Roasted Kale & Feta Cheese Dip

Happy Sunday guys! Recipe of the day is here – Roasted Kale & Feta Cheese Dip – greeny, creamy and so tasty!

Roasted Kale & Feta Cheese Dip

I’m all about dips recently. For some reason, I’ve been making lots of veggie chip, like beetroot, sweet potato & carrots. Even though the kids absolutely loved the veggie chips they’re not that keen on the dips I create. They love regular hummus (by regular I mean just plain hummus, before I’ve added something to it πŸ™‚ ) a lot but this is where there love for dips end. πŸ™‚ I think it’s something to do with their age or simply with the dips I make. πŸ™‚

Roasted Kale & Feta Cheese Dip

If you’re a bit fed up with just regular hummus, although I think I’ll never get fed up with it, or just looking to spice things up a bit, I say you try this creamy Kale Dip. It’s so simple to make and tastes delicious. I’ve mixed it up with some cream cheese, feta cheese, roasted garlic and seasoning. Garlic tastes much better when roasted rather than raw, the flavor can be quite sharp so I tossed a few cloves with the kale and roast everything together in the oven for a few minutes.

Roasted Kale & Feta Cheese Dip

By the way, this green dip works perfect as a spread too. Try adding it on your sandwich/bagel, you can even toss it in your pasta or in your salads. Seriously, if you, like me, are a true kale fan, you’re gonna love it no matter how you consume it. πŸ™‚

Roasted Kale & Feta Cheese Dip

Here’s how to make the Roasted Kale & Feta Cheese Dip

Roasted Kale & Feta Cheese Dip

Roasted Kale & Feta Cheese Dip

Ingredients

  • 150g kale
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 100g cream cheese
  • 100g feta cheese
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1tsp pepper
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200Β°C.
  2. Spread the kale on a baking tray. Add the garlic, drizzle some olive oil and season with salt.
  3. Place in the oven for about 10 minutes.
  4. In a bowl, place all the ingredients and work the mixture with a food processor till thick and creamy consistency.
  5. Enjoy!
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Roasted Kale & Feta Cheese Dip

I hope you guys like this recipe. Stay tuned for more seasonal recipes that are quick and easy to make and taste delicious! Meanwhile, enjoy the rest of your weekend and I hope you all have a lovely start of the new week. I’m going back to cooking and testing some new recipes, coffee first though.:-) xx

Roasted Kale & Feta Cheese Dip

 

Butternut Squash & Root Veggies Bulgur Salad

Happy Tuesday guys! Today’s recipe is Butternut Squash & Root Veggies Bulgur Salad – a beautiful Fall salad that you’re gonna fall for! πŸ™‚ Seriously, it’s so colourful, packed with so many vegetables, crunchy and simply delicious! Not to mention the health benefits! πŸ™‚ Bulgur wheat, beetroot, butternut squash & radishes are just a few of the yummy ingredients!

Butternut Squash & Root Veggies Bulgur Salad

As the weather is getting a bit chilli (or a lot) I can’t stop but think about heart-warming and comforting recipes like stews, soups and salads too. There are so many amazing Fall salads that I love and this Bulgur is one of my favs. It’s so nourishing and tasty and yet very healthy, packed with vitamins and minerals. All you need is beetroot (which we’ve been having a lot recently), radishes, butternut squash, some corn and chickpeas (optional). The dressing was very simple – extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice and salt, you can never go wrong with this dressing. Β However I also added some of my spicy avo mayo (recipe hopefully coming soon) which is one of the most delicious dips ever (my opinion and taste πŸ™‚ ). It’s the simplest thing to make – chilli flakes, avocado, lime & olive oil. It tastes delicious with rapeseed oil too. Of course, that made the salad even more filling and this meal filled me up for a long time. If you prefer, you can add some sliced avocado instead.

