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    • Yoga Girl
    • By Yoga Girl 19th Sep 04, 2:20 PM
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    Yoga Girl
    • #2
    • 19th Sep 04, 2:20 PM
    Re: chickpeas
    • #2
    • 19th Sep 04, 2:20 PM
    Ooh chickpeas are great, I love them!

    You can whiz them up with tahini, lemon juice, garlic & oil to make your own hummous.

    They're also great just thrown in a cold pasta salad, with anything else you want to add (peppers, tomatoes, onions etc)

    You can also pop them in a pitta bread, again with whatever takes your fancy (lettuce, onion, mayo etc)

    One of my favourite recipes is Chick-pea sauce & Rigatoni:

    2 cans chick-peas rinsed and drained
    8 fl oz vegetable stock
    1 tlsp olive oil
    8 oz onions, thinly sliced
    4 tsp crushed garlic
    1 lb can chopped tomatoes
    1 tsp crushed rosemary
    half oz chopped parsley
    salt & pepper to taste
    500g/1 lb cooked pasta eg shapes

    1.In a food processor or blender puree half the chick-peas with 125ml/4 fl oz of the veg stock, set aside.
    2.Heat the oil in a large saucepan, saute the onions and garlic until lightly browned, about 5 mins.
    3.Add the tomatoes, rosemary, chick-peas, chick-pea puree and remaining veg stock. Cook, stirring well, for 15 minutes or until the whole chick-peas are soft.
    4. Add the parsley, salt & pepper. Serve over your cooked pasta shapes.

    My 2 children absolutely love this.
  • enigma2
    • #3
    • 19th Sep 04, 2:53 PM
    Re: chickpeas
    • #3
    • 19th Sep 04, 2:53 PM
    Hi Yoga girl
    thanx for the recipe, sounds great, except for the garlic!
    I'm a wuss when it comes to it, can't stand the stuff!!
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 19th Sep 04, 6:52 PM
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    • #4
    • 19th Sep 04, 6:52 PM
    Re: chickpeas
    • #4
    • 19th Sep 04, 6:52 PM
    ......drain them well, season them with herbs, spices, curry powder, whatever you like, spritz them with oil then put them into a hot oven till crisp.

    open a bottle of wine and pass the snacks around
    • jaybee
    • By jaybee 19th Sep 04, 6:55 PM
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    • #5
    • 19th Sep 04, 6:55 PM
    Re: chickpeas
    • #5
    • 19th Sep 04, 6:55 PM
    I'd never thought to do that with them. Sounds great - I love savoury snacks!
  • cathy
    • #6
    • 19th Sep 04, 7:05 PM
    Re: chickpeas
    • #6
    • 19th Sep 04, 7:05 PM
    eeewwww hate them alone or in stews

    but I love them in humous or tassy sauce
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 20th Sep 04, 10:12 AM
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    • #7
    • 20th Sep 04, 10:12 AM
    Re: chickpeas
    • #7
    • 20th Sep 04, 10:12 AM
    i'm with cathy, only like them in humous. ;D
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 20th Sep 04, 10:37 AM
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    • #8
    • 20th Sep 04, 10:37 AM
    Re: chickpeas
    • #8
    • 20th Sep 04, 10:37 AM
    eeewwww !hate them !alone or in stews

    !but I love them in humous or tassy sauce
    what's tassy sauce?
  • crispyduck
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    • 20th Sep 04, 2:16 PM
    Re: chickpeas
    • #9
    • 20th Sep 04, 2:16 PM
    check out the current Sainsbury's food magazine Nigel Slater does a tasty alternative to potato mash using chick peas, delish! I like them warmed up and naked (The Chickpeas!)yummy!
  • Juicy_Tube
    Re: chickpeas
    Was meaning to ask you lot this!

    Hummous.. :P
    What quantities of what please?

    JT x
  • cathy
    Re: chickpeas
    tassy sauce is what you get in cyprus with almost everything

    tahini and garlic and lemon juice

    mmmmm
    nicer than humous but very similar

    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 21st Sep 04, 10:55 AM
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    Re: chickpeas
    Oooh - does sound nice
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 21st Sep 04, 11:25 AM
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    Re: chickpeas
    1 can chick peas, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 finely chopped garlic cloves, and 2 tbsp lemon juice, whizz in blender. easy peasy.
    • ashmit
    • By ashmit 21st Sep 04, 5:31 PM
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    Re: chickpeas
    1 can chick peas, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 finely chopped garlic cloves, and 2 tbsp lemon juice, whizz in blender. easy peasy.
    I would personally add tahini to this - just makes it that little bit creamier and mmmmmm. I've never been able to work out a proper amount of it though - just a few splodges until it looks right - experiment!!

    I'm going to try the baking them as savoury snacks thing
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 21st Sep 04, 8:04 PM
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    Re: chickpeas
    what is tahini
    • jaybee
    • By jaybee 21st Sep 04, 9:00 PM
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    Re: chickpeas
    160 - shouldn't that be easy chick-peasy :
    • ashmit
    • By ashmit 21st Sep 04, 9:12 PM
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    Re: chickpeas
    Sorry - tahini is sesame seed paste. Theoretically, put enough sesame seeds in the blender and you should be able to make it that way, but I've never tried it - it's stocked in health food shops but I think it's probably also in Asda etc these days - try asking next time you're in the supermarket I'll check Asda next time I'm there!
  • cathy
    Re: chickpeas
    absolutely impossible to get it up here

    used to be able to get it in the co-op but they stopped selling it

    the swines

    its not half fattening though

    ;D
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 22nd Sep 04, 11:10 AM
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    Re: chickpeas
    my local co-op will order me someting if they sell it in other shoips, worth a word with the manager. mine get me crispy white fair trade chocolate which they dont sell in my branch.
  • rach
    Re: chickpeas
    if you happen to be going on holiday to Greece that's where i got my last lot of tahini. bought a couple of jars when i was there last year and still going strong (though have almost finished the one with honey in - lovely on toast )

    also, re: chick peas my tip would be buy tins. i think its false economy to boil them as takes forever (unless you have an aga which is on anyway) plus i always burn them!! :
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