For the halloumi

  • 1 x 250g pack halloumi (drained and cut into 1.5cm dice)

Instructions

For the vegetables

  • Pre-heat the oven to 200°C
  • Dice the courgette, peppers and aubergine into 2 ½ cm square chunks.
  • Peel the red onions and cut each one into 6-8 wedges
  • Divide evenly between two non-stick oven sheets or dishes, drizzle a tablespoon of the oil over each sheet, sprinkle over ¼ teaspoon salt and a little black pepper and toss everything together.
  • Place in the oven and cook for 10 minutes.

For the chickpeas

  • Mix the chickpeas, lemon zest and garlic together in a bowl.
  • After ten minutes add the chickpeas to the vegetables and gently mix everything together with a fish slice or spatula. Return to the oven.

For the rice

  • Cook according to packet instructions

For the halloumi

  • After the chickpeas have been cooking for 10 minutes, loosen the veg and chickpeas from the bottom of the pan turning everything over with your spatula so that it cooks evenly. Now sprinkle over the halloumi and return to the oven for the final 10 minutes.

To assemble

  • Once the rice is cooked, drain and stir through the herbs and lemon juice. Season to taste.
  • Spoon the herby rice into bowls then spoon the roast vegetables, chickpeas and halloumi over the top ensuring that every bowl has its fair share of the golden tipped cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 309kcal (15%) | Carbohydrates: 54g (18%) | Protein: 6g (12%) | Fat: 7g (11%) | Sodium: 14mg (1%) | Potassium: 520mg (15%) | Fiber: 4g (16%) | Sugar: 6g (7%) | Vitamin A: 1100IU (22%) | Vitamin C: 107.2mg (130%) | Calcium: 46mg (5%) | Iron: 1.1mg (6%)

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