Butternut Squash & Root Veggies Bulgur Salad

Here’s how to make the Butternut Squash & Root Veggies Bulgur Salad

Butternut Squash & Root Veggies Bulgur Salad

Butternut Squash & Root Veggies Bulgur Salad

Ingredients

  • 200g bulgur, cooked
  • 1 beetroot, chopped
  • 7-8 radishes, sliced
  • 100g corn, tinned
  • 150g butternut squash, cooked
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • For the dressing:
  • 2tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2tbsp lemon juice, fresh
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, simply mix all the ingredients.
  2. Whisk the dressing ingredients separately and pour over the salad.
  3. Serve with some extra lime/lemon wedge, if wished.
  4. Enjoy!
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A little update on the reception, as promised…It actually goes better than I have ever expected. My daughter absolutely loves going to school and she adores her teacher too. Isn’t that lovely! You might think ‘oh, just wait and you’ll see’ but honestly so far is amazing and I’m more than happy!

If you are bulgur fan like me why not check these bulgur recipes:

Grilled Asparagus Bulgur Salad

MM: Grilled Vegetables & Halloumi Bulgur Salad

Spinach & Egg Bulgar Wheat Salad

Black Olive & Tomato Bulgur Mint Salad

Butternut Squash & Root Veggies Bulgur Salad

I hope you guys love this recipe! Stay tuned for more delicious Fall recipes that are quick and easy to make! xx

Cherry Tomato & Cream Cheese Spinach Muffins

Happy Friyay guys! Today’s recipe is Cherry Tomato & Cream Cheese Spinach Muffins – perfect for lunch boxes and as a snack on the go!

Cream Cheese & Cherry Tomato Spinach Muffins

I’m all about lunch boxes recently. My daughter is quite fussy so I try to make her lunch boxes healthy, tasty and suited to her taste at the same time. The good thing is she loves fruit and veg so there’s no issue with that. But when it comes to sandwiches, soups and any other homemade food, she’s quite fussy. Number one rule is ‘no white’ which means no feta, no yogurt, no eggs, no cheese even. For example, the other day she asked me to make her a sandwich for school with ham and bread only. Can you believe it? I was pretty sure she wouldn’t like it but when I picked her up from school she’s finished all her lunch box and even said to me the sandwich was super tasty. Really? πŸ™‚ I guess her taste buds are still developing. πŸ™‚

Cheery Tomato & Cream Cheese Spinach Muffins

Also, she really likes savoury muffins, especially the spinach ones I make. So I thought I’d make some for her lunch box. I used cream cheese which I mixed with the spinach so she won’t tell there’s some. The ones I usually make are with feta cheese and she always picks it out. I added some sliced cherry tomatoes as I know she loves them. However she picked them out too. She really liked the muffins though and even wanted some more for the next day, apart from the cherry tomatoes which she asked me toΒ pick out. πŸ™‚ So, yes I’m all about school lunches now. πŸ™‚

Cream Cheese & Cherry Tomato Spinach Muffins

I personally love these Spinach Muffins, I can’t get enough of them. But how could you not like them – they’re pretty, they’re tiny (like ‘two big bites’ tiny) and they taste amazing. As I already mentioned, perfect for lunch boxes, picnics and simply as a snack on the go.

Cherry Tomato & Cream Cheese Spinach Muffins

These beauties are very simple to make – eggs, flour, spinach, cream cheese and a few cherry tomatoes. All you have to do is mix the ingredients together and bake. Simple as that.

