Miso Roasted Vegetable Bowls

Miso is a salty, savory fermented soybean paste that really bumps the flavor of this vegetarian grain bowl. Roasted chickpeas give the bowls a boost of protein (and crunch!).

Miso Roasted Vegetable Bowl on blue-stripe towel
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Roast Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 cups


  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 8 ounce fresh broccoli florets

  • 8 ounce fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut up

  • 1 small yellow summer squash, halved lengthwise and sliced 3/4 inch thick

  • 1 small red onion, cut into 1-inch wedges

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼ cup white miso paste

  • 2 tablespoon water

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • 3 cup hot cooked barley

  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon honey


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Spread chickpeas in a 15x10-inch baking pan. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp. of the vegetable oil; toss to coat. Meanwhile, line another 15x10-inch baking pan with foil. Spread broccoli, asparagus, squash, and onion in prepared pan. Drizzle with remaining 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper; toss to coat.

  2. Roast on separate oven racks 15 to 20 minutes or until chickpeas are crisp and vegetables are tender and light brown, switching pan positions on racks once.

  3. In a small bowl combine miso paste, the water, sesame oil, and ginger. Drizzle over roasted vegetables; toss to coat. In a large bowl combine barley, cilantro, vinegar, and honey.

  4. To serve, divide barley mixture, roasted vegetables, and chickpeas among bowls.

To Cook Barley

In a medium saucepan combine 3 cups water and 3/4 cup regular pearled barley. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered 45 minutes or until tender; drain.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

370 Calories
10g Fat
62g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 370
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 984mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 60.3mg 302%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 4.5mg 25%
Potassium 522mg 11%
Folate, total 104.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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