Until next week, when my heart brings you even more crazy deliciousness,
Hannah Joy ... PS I’M GOING TO MY FIRST FOOD BLOGGER CONFERENCE IN AUGUST!!!
Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Salad Serves 2-3
This salad consists of a finely tweaked spice blend that I created after researching the traditional Moroccan spice blend called Ras El Hanout, which is found in many Moroccan dishes. The key to its use is slightly toasting the spices prior to mixing them with anything, so as to bring the flavors out to full capacity.
1 can Chickpeas
1/2 cup Carrots, shredded
1/2 cup unsweetened Raisins
1/2 cup Scallions, chopped
1/8-1/4 cup Water
1 tsp Coconut Oil
1 tsp Turmeric
1/2 tsp Cumin
1/4 tsp each: Paprika, ground Fennel
1/8 tsp each: Cardamom, White Pepper, ground Cloves, Nutmeg, ground Ginger, Cinnamon, Salt
Black Pepper to taste
1. Heat a dry skillet to medium. Place all spices (excluding salt & black pepper) in the center of pan. Use a wooden or rubber spatula to move spices around until all are toasted, about 5-7 minutes. The room will become very aromatic when they are ready.
2. Use a potato masher or food processor to roughly chop half of the chickpeas. Do not overprocess! Move chickpeas to a mixing bowl.
3. Add toasted spices, coconut oil, 1/8 cup water, and remaining chickpeas to the food processor. Blend until well combined into a moist paste. Add to mixing bowl. Add more water if the mixture is too crumbly.
4. Add carrots, raisins, scallions, salt, and black pepper to bowl and fold all ingredients together with a spatula.
Serve in Red Cabbage Leaves with avocado (my favorite way!!) or on bread with tomato slices. Enjoy!