Here’s how to make the Cherry Tomato & Cream Cheese Spinach Muffins

Cherry Tomato & Cream Cheese Spinach Muffins

Cherry Tomato & Cream Cheese Spinach Muffins

Ingredients

  • 200g flour
  • 100g spinach, pureed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1cup yogurt
  • 50g butter, melted
  • 200g cream cheese
  • 5-6 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180Β°C.
  2. In a bowl, mix the spinach and cream cheese. Add the butter, eggs and yogurt and mix well.
  3. Gradually start adding the dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, mustard seeds and salt.
  4. Empty the muffin mixture in a greased muffin tray. Throw a few cherry tomato slices and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!
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Check out my other Spinach Muffin recipes here:

Spinach Bites

Meatless Monday:Spinach Cups with Cream Cheese

Spinach & Feta Cheese Cornmeal Muffins with Mustard Seeds

Spinach & Quinoa Bites

Spinach Pumpkin Cups

Cheesy Chicken & Spinach Bites

I hope you guys like this recipe and hopefully your little ones will love it too. Stay tuned for more quick, easy & tasty recipes, hopefully ‘school friendly’ too πŸ™‚ , coming very soon. xx

Figs & Goat’s Cheese Galette

Happy WednesdayΒ guys! Today’s recipe is Figs & Goat’s Cheese Galette – sweet and sour, the combination of ripe figs, goat’s cheese, buttery galette and a bit of honey is just perfect!

Figs & Goat's Cheese Galette

As you may know I love galettes and I’ve made quite a few different versions, most of them (if not all) savoury ones. So it was time to make a sweeter version of this amazing buttery beauties. I had these ripe figs and all I could think about was figs and goat’s cheese. I got myself some goat’s cheese and I decided I wanted a galette with figs. The rest of it you can see on the photos. πŸ™‚

Figs & Goat's Cheese Galette

The recipe is very simple. The only thing you need to do is the dough for the galette. You’ll only need flour, butter and yogurt, simple as that. I had the Figs & Goat’s Cheese Galette with some honey for a kick of sweetness. And this would especially help when the gigs are not so sweet (and they’re usually not, but are still delicious) :-).

By the way, I’ve also made a Fig Tart that is very similar to the galette. It was a great success so if you’d like, you can find the recipe here:

Fig & Goat’s Cheese Honey Tart

Figs & Goat's Cheese Galette

I feel a bit sad that Summer is almost gone but at the same time so inspired. I’ve got so many ideas for yummy recipes with seasonal fruit and veg that I can’t wait to try them out. I probably need to start jotting them down, they’re so many. Well, to be honest, that’s the case every time the seasons change but hey, I’m a foodie and I get excited about food. πŸ™‚ I hope you do too. πŸ™‚

Figs & Goat's Cheese Galette

Here’s how to make the Figs & Goat’s Cheese Galette

Figs & Goat’s Cheese Galette

Figs & Goat’s Cheese Galette

Ingredients

  • 300g flour
  • 150g butter, melted
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1tsp salt
  • 7-8 ripe figs, cut in halves
  • 150g goats cheese
  • 100g cream cheese
  • honey for serving

Instructions

  1. In a bowl combine the flour, butter and yogurt. Add a bit of salt and start making the dough. Cover with a cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180Β°C.
  3. Cut the figs in halves.
  4. Roll out the dough and make a circle thick about 1cm. Make sure to leave about 2-3 finger at the edges so you can close the galette.
  5. Spread the cream cheese and add the goat's cheese on top evenly.
  6. Arrange the figs and place in the oven for about 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and serve with some honey.
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Figs & Goat's Cheese Galette

For more delicious Galette recipes check out the links below.

Egg, Cheese & Tomato Mini Galettes

Zucchini Galette

Tomato, Feta Cheese & Egg Galette

Pumpkin Galette

MeatlessMonday: Red Pepper & Black Olive Cheesy Galette

Mixed Vegetables, Feta & Chicken Galette

Meatless Monday: Sauteed Mushrooms, Feta Cheese & Eggs Galette

Kale & Feta Cheese Galette

Figs & Goat's Cheese Galette

I hope you guys enjoy this recipe. Stay tuned for more seasonal recipes coming very soon. And I promise they’re all quick, easy and very tasty. πŸ™‚

MM: Raspberry & Peach Salad

Happy Meatless Monday guys! Today’s recipe is Raspberry & Peach Salad with Mozzarella cheese – basically a fruity Caprese style salad! πŸ™‚

Where has August gone? Seriously, I can’t believe Summer is almost gone! Sad and happy at the same time as I know lots of new adventures are coming in the following months, plus Autumn is a great season, especially food-wise. πŸ™‚ And Halloween (which all of our family gets really excited about πŸ™‚ ) is fast approaching. So, even though we are saying goodbye to Summer, thing are looking pretty awesome this Autumn.

