Curried Chickpea Bowls with Garlicky Spinach

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These vegan curried chickpea bowls make meal prepping for the week a breeze. The chickpeas are paired with garlicky spinach and brown rice for an easy meal that’s absolutely delicious and filling. 

Curried Chickpea Meal Prep Bowls // A vegan meal prep recipe that comes together fast and tastes great!

Hooray, it’s Friday!! I’m not trying to rush the weekend away, but today I want to talk about meal prep. I’ve been doing it every Sunday for the past few months and it’s been a total game-changer. I use this meal planning printable to plan our meals for the week ahead, go to the grocery store and do a little meal prep. These few hours over the weekend make make it incredibly easy to whip up health meals throughout the week.

These vegan curried chickpea bowls make meal prepping for the week a breeze. The chickpeas are paired with garlicky spinach and brown rice for an easy meal that’s absolutely delicious and filling.

Last up we have my curried chickpea bowls with garlicky spinach.

Curried Chickpea Meal Prep Bowls -- the BEST vegan meal prep recipe

These bowls are super efficient because you use the same pan to cook the spinach and the chickpeas, both of which can happen while your brown rice is cooking.

Curried Chickpea Meal Prep Bowls -- the BEST vegan meal prep recipe

Plus, the flavor is on point!!

The chickpeas are cooked with onions and garlic and tossed in fragrant tomato based curry sauce that pairs wonderfully with the zesty lemon garlic spinach. Serving both of these over a generous portion of brown rice makes for a hearty and filling vegan gluten-free meal prep bowl that you can bring for lunch or have on hand for a quick dinner.

Curried Chickpea Meal Prep Bowls -- the BEST vegan meal prep recipe

The recipe makes three servings so if you want a week’s worth of meals you’ll want to double it! You can easily reheat the curried chickpea bowls before serving or eat them cold. There’s no wrong way to eat meal prep bowls! 🙂

Curried Chickpea Bowls with Garlicky Spinach

5 from 19 votes
These vegan curried chickpea bowls make meal prepping for the week a breeze. The chickpeas are paired with garlicky spinach and brown rice for an easy meal that’s absolutely delicious and filling.
Three glass containers, each with rows of curried chick peas, garlic sautéed spinach, and white rice.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 bowls

Ingredients

Garlicky Spinach

  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 oz baby spinach
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 lemon juiced

Curried Chickpeas

  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 teaspoons curry
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • fresh cilantro, chopped (for topping)
  • green onion, chopped (for topping)
  • 3 cups cooked brown or white rice

Instructions
 

  • Cook rice, if it’s not cooked already.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant (about 1-2 minutes). Add baby spinach to the skillet and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until spinach has started to wilt. Toss in sea salt and lemon juice. Toss to coat, remove from heat and place spinach on a small plate.
  • In the small skillet you used to cook the spinach, add another 2 teaspoons oil over medium heat. Add garlic and onion and cook (stirring frequently) until onions are soft, about 5 minutes. Add spices (curry powder, cumin, cinnamon), chickpeas and tomato paste into the skillet. Toss to combine and quickly add water as the pan will start to dry out. Add sea salt and pepper, toss everything together and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and prepare bowls — each one with brown rice, chickpeas and spinach. Top with cilantro and green onion.
  • For meal prep, allow all ingredients to cool and then grab 3 glass storage containers. Fill each with 1 cup rice, 1/3 of curried chickpeas and 1/3 of baby spinach. Top with cilantro and green onion. Place in fridge until ready to eat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl Calories: 455kcal Carbohydrates: 79g Protein: 15g Fat: 9g Fiber: 16g Sugar: 6g
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: curried chickpeas

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    73 comments
    1. Kori
      July 29, 2021 AT 7:27 pm

      I made this for dinner last week and I loved it!! Back again now meal prepping this for lunch the next few days. Loved the recipe- followed it to a T! Thank you for sharing!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 2, 2021 AT 11:05 am

        Woo!! So glad this recipe was a hit! Thanks for the review, Kori. I really appreciate it!

    2. Jamie
      May 7, 2021 AT 2:37 pm

      What brand of curry do you use? There’s a few different types from different countries with varying levels of spice and I have no idea which to buy for this recipe

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 10, 2021 AT 12:58 pm

        Hey Jamie – It varies, but some of my go-to brands are Simply Organic, Frontier, McCormick Organic, Spice Island or Trader Joes.

    3. Susie
      April 12, 2021 AT 8:42 am

      5 stars
      So quick easy and flavorful!! I doubled it and substituted a can of diced tomatoes, since I didn’t have any tomato paste. It’s going to be so nice to grab one in the morning to take to work for lunch!!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 12, 2021 AT 12:26 pm

        Yay! So glad this recipe was a hit, Susie! Thanks for coming back to leave a review. It means the world to me.

    4. Austen
      December 23, 2020 AT 6:10 pm

      Lmao channa masala and keerai varuval literally. Can yall like give credit to indigenous cultures which u based the recipe upon (even if u took the recipe from another “american cuisine” website instead of claiming it as “american cuisine” 🙄. Isee alot of vegan/meal prep/superfoods websites claiming indigenous foodstuff and preparation methods as a novel western development while ethnic people have been bullied for producing and consuming the same for ages.

      1. Names smith
        July 18, 2021 AT 3:49 pm

        5 stars
        Why would she do that? They’re all dead ☠️

    5. Oliver
      December 11, 2020 AT 1:06 am

      4 stars
      Wow, it’s amazing. Thanks for your nice review.

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