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CHIMICHURRI NOURISH BOWL

Chimichurri Nourish Bowl – Hearty and full of flavor, this nourish bowl features roasted vegetables and protein rich chickpeas with creamy avocado, quinoa and deliciously zesty and addicting chimichurri!

top down view of a black bowl with roasted veggies, chickpeas quinoa and chimichurri making a chimichurri nourish bowl.

Full of everyday, wholesome ingredients this healthy nourish bowl with chimichurri is so easy to make! It’s a well-balanced, gluten-free and vegan recipe that I know you’re going to love!

And if you’ve never had chimichurri sauce, you’re definitely in for something absolutely divine!

What Is Chimichurri?

Chimichurri sauce is a popular condiment/marinade/sauce originating in Argentina. I would say it’s similar to a pesto and primarily consists of parsley, oil, wine vinegar, oregano, garlic, red pepper flakes and lemon for an extra zest. You’ll be happy to find this version a little more heart healthy calling for less oil than is typically used.

top down view of ingredients used to make chimichurri nourish bowl.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Here’s everything needed to make the best chimichurri nourish bowl. Feel free to change up the vegetables using carrots, broccoli, potatoes, beets, butternut squash, etc.

  • Olive oil – Use your favorite oil.
  • Cauliflower
  • Sweet potato
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Onion – Any color of onion will do, use red onion for even more color.
  • Chickpeas – The first time I made this I used black beans, drained and rinsed, right from the can. Feel free to use your favorite beans, they don’t have to be roasted unless you want them too.
  • Quinoa, or grain of choice – rice, barley or farro would work well and any bean will do.
  • Avocado – Because avocados rule, adding a few slices will make your bowl complete!

Chimichurri Sauce

  • Flat-leaf parsley
  • Garlic
  • Red pepper flakes 
  • Oregano – Fresh or dried
  • Salt – My favorite salt is pink mineral salt (affiliate link) which naturally contains essential minerals and trace elements the body needs.
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar – White vinegar is great too.
  • Lemon

top down view of prepped nourish bowl veggies on a baking sheet before being roasted.

How To Make Nourish Bowls with Chimichurri

  • Prep and roast the veggies: Once vegetables are prepped, toss with a little olive oil and sprinkle with salt, layer on a rimmed baking sheet (affiliate link), shown above, and roast in a 400 degree preheated oven for 35 – 40 minutes.

top down view of showing the process of making chimichurri in a food processor.

  • Make the chimichurri sauce. While the vegetables are roasting, make the chimichurri sauce (shown above). Simple add the parsley, oregano, garlic, oil, red wine vinegar, lemon, salt and red pepper flakes to food processor and blend until desired chunkiness. It’s also helpful to stop and scrape the side once or twice.
  • Assemble your nourish bowls. Simply fill your serving bowl with veggies, chickpeas and grain of choice, top with chimichurri sauce and side of avocado.

And there you have it, a simple, healthy and delicious nourish bowl with the best chimichurri sauce ever!

How To Store Leftovers

Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 – 5 days in a covered container. For meal prep and storing, these multi-use glass containers (affiliate link) work great!

top down view of a small bowl with homemade chimichurri.

More Ways To Use Chimichurri

I could top just about everything with this brightly flavored chimichurri sauce. It’s fresh, healthy, easy to make an all-around perfect sauce for veggie bowls. It would be fantastic drizzled on these Crispy Smashed Potatoes or topped on these Quick & Easy Chickpea Tacos. The original Everyday Nourish Bowl and the Roasted Nourish Bowl would also be a great place to use this lively condiment. The sauce will go with almost all veggies (if not all) adding its bright and zesty element.

More Nourish Bowl Inspiration

side angle view of healthy chimichurri nourish bowl.

If you try this easy nourish bowl recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.

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CHIMICHURRI NOURISH BOWL

Fresh & zesty chimichurri sauce is a perfect accompaniment to all your nourish veggie bowls!