Right now, back to this pretty recipe now. This is all you may want from a Summer salad – fresh, fruity, light and healthy (or at least this is what I usually look for in a Summer salad πŸ™‚ ). All you need is some ripe peaches, raspberries, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil (my favourite! ). It seem like I use this amazing herb with everything. I just can’t get enough of it. And to me, this is a herb that scream Summer. πŸ™‚

The Raspberry & Peach SaladΒ is healthy, delicious and takes a few minutes only so there’s no excuse not to try it out! πŸ™‚

MM: Raspberry & Peach Salad

I made a fresh basil dressing as I didn’t want to make any pesto (I wanted to keep this salad as light and simple as possible). I used lots of extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and some salt. Arrange the salad however you fancy and serve with the dressing on a side.

MM: Raspberry & Peach Salad

Here’s how to make this beautiful Summer Raspberry & Peach Salad

MM: Raspberry & Peach Salad

Ingredients

  • 150g ripe raspberries
  • 1 ripe peach, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 100g Mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • For the basil dressing:
  • 50g fresh basil
  • 3tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Arrange the salad ingredients on a serving plate,starting with some peach slices, Mozzarella, cucumber and raspberries.
  2. Blend the dressing ingredients in a separate bowl.
  3. Serve the salad with the dressing on a side.
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What are you guys your favourite Summer recipes? Comment below! I’d love to know what you guy say fancy and probably I’ll find some inspiration from you. πŸ™‚

I hope you guys love this recipe as much Β as I do. Stay tuned for more simple recipes that are quick, easy to make and taste delicious. πŸ™‚ xxMM: Raspberry & Peach Salad

MM: Watermelon Salsa

Happy Meatless Monday guys! Today’s recipe is MM: Watermelon Salsa – simple, fresh and amazingly good with tortilla chips!

Watermelon Salsa

If you, like me like the combination of sweet and salty ingredients, you’re gonna love this sweet and juicy Watermelon Salsa. I was looking for a way to mix up my usual snack(talking about the tortilla chips, which I simply love, especially in front of the TV πŸ™‚ ). I honestly can have them with almost everything, seriously. πŸ™‚ But because it’s Summer, it’s hot and I was trying to stay on the healthy side I came up with this. Why not substitute the Tomatoes in the Pico de Gallo and use watermelon instead? Yes, why not :-). This is what actually this Salsa is, Pico de Gallo with watermelon instead of tomatoes. I kept it quite simple though and didn’t use lots of spices as I reckoned it wouldn’t work well. But of course, I added cilantro (coriander), lime juice, salt and pepper. The result was delicious and a whole pack of tortilla chips was ‘destroyed’ :-).

Watermelon Salsa

This Salsa is super delicious on its own. If you’re craving for a light and fruity Summer salad, this is it. I would probably add some Feta cheese, it tastes amazing with the watermelon! Whatever you choose, I promise this is simply delicious and guilt-free. And it only takes a few minutes! Also, it’ll be perfect as a starter when you have some friends around, im sure they’ll appreciate it! πŸ™‚

MM: Watermelon Salsa

Here’s how to make this Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon Salsa

Ingredients

  • 200g watermelon, deseeded ind thinly chopped
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 hot pepper(I used jalapeΓ±o), chopped
  • 1tbsp lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh coriander, chopped

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Season wit salt, pepper and lime juice.
  3. Serve with some tortilla chips.
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MM: Watermelon Salsa

I hope you guys enjoy this recipe. Stay tuned for more Summer recipes that are fresh, tasty, healthy and tasty. Like a fresh raspberry salad with MozzarellaΒ Cheese, peaches and some basil dressing. πŸ™‚ That was a hint for my next recipe. Can’t wait to share it with you! It’s become one of my favourite Summer salads ever.

