Harissa Roasted Chickpeas with Grilled Veggies

Happy Wednesday guys! Recipe of the day is Harissa Roasted Chickpeas with Grilled Veggies – a simple but so delicious bowl with lots of flavour and love! 🙂

Harissa Roasted Chickpeas with Grilled Veggies

This time of the year I feel so excited about vegetables! I just love preparing veggie bowls with lots of different vegetables in them and some other goodies, of course. What I’m trying to say is that Summer, for me, equals lots of salads and veggie bowls. 🙂

This one particular was one of these ‘clean my fridge meals’. I used some leftovers I had and vegetables that were about to go off. It turned out quite yummy. Apart from the chickpeas, I added some grilled eggplant, grilled peppers, feta cheese, some wholemeal pita bread and a generous serving of my homemade sun-dried tomato pesto. The pesto is super simple to make – just blitz together sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, basil, olive oil and Parmesan, if you’d like (I didn’t use any Parmesan this time). Season with salt and lemon juice and enjoy! Yum! It was quite a lot, to be honest, but I saved some for the next day. 🙂

Also, you can easily make some wraps using the ingredients from the bowl, apart from the pita bread of course. Thy will make a healthy and delicious lunch. 🙂

Harissa Roasted Chickpeas with Grilled Veggies

This recipe is perfect for using up your leftover veggies from your bbq. Just add some feta cheese, chickpeas and this yummy pesto and you’ve got yourself a lovely lunch. 🙂

The chickpeas are cooked with a few spoons of harissa paste. They were absolutely delicious but I was a bit disappointed. I expected them to be quite hot but they turned out just a tiny bit spicy. Next time I should probably use the whole jar. 🙂

Here’s how to make the Harissa Roasted Chickpeas with Grilled Veggies bowl

Harissa Roasted Chickpeas with Grilled Veggies

Harissa Roasted Chickpeas with Grilled Veggies

Ingredients

  • 200g chickpeas, roasted
  • 2tbsp harissa paste
  • 1 eggplant, sliced and grilled
  • 2 peppers, grilled
  • 1 wholemeal pita bread, cut into pieces
  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • For the sun-dried tomato pesto"
  • 7-8 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 7-8 basil leaves
  • 50g pine nuts
  • 1tsp lemon juice
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • salt

Instructions

  1. You can easily use tinned chickpeas and then gently cook them with the harissa paste for a few minutes. Or roast your chickpeas with some harissa paste. Make sure to stir them occasionally though.
  2. To make the pesto - simply blitz the ingredients together.
  3. To arrange the bowl - add the chickpeas, sliced eggplant and peppers, pita chips, some crumbled feta cheese and a spoon of the sun-dried tomato pesto.
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Harissa Roasted Chickpeas

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MM: Grilled Vegetables & Bulgur Salad Wraps

Happy Meatless Monday guys! Today’s recipe is Grilled Vegetables & Bulgur Salad Wraps – healthy, tasty and really simple to make, loaded with grilled veggies, halloumi & chickpeas.

Grilled Vegetables & Bulgur Salad Wraps

I’ve actually made the salad in advance and then thought it would be a good idea to have it in a wrap. The salad was quite similar to the one here – MM: Grilled Vegetables & Halloumi Bulgur Salad, almost the same actually. All I added was some chickpeas and grilled halloumi, oh and some sweet tomato sauce.

The result was really tasty and quite filling. These wraps are not only healthy but they will keep you full for longer. And that was a great way for me to clean up my fridge. 🙂 Every time I do that the result is quite delicious. 🙂

I absolutely hate wasting food so I make sure I use every bit of food left in my fridge. Well, sometimes this is not possible but most of the time I manage to use everything I have left. 🙂

