Sous Vide Cauliflower and Chickpeas Recipe
Cauliflower might be on the bland side, but combined with chickpeas, cherry tomatoes and red bell pepper, it turns into a flavorful and filling side. With the addition of tart lime juice and spicy jalapeño pepper it's a complex dish that comes together in no time.
Note: You can learn more about vegetables from my How to sous vide fruits and vegetables or view all my sous vide vegetable articles.
Ingredients for Cauliflower and Chickpeas
- 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3/4 cup diced red bell pepper
- 1 jalapeño pepper, deseeded and diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas
- 1 1/2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup lightly packed chopped fresh basil leaves
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Cooking Instructions for Cauliflower and Chickpeas
Preheat a water bath to 183°F (83.9°C).
Sprinkle the cauliflower with the cayenne pepper powder then place in the sous vide bag. Salt and pepper the cauliflower and then seal the bag. Place the bag into the water bath and cook for 20 to 30 minutes, until soft.
For more information on the cooking times you can read my detailed article which addresses why is there a range in sous vide cooking times.
Heat the oil, peppers, garlic, and chickpeas in a pan over medium heat. Once hot, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cherry tomatoes, lime juice, and basil.
Remove the cauliflower from the sous vide bag and add to the pan with the vegetables. Toss well to combine then serve.
Nutritional Information for Cauliflower and Chickpeas
- Calories: 222
- Fat: 9g
- Protein: 9g
- Carbohydrate: 30g
- Fiber: 9g
- Sugar: 8g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
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