MM: Watermelon SalsaMeanwhile, enjoy the Summer as it is coming to its end. xx

Spinach & Quinoa Bites

Happy Wednesday guys! Today’s recipe is Spinach & Quinoa Bites – vegetarian, healthy and simply delicious!

Spinach & Quinoa Bites

I finally managed to find the time for this post. It’s been a crazy morning (worst traffic ever, baby’s worst tantrum at the bank) but it all looks better now. Well, apart from the weather actually, but at least it’s not that cold. And let’s be positive and look on the bright side. πŸ™‚ It’ll be hot and sunny very soon or at least that’s what I’d like to believe.

Spinach & Quinoa Bites

Let’s get to the recipe now…I made these bites last week and at first was a bit concerned whether my kids will eat them but it turned out they loved them. I don’t know if it’s because of the quinoa (they love it) or something else but the green colour was not questioned at all. And believe me, there was lots of spinach. πŸ™‚ Also, I used some Parmesan cheese and no flour at all, which makes these green bites a great gluten free alternative.

Spinach & Quinoa Bites

Here’s how to make the Spinach & Quinoa Bites

Spinach & Quinoa Bites

Spinach & Quinoa Bites

Ingredients

  • 200g quinoa, cooked
  • 100g spinach, cooked and pureed
  • 150g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • lime for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200Β°C.
  2. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Start making small bites/meatballs/patties.
  3. arrange them on a greased baking tray and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until ready.
  4. Serve with some lime wedge.
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Did I mention these are oven-baked? No frying, simply cook them in the oven, so much easier and healthier. I served them with a lime wedge. I don’t know why (probably the matching colours) but I thought it might be tasty. And it worked really well. I added a splash of hot sauce on mine, how could I not. πŸ™‚

The Spinach & Quinoa Bites can be stored in the fridge for a few days so why not make a bigger batch and add them to your salads, sandwiches or just use them as a healthy and filling snack. They are super simple to make, use only a few ingredient but very tasty and satisfying.

I hope you guys like this recipe. Stay tuned for more quick, easy and tasty recipes coming soon. xx

Strawberry Bruschetta with Paneer

Happy sunny Wednesday guys! Today’s recipe is Strawberry Bruschetta with Paneer – light, fruity and absolutely delicious, perfect for the hot weather!

Strawberry Bruschetta with Paneer

My original idea was to make panini (hence the panini bread I used) but I decided to go for Strawberry Bruschettas instead. And these beautiful bruschettas didn’t disappoint at all. The Paneer cheese I used really complimented the strawberries. It was very mild and had crumbly texture, more like cottage cheese. I haven’t used Paneer cheese like this before but it worked really well so I’m glad I did. πŸ™‚

Strawberry Bruschetta with Paneer

The bruschettas are super simple to make. I toasted the bread first with a bit of olive oil, then added the strawberries, paneer and some fresh basil and left in the oven for another five minutes. The result was absolute deliciousness. πŸ™‚ The strawberries were so sweet and juicy and tasted amazing with the paneer and basil. I feel like every time the weather gets really hot my favourite things to eat are strawberries and tomatoes. πŸ™‚ And basil is my number one summer herb. πŸ™‚ I’d really love to be able to grow my own fruit, veg and herb one day. That would be so exciting! πŸ™‚ However, at the moment I use the shops for fresh fruit and veg.

