Orzo with Chickpeas, Zucchini and Feta

Orzo with Chickpeas, Zucchini and Feta

Orzo pasta tossed with zucchini, chickpeas, feta and basil with a lemon-kissed dressing. You can eat it warm or cold, as a side or a main, for dinner, lunch or a midnight snack. The bright, tangy flavors will have you coming back for more.

Greek Pita Bread, Chickpea and Feta Salad

Pita Bread, Chickpea and Feta Salad

A Greek twist on one of my favorites, Panzanella or bread salad. With toasted pita bread, chickpeas, feta, cucumber, tomatoes, olives, and red onions tossed all together with a sunny lemon vinaigrette. A flavor fest.

Spanish Chickpea and Chorizo Soup

Spanish Chickpea & Chorizo Soup

Spicy chorizo sausage joins forces with chickpeas, sweet potatoes and fresh baby spinach in this hearty, flavorful soup. A unique garnish of hard-boiled eggs and bacon (or ham) adds a salty richness for a super tasty Spanish twist. A generous drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil doesn’t hurt either and adds a silkiness like nothing else… 

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Mediterranean Veggie Burgers with Lemon Caper Mayo

Mediterranean Veggie Burgers with Lemon Caper Mayo

Veggie burgers with cannellini beans, roasted red peppers, green olives, artichokes, feta cheese and fresh herbs with a bright-as-sunshine lemon caper mayo. I’ve been making a lot of veggie burgers lately. I’m going through a phase.

Falafel Burgers with Feta Tzatziki Sauce

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Veggie burgers packed with all the Mediterranean flavors of falafel and smothered in a chunky feta tzatziki sauce. You can eat them on soft buns or tucked inside pita bread with a generous dollop of the luscious sauce. Falafel are deep-fried balls or patties made with ground chickpeas and seasoned with spices like cumin, coriander… 

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Spicy Butternut Squash and Chickpea Soup

Spicy Butternut Squash and Chickpea Soup

My 4 year streak of not catching a cold is over. My immune system turned on me. Just like that. One day I’m basking in the glory of good health and the next I’m coughing my brains out. Desperately needing soup, I dragged my sick self to the kitchen and whipped this up. While chicken… 

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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!