Moroccan Chickpea Sorghum Bowl

Moroccan Chickpea Sorghum Bowl

There’s nothing quite like a meal bowl, filled with the goodness of whole grains, pulses, and roasted vegetables. The flavors of Morocco—spice, lemons, and olives—shine through in this easy, nutritious bowl.










  • 2 cups cooked whole grain sorghum
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced into thin wedges
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 3 small carrots (red, purple, orange, yellow, or white), sliced
  • 8 ounces Brussels sprouts, sliced in half vertically
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ras el hanout (Morrocan spice blend, see directions below)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Pinch salt (optional)
  • 2 cups chopped greens (i.e., kale, spinach, arugula leaves)
  • 12 black olives (i.e., Kalamata, Picholine, Nicoise), rinsed, drained


  1. Cook sorghum according to package directions.
  2. While sorghum is cooking, preheat oven to 375 F.
  3. Arrange rows of sliced red onions, sliced red bell pepper, sliced carrots, halved Brussels sprouts, and chickpeas on a baking sheet (see picture).
  4. Make the vinaigrette by whisking together olive oil, lemon juice, ras el hanout, garlic, and salt (optional) in a small dish.
  5. Drizzle the vinaigrette evenly over the vegetables and chickpeas in the baking sheet.
  6. Place on the top rack of the oven and roast for about 45 minutes, until vegetables are tender and golden brown.
  7. Remove vegetables from oven.
  8. To make each large individual bowl (makes 4 bowls): In each bowl, arrange 1/2 cup cooked sorghum on one side, and 1/2 cup greens on the other side. On each bowl, arrange on top of the sorghum and greens the following: 1/4 of the onions, 1/4 of the bell pepper, 1/4 of the carrots, 1/4 of the Brussels sprouts, 1/4 of the chickpeas, and 3 black olives.
  9. Serve immediately.

Nutrition (per serving):

434 calories, 12 g total fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol,74 g carbohydrate, 17 g protein, 14 g dietary fiber, 125 mg sodium, 11 g sugar.