Chickpea & Parsley Lunch stuff...

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Chickpea & Parsley Lunch stuff...

Post: # 180298Post patR »

Hehehhe not quite sure what to call this , but we eat it for lunch a couple of times a week. Its nutritious, healthy and very cheap... ooh and tastes great..
As usual all measures are approx and very slapdash... says a lot about the kind of cook I am ...
Feeds 2 people, 2 days..
Soak enough dry chickpeas to half fill a litre jug, when they are soaked, they will more or less fill it...
Cook the chickpeas in fresh water, with a couple of big cloves of garlic and 2 or three bay leaves, I put a sprig of thyme in as well if I have it...
when they are nice and soft, drain but keep the liquid!.
In a big thick bottomed pan put in a BIG glug of olive oil, and fry a nice big onion untill soft, not brown. add to this a couple of medium sized peeled and diced potatoes, a big diced carrot and gently turn over in the onion and oil for about 10 mins. dont let it brown... add the chickpeas and enough of the liquid to cover them comfortably, then chop two big handfulls of fresh parsley (we have tons in the garden) stir in and them simmer for 20 mins or so, the potatoes will cook down and practicly disolve , thickening and enriching the whole thing, towards the end, add more parlsey, another dollop of good olive oil and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. It should end up lovely and thick, and richly creamy.... and sort of green...

We eat it with lovely fresh soda bread... yummy...
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Post: # 180334Post Green Aura »

Sounds lovely.

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Post: # 180381Post hedgewitch »

It does sound yummy! Chickpeas are one of my most favourite things ever.
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Post: # 180383Post snapdragon »

mmmmm yumm .......... hungry now :oops:


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Post: # 181108Post patR »

For those of you who eat meat, I also sometimes just fry off a couple of chopped slices of belly pork and add that too .... or even a two inch chunk of Chorizo diced small, there's so many ways to jazz it up and make it different.
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