RecipeRoasted Vegetables with Chickpeas

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 210
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Total Fat: 4.5 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 4 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 36 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7 g
  • Total Sugar: 5 g
    • Natural Sugar: 5 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 30 mg

In search of a clever, new side dish? Look no further. It’s both savory and sweet with a surprising crunch from the chickpeas. Plus, it’s low in sodium thanks to Dash salt-free seasoning. Want to transform it into a vegetarian main dish? Simply serve over a bed of greens or grains, sprinkle on crumbled feta or goat cheese, and add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. This dish takes a while to roast but it’s worth the wait—there is so much texture and loads of yummy flavor. If you’re looking to serve a crowd, you can easily double the recipe. Just be sure to avoid overcrowding the pan (use two baking sheets if necessary to achieve single layers). 

  • Prep time
  • Total Time
This recipe makes 3 cups
(4 servings as a side or salad topping; 2 as a vegetarian entrée)
  • • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • • 5 cups diced butternut squash, 1-inch small cubes (about 20 oz)*
  • • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed.
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons Dash Garlic & Herb salt-free seasoning blend**
  • Optional Garnish: Crumbled feta or goat cheese, fresh lemon wedges, chopped parsley

*Buying pre-cut butternut squash is a great time-saver, but make sure to dice the chunks into smaller 1-inch pieces, so they cook at the same rate as the chickpeas.

**For a fiery flavor, swap in DASH spicy seasoning blend


Preheat oven to 425˚. Mist a baking sheet with oil spray and set aside. 

Place chickpeas on paper towels and pat dry to remove any extra moisture. 

In a large mixing bowl, add diced butternut squash, chickpeas, olive oil, and spice blend. Toss to evenly coat. Spread everything on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer and roast in the oven for about 40 to 45 minutes, or until some of the edges start to brown. The vegetables will be tender and caramelized. The chickpeas will be golden, split open, and become crisp as they cool.

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