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Nourish Bowls – Keep warm and nourished with this nutrient dense Roasted Nourish Bowl recipe featuring sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, chickpeas, fresh spinach, quinoa and avocado! It’s easy to make and ready in under 1 hour.

top down view of freshly made roasted nourish bowl.

Last spring I shared this Everyday Nourish Bowl recipe which is full of fresh vegetables and thought it’d be a good idea to have a roasted version here too for the cooler months. It’s just as well-balanced and delicious!

This time of year as the season changes from summer to autumn I find myself craving warm baked goods and just about anything roasted. At the moment I’ve been obsessed with making these pumpkin and banana breads.

Between easy vegetable bowl recipes, like this Roasted Nourish Bowl, that are great for lunch, dinner and meal prep, and my breads that I eat in the morning (and as a snack or dessert), I’m ready for the cooler months to come. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll appreciate the simplicity of this nutrient dense nourish bowl!

Enjoy every bite, and be warm & well-nourished!

top down view of the ingredients needed to make roasted nourish bowl.

Ingredients You’ll Need

There a quite a few vegetables in this nourish bowl recipe. If you can’t get them all in that’s ok, a various few will be enough. Feel free to add or subtract ingredients building your own nourish bowls.

  • Olive oil. Use your favorite oil or flavor infused oil.
  • Sweet potato. Leave the skin on for the most nutrition, just be sure to scrub them before cutting.
  • Carrots. Use baby carrots for ease as you can roast them whole.
  • Brussles sprouts. If you don’t care for brussles sprouts, use 1 small beet (red or yellow).
  • Broccoli florets. Use cauliflower if you prefer.
  • Red onion. Any color will do, use your favorite or what you have on hand.
  • Serrano chilis. Serrano peppers are optional. I personally love the heat they give and they are wonderful roasted! You can sub 3 jalapeno peppers as well.
  • Chickpeas. Use canned for ease or freshly cooked.
  • Lemons. Roasted lemons are a great way to add a little extra flavor to roasted vegetables.
  • Grain. I paired my nourish bowls with quinoa, but feel free to use white, black or brown rice, farro, or your preferred grain.
  • Hummus. If you don’t have hummus on hand or want to vary it up, try using these dressings and sauces instead: Lemon-Tahini Dressing, Sriracha Cashew Sauce, or tahini based Dynamite Sauce.
  • Hemp hearts. Adds a healthy dose of omegas and other essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Red pepper flakes. Add a touch of more heat and sprinkle of color.
  • Mineral salt & fresh cracked pepper. Season to taste.

top down view of prepped vegetables on a rimmed baking sheet being drizzled with olive oil.

How To Make Roasted Nourish Bowl

  • Simply chop your veggies, add them and your beans to a roasting pan, toss in a little oil (or not), add a little salt & pepper and roast for 35 – 40 minutes at 400 degrees. Once done, your vegetables should be nice and browned on the edges and fork tender.
  • In individual bowls, serve vegetables with 1/3 cup quinoa, handful of spinach, sliced avocado and a nice dollop of hummus. Top with a sprinkle of red pepper flakes, hemp hearts a squeeze of roasted lemons.

And that’s it, a sheet pan style nourish bowl that’s a complete & nutrient dense meal!

top down view of freshly roasted vegetables to make roasted nourish bowl.

How To Store Leftovers

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

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top down view of freshly made roasted nourish bowl.

If you try this roasted 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.



Keep warm and nourished with this nutrient dense vegetable bowls with sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, chickpeas and more!

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: roast, oven
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • 12 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large sweet potato, cut into 3/4″ cubes
  • 2 large carrots, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups brussles sprouts, halved or quartered
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 large red onion, sliced
  • 6 serrano chilis, sliced in half and de-seeded
  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed or 1 1/2 cups cooked
  • 12 lemons, cut into six pieces
  • mineral salt & fresh cracked pepper, to taste

To serve

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 5 oz. spinach
  • 12 avocados
  • big dollop of hummus
  • red pepper flakes, to garnish
  • hemp hearts, to garnish


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Prepare vegetables: remove any unsightly spots on the sweet potato skins before cubing, peel the carrots if needed and half or quarter the brussels sprouts depending on the size.

Roast: Place vegetables, chickpeas and lemon in a large roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet. Toss with oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste. Roast for 40 – 45 minutes, stirring halfway through. Vegetables should be slightly browned on the edges and fork tender. Remove from oven and let cool a few minutes. 

Serve: In individual bowls, serve vegetables with 1/3 cup quinoa, handful of spinach, sliced avocado and a nice dollop of hummus. Top with a sprinkle of red pepper flakes, hemp hearts a squeeze of roasted lemons.

Serves 6

Store: Keep leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 – 4 days, in a covered container. For storing and meal prep these multi-use glass containers (affiliate link).


Vegetables can vary in quantity. Add or subtract to your liking.

