Sriracha Cauliflower and Chickpea Sheet Pan Meal


A simple chickpea sheet pan meal that is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. Roasted cauliflower, chickpeas, and a delicious Sriracha-based sauce. Gluten-free and vegan.

Like my vegan power bowl recipe, this sheet pan meal was inspired by Terra’s Kitchen, a meal delivery service that we used to use all the time.

Their Korean BBQ Cauliflower and Chickpeas was one of our favorite meals to order, but since the business is closed we’ve had to resort to making our own version at home!

Plate of rice topped with roasted cauliflower and chickpeas.

I can’t even look at these pictures without my mouth watering… but this dish gets major bonus points because it’s so simple. You can totally throw this recipe together in under 30 minutes and with only one pan! It’s the perfect weeknight dinner, great for those nights when you’re thinking of throwing a frozen pizza in the oven but know you’d be better off getting in some veggies. Haha!

Sheet pan with roasted cauliflower and chickpeas topped with cilantro.

How to Make a Chickpea Sheet Pan Meal

You’ll start by roasting the cauliflower and chickpeas. If you’re short on time, you can buy a bag of cauliflower florets, otherwise chop up a head of cauliflower. Drain a can of chickpeas, rinse them and pat them dry. Quick and easy! Don’t stress about getting the chickpeas perfectly dry.

Toss the cauliflower florets and chickpeas in olive oil, salt and pepper, and roast away!

Roasted cauliflower and chickpeas on a sheet pan topped with cilantro.

While your veggies are roasting, whip up the delicious Sriracha sauce. After the veggies are done roasting, toss them in the sauce and then you’ll actually broil them in the oven for a few extra minutes. This will give the veggies a tasty caramelized char and really combines the flavors of the sauce and roasted veggies!

Sweet and spicy sriracha sauce in a jar.

When it’s all heated through, dish up some brown rice or quinoa (secret: I keep frozen rice in the freezer for easy meals like this) and serve the cauliflower and chickpeas on top. Scatter a few scallions and crushed peanuts on top to garnish and enjoy.

Roasted spicy cauliflower and chickpeas served over rice and topped with cilantro.

More Sheet Pan Meals

Sriracha Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Sheet Pan Meal

5 from 40 votes
A simple sheet pan meal that is the perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. Roasted cauliflower, chickpeas and a delicious Sriracha-based sauce. Gluten-free and vegan.
Roasted cauliflower and chickpeas on a sheet pan topped with cilantro.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 3


  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground pepper
  • cooked brown rice or quinoa, for serving (optional)

Sriracha Sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons Sriracha
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 green onions, chopped + extra for topping
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts + extra for topping


  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean up.
  • Break your head of cauliflower into bite-size florets and save any large stems for another use. Add florets and chickpeas onto your prepared baking dish and toss with olive oil, sea salt and pepper.
  • Place into preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes.
  • While cauliflower and chickpeas are roasting, make the Sriracha sauce by combining all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Once cauliflower and chickpeas have roasted for 20 minutes, remove from oven and toss with the sauce to coat. Increase oven temp to broil, add pan back to the oven and broil for about 6-7 minutes. Remove from oven and serve the dish warm over brown rice or quinoa (if using). Garnish each portion with extra scallions and crushed peanuts.



Original recipe from Terra’s Kitchen. 


Serving: 1/3 of recipe (without rice or toppings) Calories: 267kcal Carbohydrates: 36g Protein: 9g Fat: 11g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 12g
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: chickpea sheet pan meal


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    1. Kay tee
      January 12, 2022 AT 3:53 pm

      5 stars
      I never comment on recipes but this one is unbelievably good. Even the meat-loving family members ask for this again and again. It’s one of those dishes that is half gone before it gets to the table because everyone has been snatching it off the pan.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 13, 2022 AT 11:33 am

        Ah yay! This makes me so happy to hear, Kaytee. Thanks for the review!!

    2. Emma
      January 9, 2022 AT 11:05 pm

      5 stars
      Made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! Made as is, just added some pan fried tofu that needed to get eaten. Will definitely be adding this to my go to list!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 10, 2022 AT 11:04 am

        Woo!! So pumped to hear this, Emma. Love the addition of tufu as well. Thanks for the review!

    3. Catherine
      December 11, 2021 AT 2:41 pm

      5 stars
      I’ve been wanting to incorporate more meatless meals into our diet and found this one. Wasn’t expecting much but decided to give it a try because the reviews seemed good and I am so glad I did! I followed the recipe exactly and it was amazing! It was so good I can’t wait to eat the leftovers. This will definitely be added into my meal rotation! Thanks!

    4. Lacey
      November 27, 2021 AT 5:05 pm

      5 stars
      This was so good. I made a couple of substitutions based on what I had on hand (honey and soy sauce instead of maple syrup and coconut aminos). But most notably I had yellow chili sriracha sauce which made a delicious and bright dish. I served it over quinoa with a drizzle of curry yogurt dressing.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 29, 2021 AT 10:25 am

        Pumped to hear this recipe was a hit, Lacey. Thanks so much for trying it out and coming back to leave a review. It means so much to me!

    5. Kristen
      October 13, 2021 AT 7:12 pm

      5 stars
      The best use of that head of cauliflower that HAS to get used. Tossed this together and used the sriracha sauce on top of shrimp, added jasmine rice under and topped with this for a spicy, yet delicious dinner. Easy to make and used my Pampered Chef stone so it roasted perfectly. I did adjust the sriracha down a bit as I made it with my kids in mind, but everyone was happy!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 14, 2021 AT 12:07 pm

        So glad this recipe was a success, Kristen! Thanks so much for the review. I really appreciate it!

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