happy friday! just in case you're looking for some, i'm popping in for a bit of weekend inspiration! before i developed an entire cookbook based around chickpea flour, i used it quite frequently in my daily life, and here on the blog. some of you may remember a few of the recipes highlighted here, or if you're a newer visitor you may have missed them all together! no worries, though! i've put together 8 of my all-time favorite savory chickpea flour recipes for you :) there's a vegan pizza dough recipe, a falafel recipe, savory waffles (!), and a protein packed chickpea salad with the chickpea flour-based tzatziki from my book!
and i'm not sure if you're aware, but 2016 is the international year of pulses! what are pulses you ask? they're the delicious, edible seeds of plants in the legume family, like: lentils, beans, and chickpeas. i'm always trying to get my plant protein on - especially since i've been pregnant. when i was developing my book i quickly came to realize that, in particular, chickpea flour was endlessly versatile and could be used in just about any application. along with the recipes below, my book also highlights savory recipes like chickpea flour noodles, pasta-like spaetzle, dressings made from chickpea flour (they're not weird, i promise!); and a slew of sweet baked goods like a birthday cake, cookies, and some super delish almond butter brownies! so if you'd like, you can join me in taking the pulse pledge you can do so here and pledging to make pulses a larger part of your diet :)
*giveaway: my book, Chickpea Flour Does It All made its debut just over 5 months ago! so, in celebration of that, and in celebration of pulses in general, i'm giving away a copy to one of you all! to enter: leave a comment below about your favorite dishes using pulses! giveaway will close friday, september 16, 2016, at 5pm EST. (open to US and Canada only.)
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chickpea & avocado tzatziki salad this salad is a year-round favorite, and a quick meal to throw together. whether for lunch, or as a side for dinner, it's hearty and light at the same time. plus, the chickpea flour-based tzatziki recipe makes enough servings for plenty of leftovers, or to use as a dip!
zucchini-basil chickpea waffles with tomato & shaved fennel salad waffles for dinner is always something i can totally get down with! these savory waffs are made with zucchini and basil, but feel free to substitute shredded carrots in for the summery zucchini, or another herb for the basil. the salad on top can also be swapped for a more seasonal-friendly option. i would think that a root veg slaw (maybe beets) with a zippy dressing would be fun here.
chickpea pizza with garden pesto & caramelized balsamic shallots this recipe comes right out of my book, and it's a weekly favorite in our house! while the pizza dough does call for other flours besides chickpea (brown rice, sorghum, and arrowroot), this blend is only used to give it a more familiar flavor and texture. i particularly love using a baking stone to provide a more even flow of heat, making the bottom crisp up really nicely and offer the dough those air bubbles we all know and love! plus, it's vegan friendly as well!
kabocha squash biscuits (with black lentil & kale chili) whether you're making this complete dish (which i gently nudge you to), or just making the biscuits themselves, you'll end up with a baked treat that's nourishing and cozy. these kabocha squash biscuits can be made with any winter squash puree, whether it's butternut, acorn, or pumpkin.
chickpea flour flatbread with new potatoes & fresh basil this is a super versatile flatbread recipe that can be topped with your go-to toppings, or whatever ingredients you have on hand. the recipe is super easy to put together, doesn't call for yeast and a quick resting period.
mung bean, chickpea & cilantro falafel tacos the chickpea flour and mung beans give these falafel a double dose of protein, while the cilantro and spices give them tons of awesome flavor. i love throwing them in a brown rice, or sprouted corn tortilla, topping with a simple avocado-radish salad, and a lemony tahini sauce. they're good for on-the-go, or just a fun lunch or dinner.
za'atar spiced chickpea crackers these crackers were so good and have been such a staple in my house, that they made it into my book. they're crisp, flavorful, and perfect for any dip. their toppings can be super versatile as well. i've made them with shredded nori and sesame seeds, as well as a garlic & herb mix. have fun and play around!
summer socca salad with burst tomatoes & roasted zucchini another year-round go-to is socca. anyone who has made it probably knows that it can be made plain, with any and all add-ins, topped with various toppings, made as pizza, or as a side companion to most dishes. i love topping socca with simple salads in the summer, grains and beans in the colder months, or served alongside soup or eggs.