buboclot wrote:was kinda trying to mimic a salad i used to buy at a place back home and it turned out pretty great.
start by roasting some chickpeas - took this from bittman how to cook everything.
preheat oven to 400
drain, rinse and dry one 16 oz can of chickpeas
on the stove,heat 2-3 tablespoons olive oil in a cast iron on medium heat
when hot, dump in chickpeas with a minced clove of garlic and salt/pepper liberally
shake to distribute oil/coat
place in oven for 15-20 mins, shaking every 5 mins or so until chickpeas are browned and slightly crisped on the exterior..keep an eye on the garlic tho
season with spices (i had some zaatar and sumac on hand which was perfect)
tahini/lemon/yogurt dressing - also a variation on a bittman recipe
in a food processor:
1/2 cup tahini plus 2-3 tablespoons oil (either tahini oil or evoo)
1/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup greek yogurt
clove of garlic smashed
juice of at least one lemon (i did 1.5)
1/2 tsp cumin
salt/pepper and other spices if you got em (used zataar and sumac here again)
blend and adjust to taste
I've made both of these (separately though) a couple times lately, really awesome.
for any of you who don't have the HTCE iPhone app, it's great. If you've already got the book, the app format is probably more convenient than lugging a huge book around the kitchen (that's my preference anyway). If you don't have the book it's just such an insane value to have the whole thing in digital form for $5. I got it last week and I've been using it constantly
went on a hike yesterday and I made up a batch of the HTCE granola w/ tahini, turned out pretty well:
6 cups rolled oats
2 cups mixed nuts & seeds
1 cup shredded coconut (optional, I didn't use)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Dash of salt
1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
1/2 cup tahini or any nut butter
1 cup raisins or chopped dried fruit
Combine everything but the fruit in a bowl, mix thoroughly, spread evenly on a baking sheet and bake @ 350 F for 30 minutes or more, stirring every few mins. to avoid burning. Remove from oven and add the fruit, let cool.