Turmeric Roasted Chickpea Carrot Salad with Apple Cider Tahini Dressing. A vegan salad with a golden glow! This Turmeric Roasted Chickpea Rainbow Carrot Salad is simple to make yet wholesome and nourishing. A plant based main meal or a healthy gluten free side dish to pass around the table. You choose!
I like color. Can you tell? Much like this Turmeric Roasted Chickpea Rainbow Carrot Salad. Deep yellows, orange, red, purple. You name it. They somehow exuberant (my new favorite word) boldness, yet remain comforting and warming.
This is why I also ADORE FALL. Those colors. Not only in food, but in the environment around us. The leaves are changing, the sun light and sun set colors are changing, the air is changing. It’s almost like the FALL season is saying “HEY, LOOK AT ME! I’m a bad ass mother earth magician. Watch and see what I can do.” Boldness; that rich colorful boldness BLOOMS…. then BOOM, it’s gone. Going going going gone.
Where am I going with this? How in the world does it relate to a Vegan Turmeric Roasted Chickpea Carrot Salad? And with a creamy tart Apple Cider Tahini dressing I might add.
Well…. I like to think that our health, our bodies, our all around wellness in general, is much like Fall. Unless we GO BOLD. Unless we don’t let some things die off, Unless we don’t accept CHANGE, let alone embrace CHANGE, then we won’t live up to our full potential. Yep, deep thoughts on a Monday Ya’ll.
But this Turmeric Roasted Chickpea Carrot Salad has me up to my elbows in warm fuzzy thoughts. You think I lie, I don’t. Good food, real food, beautiful bowls of food… that pure God Given Earth Nourishment. It does that to me. It makes me stop and think about the season of nourishment we are in. And ya’ll, after a harsh dry Summer season, I am feeling parched. I want to sip on FALL slowly and all it’s flavor.
A comforting nourishing bold flavor. A kind of boldness that takes care of one another (and ourselves), while still allowing us to be vulnerable. That’s nourishment for the body and mind. The kind that allows balance.
Yes, balance is boldness. Rich dark chocolate caramel goodness is totally allowed. It’s right up with there with bowls of vegan curried soup and hearty stews. Do you notice those colors in those recipes? They are bold, rich, and deep. Ohhhh.. ponder that. Just sayin…
But back to my Turmeric Roasted Chickpea Rainbow Carrot dish.
I promise you I had no intention of getting all corny on a vegan holiday side dish recipe. Nope. Totally had a “ROASTED TURMERIC ON ALL THE THINGS” post planned. I had this golden spice set up for bragging and then some. But then I woke up on a Sunday morning, coffee in hand, and began to think more about extending my season of self investment. It’s a season of change ya’ll. BIG BOLD change. Not so much in my little space on the web, but in myself, in my marriage, and in the relationships I care deeply about. They need more depth and attention. Ahh… there, vulnerability. I said it. Change from the inside out.
Much like this Turmeric Roasted Chickpea Carrot Salad.
This Vegan “glowing” salad. Oh ya’ll, there’s more to it than just a healthy side dish. There’s nutrients in those beautiful roots. There’s vitamins, minerals (think anti-inflammatory properties and plant based Iron), healthy fats, antioxidants, and so on and so on. Yes, a dish that will change you from the inside out. Okay, I totally slipped in the nerdy nutrition talk. Mwahahaahahaha!
And you know what? That big bold bowl of golden NOURISHMENT (aka change) is just waiting to be devoured! Creamy Tart Cider tahini “glow” dressing and all. Because every bad ass bowl of boldness needs a soft”glow.”
Ready, set…. begin the inner Fall transformation now! haha. In other words, I’ll shut my corny Cotter self up and get to the recipe. Mmmm k?
Turmeric Roasted Chickpea Rainbow Carrot Salad with Apple Cider Tahini Dressing.
Nutrition without the dressing.
If you add dressing it’s closer to 275 -300 calories depending on if you want to use it as a side dish or main meal.
If Wednesdays are my Brain Boosting Paleo Recipe posts, then maybe Monday’s should be my Vegan Meatless mood boosting posts. Ya, I like that! Spicin’ things up. Pun intended… always.
Who’s ready to grab a spoon and “glow”?
What’s your favorite colorful dish? Ever tried Turmeric Roasted Vegetables?