Change up the quinoa with Farro, spelt berries, brown rice, white rice or barley.

If you have a favorite herb or herb blend, you may consider adding a dash or two to the veggies before roasting.

Serrano peppers are optional. I personally love the heat they give and they are wonderful roasted! You can sub 3 jalapeno peppers as well.

If you don’t have hummus on hand or want to vary it up, try using these dressings and sauces instead: Lemon-Tahini Dressing, Sriracha Cashew Sauce, tahini based Dynamite Sauce or Creamy Tahini Hippie Sauce, For a non-creamy dressing, try this Shallot Vinaigrette.

Cooking quinoa: I had a comment about cooking quinoa so here is my recipe for perfect quinoa.

In a medium size pot, bring 1 3/4 cup water + 1 cup quinoa to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Once done, turn off heat, remove cover, fluff with fork and let set 10 – 15 minutes.

Perfect quinoa every time! Makes about 3 cups. Feel free to add a little seasoning to the quinoa before cooking like garlic powder, thyme, garlic salt, mineral salt, lemon pepper, everyday seasoning, etc. Or simply season once done. This will give you more than called for in the recipe…leftovers can be served chilled or warmed with your favorite vegetables or fruits.

Updated: Roasted Nourish Bowls originally published October 2014 and has been updated November 2019 with new photos and helpful tips. Enjoy!

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  1. I stumbled upon your incredible blog yesterday! I made your White Bean Hummus {reducing the salt and oils as I must do at the moment} and enjoyed it with your Nourish Bowl. I am going to try this Roasted Nourish Bowl tonight and am really looking forward to it.
    Thank you, and I look forward to enjoying your blog regularly now, especially as I try to grow my own organic vegetables. ~~~Deb

  2. Anonymous says:

    I had an unexpected day off yesterday and spent the afternoon prepping and roasting veggies, and threw them together for this beautiful lunch today. It is Ah.May.Zing!!!! I added roasted beets and used the guacamole left over from the game Sunday. It was perfect and delicious, and my daughter absolutely loved hers too, maybe next time I'll have her help with the prep :) Thank you for the inspired idea!

  3. So beautiful! What a wonderful lunch idea!

  4. Shaneeney says:

    Just got done making dish. Ready and packed for lunch tomorrow. The combination of nutmeg and thyme made the entire house smell so nice:-)

  5. Shaneeney says:

    Dry seasoning idea for the veggies:- Roasted cumin seeds, sesame seeds, thyme, nutmeg, black pepper, red pepper flakes, himalayan rock salt.
    Thanks for your amazing recipes, Julie. We tried Socca yesterday and it turned out wonderful.

    1. Great seasoning ideas! Nutmeg…a must try, that's one seasoning I wouldn't have thought of. Love it!
      Thank you for sharing. :)

  6. genevieve @ gratitude & greens says:

    I'm going to be having a lot of these bowls once the really, really cold weather sets in. These bowls sound so warming- like a hug in a bowl :)

  7. renee @ FIMBY says:

    This looks amazing. Our family recently found your blog and have been cooking up a storm with your recipes.

    Our current faves are the oatmeal, banana, choc chips cookies and kimchi breakfast tacos. I made those for supper the other night with the spelt tortillas from Oh She Glows http://ohsheglows.com/2014/04/14/easiest-5-ingredient-spelt-flatbread/

    It was such a good supper. I used healthfood store unpastuerized kimchi but this week I started my own so next time I make it will be that much better.

    thanks for all the great recipes. Our family has been plant based eaters since I was pregnant with my 13 year old. My 15, 13 & 11 year old cook once a week and we all use your recipes as inspiration.

    1. Thank you so much! I'll have to check out the spelt flatbread from Oh She Glows, sounds delicious! Wonderful that your kids are cooking…great start for them! :)

  8. I love anything in bowl form. It reminds me so much of yummy burrito bowls at chipotle, or a taco salad – so many different yet separate components that you can mix (or not mix) as you'd like. I've been making bowls with all of the components of sushi, but roasted vegetables have been a daily thing for me lately because of the season. Yum!

  9. Sara @ Don't Feed After Midnight says:

    I'm totally obsessed with roasted vegetables at the moment and this is right up my street! I never thought about adding chilli peppers – I will have to try it next time! Also, must finally master how to cook quinoa properly…

    1. I added my recipe for perfectly cooked quinoa in the notes. Hope it helps you finally master that skill! I also love using a combo of quinoa. I but one white bag and one tri-color, mix the two and you have a nicely textured quinoa. For the water…use anywhere from 1 1/2 – 1 3/4 cups water…I generally use the latter but the smaller amount works fine too. Enjoy :)

  10. Sam @ PancakeWarriors says:

    I love this idea. def checking out that pumpkin bread recipe. The hummus with roasted veggies is one of my favorite combos. It's amazing with roasted asparagus. thanks for sharing!

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