Grilled Vegetables & Bulgur Salad Wrap

They’re perfect for a healthy lunch or a snack on the go. Why not make a few ahead and sort your lunch during the week. I actually really recommend prepping your lunch in advance, of course if it’s possible. From what I know and have experienced quite often as I’m starving I grab not so healthy and tasty options which I usually regret afterwards. However, If there’s a healthy meal ready in the fridge, I’m more than happy to satisfy my hunger with it. Not only that, but making your meals in advance saves me a lot of time. By the time I collect the kids from nursery and we get home, we are all starving. But my first priority is to settle them for lunch and feed them. If there’s nothing prepped for me I usually grab whatever I find in the fridge, which as I mentioned might not be the best option. 🙂

Here’s how to make the Grilled Vegetables & Bulgur Salad Wraps

MM: Grilled Vegetables & Bulgur Salad Wraps

MM: Grilled Vegetables & Bulgur Salad Wraps

Ingredients

  • 4-5 flour tortilla wraps
  • 1 grilled zucchini, sliced
  • 1 grilled eggplant, sliced
  • 150g halloumi cheese, grilled and sliced
  • 100g chickpeas, cooked
  • 2tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix the bulgur with grilled veggies and halloumi cheese.
  2. Add the chickpeas, tomato sauce and then season with salt, olive oil and lemon juice.
  3. Mix the salad well and fill in the tortillas with it and closed the wraps.
  4. Ideal for lunch or a snack on the go!
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I hope you enjoy this recipes. Stay tuned for more and let’s hope for some warm and sunny days soon. 🙂

MM: Grilled Vegetables & Halloumi Bulgur Salad

Happy Monday guys! The recipe of the day is Grilled Vegetables & Halloumi Bulgur Salad – packed with crunchy veggies, grilled Halloumi and bulgur wheat, this salad is not only super delicious but very nutritious and healthy!

MM: Grilled Vegetables & Halloumi Bulgur Salad

And because it’s Meatless Monday, it’s a great meat free option to have today.

It seems I haven’t posted a MM recipe for a long time! So it was about time! The truth is I post whenever I can. I know I should probably make a schedule and stick to it but it’s really difficult and my plan almost never works.

For example, I had quite interesting recipes to test, photos to edit and of course blog posts to share. And of course, lots of other stuff to do. 🙂 What happened? Well, chickenpox happened. 🙂 Not me, but my daughter got it so we stayed at home for the whole week. And I had to make sure to entertain her and the little one too. I barely had time to cook. But this is over now, so we are back to our normal schedule – nursery, playgroups with the baby and  the only time I’ve got is when they nap. So the longer the nap, the better the work I manage to do. Hopefully I’ll be able to upload a few yummy recipes this week! Fingers crossed! 🙂

MM: Grilled Vegetables & Halloumi Bulgur Salad

Anyway, I think you get the point, back to this gorgeous Grilled Vegetables & Halloumi Bulgur Salad…

It’s one of the simplest recipes to make and yet it’s so delicious and very filling. Bulgur in general is quite filling so if you need a meal to keep you up for longer this is the one. There are tinned veggies you can use, if it’s more convenient for you, but the freshly grilled veggies would taste better.

I also added a generous serving of hummus which I had in the fridge for a couple of days. It worked really well with the veggies and even the bulgur. 🙂 It also probably doubled the calories! 🙂

And I used Chilli Halloumi which is so tasty! Now that I found it in my local shop I always get in my weekly shopping and add it to salads, bbqs, sandwiches. It is quite spicy, so if you’re not hot food lover go with the normal Halloumi.

MM: Grilled Vegetables & Halloumi Bulgur Salad

Here’s how to make this salad.

MM: Grilled Vegetables & Halloumi Bulgur Salad

MM: Grilled Vegetables & Halloumi Bulgur Salad

Ingredients

  • 300g bulgur wheat, cooked
  • 1 eggplant, grilled and sliced
  • 1 zucchini, grilled and sliced
  • 10 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 150g Halloumi, grilled and sliced
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the bulgur with the vegetables.
  2. Add the olive oil and lemon juice, season with salt. Mix well.
  3. Arrange the grilled Halloumi cheese pieces on top and serve.
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I hope you enjoy this recipes, stay tuned for more quick, easy and tasty recipes coming soon..