Strawberry Bruschetta with Paneer

These bruschettas are a great appetizer too. I’m pretty sure your friends/guests would be really please if you serve them these with a glass of champagne. πŸ™‚ This is how I should’ve had them. πŸ™‚ And as I said, they’re great to have as a light lunch on a really hot day like today. πŸ™‚ Not that I’m complaining about the weather. I love it! πŸ™‚

Strawberry Bruschetta with Paneer

Here’s what you need to make the Strawberry Bruschetta with Paneer

Strawberry Bruschetta with Paneer

Strawberry Bruschetta with Paneer

Ingredients

  • 300g strawberries sliced
  • 150g Paneer cheese
  • a handful of fresh basil
  • 2 paninis, cut in halves
  • 2tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200Β°C.
  2. Arrange the panini bread halves on a baking tray, brush them with the olive oil and bake in the oven for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove and top them up with the paneer cheese, basil and sliced strawberries. Place back in the oven for another 5 minutes.
  4. Serve with some extra basil leaves, if wished.
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Strawberry Bruschetta with Paneer

I hope you guys like this recipe. Stay tuned for more Summer recipes coming soon. And make sure to stay hydrated. πŸ™‚ xx

Kale & Butternut Squash Quesadillas

Happy Thursday guys! Today’s recipe is Kale & Butternut Squash Quesadillas – grilled flour tortillas stuffed with sweet squash, kale, chickpeas and melted cheese. This was too delicious not to try so put your apron on and let’s get cooking! I promise, it only takes a few minutes, it’s super simple and even more tastier. πŸ™‚

Kale & Butternut Squash Quesadillas

I genuinely love Mexican or Mexican – inspired food and I enjoy experimenting a lot. I’ve tried different versions of burritos and quesadillas (see the links below πŸ™‚ ) but never tried this one in particular. The idea came when I had to get rid of some roasted butternut squash I had in the fridge so I came up with quesadillas. I added some kale, roasted chickpeas, which again were leftovers from another recipe, and lots of cheese. No need to mention I poured half a bottle of hot sauce on my quesadillas. πŸ™‚ But hey, this was Mex – inspired, it should be hot. πŸ™‚

Kale & Butternut Squash Quesadillas

On a second thought, I think some sliced jalapenos would make these quesadillas even more appetizing. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any but next time definitely throwing some in there. πŸ™‚

The quesadillas are amazing for starter but these are so rich they can easily pass as a main. It really depends on how hungry you are. Serve them with some freshly made guacamole, sour cream and of course, hot sauce (for those of you who can handle the heat:-) ). And don’t forget to massage the kale with a bit of olive oil before adding it to the quesadillas. πŸ™‚

Here’s what you need to make these Kale & Butternut Squash Quesadillas

Kale & Butternut Squash Quesadillas

Kale & Butternut Squash Quesadillas

Ingredients

  • 300g butternut squash, roasted & cut in pieces
  • 100g chickpeas, roasted
  • a handful of kale
  • 100g mild Cheddar, grated
  • 100g Mozzarella, grated
  • 4-5 flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. Heat a griddle pan and place the tortilla. On half of the tortilla arrange some of the squash, chickpeas & kale and sprinkle some cheese on top. Make sure it's not too much so you can close the wrap.
  2. Gently close the wrap and press down. Cook for about 5 minutes, turn on the other side for a few minutes and remove from the pan.
  3. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas.
  4. Serve with some fresh guacamole, sour cream and/or hot sauce.
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Here are some more Mexican – inspired recipes:

Meatless Monday: Black Bean, Roasted Peppers & Feta Cheese Quesadillas

Wild Boar Burritos

Meatless Monday: Black Eyed Bean Vegetarian Burrito

Turkey & Spinach Enchiladas

Easy Steak Fajitas

Turkey Meatball Fajita

Loaded Shrimp Salad

Kale & Butternut Squash Quesadillas

I hope you guys like this recipe. Stay tuned for more quick, easy and delicious recipes coming soon. xx

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! πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

This one particular was one of these ‘clean my fridge meals’. I used someΒ 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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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

I hope you guys like this recipe. Stay tuned for more Summer inspired ones very soon. xx