Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
1 15-oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
Fresh parsley, chopped
For the marinade:
¼ cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried oregano
½ tsp. pepper
½ tsp. gluten-free Dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
For the garlic sauce:
¾ cup plant-based mayonnaise
3 tbsp. lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
2 large cloves garlic, minced
For the turmeric rice:
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. minced shallot or onion salt
1 clove garlic, minced
1½ tsp. turmeric
1 cup long grain white rice (like basmati or jasmine)
1¼ cups vegetable broth
For the chickpea marinade: Whisk marinade ingredients together in a small bowl. Reserve ¼ cup marinade and pour the rest into a large Ziplock bag. Combine marinade with chickpeas in a bowl, then season with salt and pepper. Place in the refrigerator to marinate.
For the garlic sauce: Combine ingredients in a blender or food processor, then blend or process until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use (can be done several days ahead of time).
For the turmeric rice: Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots or onions, season with salt, then sauté until softened, 2 minutes. Add garlic, sauté for 30 seconds, and then add turmeric and sauté for 30 seconds. Add rice, sauté until fragrant, 1 minute, and then add broth and turn heat up to bring to a boil. Place a lid on top, and turn heat down to low. Simmer for 10 minutes (heat should be low enough that the broth is at a very gentle, barely-there simmer). Remove the pan from the heat then let sit for 5 minutes before removing the lid and fluffing the rice. Set aside to cool slightly.
Slice the cherry tomatoes in half. Peel, seed and chop the cucumber. Thinly slice the red onion.
Scoop rice into bowls, then top with marinated chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onion. Drizzle with garlic sauce and sprinkle with chopped parsley.