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 3
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Oven, Roast
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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Nourish Bowl

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 large sweet potato, cube into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 810 brussels sprouts, quartered
  • 1 onion, sliced into 1/2 inch wedges
  • 1 can (15oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa, rice or grain of choice
  • 1 avocado, sliced

Chimichurri Sauce

  • 1 large bunch flat-leaf parsley
  • 23 cloves garlic
  • 1/21 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or 2 teaspoons fresh
  • good pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red/white wine vinegar
  • 1 large lemon, juice of

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Roast Veggies: Combine cauliflower, sweet potato, brussels sprouts and onion in a large mixing bowl, drizzle with olive oil and mix well to coat. Transfer veggies to a large baking sheet lined with a silpat, parchment paper or lightly greased. Add a sprinkle of salt over top. Place in oven on the middle rack and roast for 40 – 45 minutes, stirring once half way through cooking. Veggies are ready when fork tender.

Cook Grain: While veggies are roasting cook your grain of choice. Drain and rinse your beans of choice, set aside.

Chimichurri: Prepare the chimichurri sauce by combining the parsley, garlic, red pepper flakes, oregano, salt, olive oil, vinegar and lemon into a food processor, blend until parsley is chopped well, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed. Sauce should be somewhat chunky but feel free to blend until desired smoothness.

Serve: Fill your serving bowl with 1/3 of the roasted veggies and beans. Add about 1/2 cup of grain of choice. Add a few slices of avocado and top with chimichurri sauce. A sprinkle of pepitas (pumpkin seeds) or sunflower seeds would be great too. Mix together and enjoy this zesty and delicious combination!

Serves 3

Store: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 – 6 days.

Notes

I’ve made the chimichurri minus an ingredient or two, oregano or vinegar, and it has still been an amazing sauce. I’ve also subbed in water for some of the oil with good results.

Change up the veggies to suit your taste. Carrots, broccoli, potatoes, beets, butternut squash, etc. would be good substitutes.

Chimichurri sauce can be made raw by using raw & unpasteurized wine vinegar such as Eden Foods red wine vinegar.

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT: I love my Silpat or these parchment liners for lining this rimmed baking sheet (affiliate links). For more of my favorite cooking tools, shop my kitchen essentials!

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Updated: Chimichurri Nourish Bowl originally published January 2016 and has been updated November 2019 with new photos and helpful tips. The only changes I made was to use chickpeas in place of black beans as noted in the post.

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15 Comments

  1. My son & I loved this recipe. It was a hit thank you so much!

  2. I have never had a chimichurri sauce before and I made this recipe last night for my family and we gobbled it up! It was so good… I mean really really good. I will be making this again for sure. The sauce just makes this meal 10 times better so don’t skimp on the sauce.

  3. This looks good! About how much time do you think it would take to make?

  4. This was delicious, and my boyfriend loved it too!

  5. Followed the recipe exactly and this turned out great!

  6. I made this tonight for dinner and lunch tomorrow and it is amazing! I had to make some substitutions based on what I had on hand. Such a versatile and delicious recipe. I used black rice and edamame and substituted broccoli for cauliflower. It all worked out well :) Love your site thanks so much for such a fab resource :)

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      Yay, so glad you loved it! I’m loving the sound of your subs! Versatile recipes are always a plus. Thank you for the message and kind words. Cheers :)

  7. I’m so glad I found you! I’ve been trying a lot of your recipes! LOVE them all!

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      Thank you so much! Glad you’re finding everything to your liking. Cheers xo

  8. This looks delicious! A perfect meal for Januarty!

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      Thank you! And I agree. :)

  9. I’ve never had chimichurri before and this looks incredible!! And pretty easy to make too. Can’t wait to try this!

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      I think you’ll love it! So easy and so good! Cheers :)

  10. This looks amazing! I love a chimichurri, plus, it’s fun to say. Great site, thanks for sharing.

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      It is fun to say isn’t it! Thank you, and you’re welcome :)

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