Side Dish Saturdays: Curried Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas

Curried Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas

Fast and easy curried sweet potatoes with chickpeas can serve as a side dish or a main vegetarian entrée. Warmly spiced with a hint of sweetness and a pop of heat this comes together in no time at all thanks to the use of curry powder!

Falafel with Skillet Flatbreads

Falafel

Falafel nestled in warm flatbreads, fresh from the pan, then smothered with tzatziki sauce. Simply put, the best meal on Earth. I do not lie. Falafel are deep fried delights made of chickpeas. With a crunchy crust and soft insides, there are no words to quite describe the flavor. They have a uniqueness all their… 

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Chickpea and Feta Pasta Salad

Chickpea-Feta-Pasta-Salad

A pasta salad full of all that is right in this world! With feta cheese, chickpeas, capers, roasted red peppers, zucchini, fresh herbs and a light and lemony dressing…this one is for the haters. You know who you are. When you hear pasta salad you think of that gloppy, sour stuff you had growing up…. 

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Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Spicy-Roasted-Chickpeas

I’m a latecomer to the roasted chickpea party! They took the blog world by storm a while back and I foolishly hesitated to make them. While everyone around me was gushing about how good they were I ignored their claims, even though I am a chickpea lover through and through. Now it’s my turn to… 

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Curried Chickpea and Cauliflower Couscous

Curried Chickpea Couscous

Deliciously-hearty, curried, whole-grain couscous packed with all the goodness of chickpeas, cauliflower, spinach, golden raisins and almonds. I made it twice in as many days; the first I shared, the second I didn’t. I greedily ate the leftovers at all hours of the day and night. It made me deliriously happy for days on end.

Farinata Genovese: Ligurian Chickpea Pancake/Flatbread

Farinata or Faina is a savory flatbread made from chickpea flour whose origins lie in Liguria, Italy. You may recognize it by another name; it’s twin is the popular French version called Socca. I was introduced to this dish by Gera of Sweet Foods who lives in Uruguay where it is wildly popular. Farinata is… 

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