*You can use a grain of your choice, for example quinoa, riceberry, even white rice. Use something firm so it can hold your bowl together.
** I made my own roasted chickpeas by draining a tin, popping on a sheet tray. Adding the spices then baking for 15-20 minutes at about 220 degrees. You can use the chickpeas plain but roasting adds another texture and flavour to the dish.
*** I made my own hummus and baba ganoush but you can buy it. Or just use one. Both dips are indulgent!
Quick recipe from Hummus
- Take a tin of cooked chickpeas and blend with some water, EVOO, roasted garlic, cumin, paprika, fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper until smooth.
Quick recipe for Baba ganoush
- Grill eggplant, remove flesh when cooked. Blend eggplant flesh with roasted garlic, chopped parsley, EVOO, pinch of cayenne, fresh lemon juice, tahini and salt & pepper.