Freekeh (green wheat) is one of my favourite grains to use in salads. As well as having a delicious nutty flavour and slightly chewy texture, it knocks regular wheat out of the park nutritionally, containing higher levels of protein and dietary fibre, as well as...
This salad combines quinoa with 2 of my other favourite ingredients, roasted beetroot and marinated feta. Marinated feta makes everything taste better! I love adding it to salads, or simply crumbling over steamed veggies with a little grated lemon zest.
Thought I would share one more recipe from my new book, superlegumes, to help inspire you to be cooking with legumes!
This would have to be one of my absolute favourite recipes in the book, a delicious whole mandarin and chickpea cake…. that's right, a cake made with chickpeas! You will not believe how delicious it is, and the combination of nutty chickpeas with the Middle Eastern flavours of pistachios and mandarins is simply quite amazing. I promise you will not be disappointed.
It will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
This soup is perfect for vegetarians as combining legumes (chickpeas) with a whole grain such a quinoa makes this a complete protein and therefore a balanced meal. This recipe is perfect for freezing, why not make some extra and have it on hand for an easy mid-week meal!