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Chickpea Fajita Meal Prep Bowls with Cilantro Lime Pesto


  • Author: She Likes Food
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Meal Prep, Vegan, Gluten Free
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These Chickpea Fajita Meal Prep Bowls are packed with tons of vegetables and protein and are perfect for a healthy and filling vegan meal prep lunch!


Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup dry quinoa
  • 4 cups diced bell peppers, what ever colors you like
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 (15 oz) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Cilantro Lime Pesto:

  • 2 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, or your favorite nut
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.  Let sit covered for about 5 minutes, fluff with a fork and divide evenly into 4 meal prep containers.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.  On a large sheet pan add the peppers, onion and chickpeas (I like to keep my peppers and chickpeas separate for aesthetic reasons but you can also just mix everything together) and toss together with olive oil and spices.  I like to use a really large sheet pan to bake this meal since it’s a lot of food and it cooks faster, but you could also separate it onto two pans if you have smaller ones.
  3. Bake until veggies are cooked through and chickpeas are getting crispy, 30-35 minutes.  Let cool for a few minutes and then transfer equal portions to meal prep containers.
  4. Add all Cilantro Lime Pesto ingredients to a food processor, or blender, and blend until creamy.  You can either put the pesto into small containers to take with you or top it on your meal prep bowls.  You may not need to use all the pesto, depending on how much you like.