bits & bites - 3 WAYS WITH CHICKPEAS
Clean Eating|Spring 2021
This superstar ingredient is a favorite among vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike for its affordability, versatility and delicious, nutty flavor. The mighty chickpea takes center stage in these simple and nutritious Mediterranean recipes, each accompanied by a healthful dip or drizzle.
HIMI HUNAIDI

Hummus Fatteh

Fattoush Salad

Chickpea Nuggets

A TWIST ON THE TRADITIONAL

This nutritious Middle Eastern staple conventionally combines a vibrant medley of veg with khubz – Arabic flatbread – for a satiating salad. In our version, we create flatbread chips with chickpea fl our. The dish is seasoned with sumac, a mainstay spice from the region with a wide variety of antioxidant compounds that protect against cell damage from oxidative stress.

Fattoush Salad

With Chickpea Crackers & Pomegranate HoneyMustard Dressing

SERVES 4.

CRACKERS

1 cup chickpea fl our

1 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp hemp hearts

½ tbsp chia seeds

½ tsp each sea salt and ground black pepper

1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil

3–4 tbsp water (room temperature)

DRESSING

1 lemon, juiced

2 tbsp pomegranate molasses (TIP: If you can’t find this condiment, make your own with our recipe at cleaneating.com/ pomegranate molasses)

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

1 tsp raw honey

1⁄3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

SALAD

1 head romaine lettuce, chopped

4 Persian cucumbers, sliced

2–3 radishes, sliced

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

2 green onions, chopped

chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley or mint, optional

1 tbsp sumac

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare crackers: In a bowl, mix chickpea breaking up any lumps. Stir in hemp hearts, chia seeds, salt and pepper. Add oil and, using hands, knead well. Working 1 tbsp at a time, add water to mixture and knead until a smooth dough is formed.

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