BAKED CHICKPEA STICKS
These chickpea sticks taste as good as they look and their crispness comes from being baked. Chickpeas are high in protein as well as fibre, and, like all the dishes in the Farmacy kitchen, they are gluten-free and taste divine. The sticks are made from chickpea flour, retaining all the nutrients, and they are a great source of plant-based iron. These are fun to eat and great to share – perfect as party food or a pre-dinner snack.
GF NF VG
PREP TIME: 20 MINS, PLUS 2 HOURS REFRIGERATION
◆ 115g chickpea flour
◆ 500ml cold water
◆ 1 tsp salt
◆ 1 chilli
◆ 1 tsp seed mix (toasted coriander, cumin and fennel seeds)
◆ ½ tsp lemon zest
◆ ¼ tsp garlic powder
◆ 1 tbs olive oil, plus extra for cooking TO GARNISH (OPTIONAL)
◆ Sesame seeds
◆ Chopped herbs
◆ Tahini sauce (see above)
1. Blend all the ingredients together in a food processor until smooth. Transfer the contents to a saucepan and cook over a low heat, stirring continuously, for about 10 mins. You will end up with a consistency similar to clotted cream or thick porridge. Pour into an oiled baking dish and refrigerate until set. This will take about 2 hours.
2. Preheat the oven to 180˚C. Remove the mixture from the dish and cut into chip shapes. Place on an oiled baking tray to prevent them sticking and then bake until they’re golden brown, about 30 mins.
3. Serve sprinkled with sesame seeds, paprika and chopped fresh herbs, or dip in tahini sauce.