Wednesday, 3 September 2014

New Recipe Time - Week 1

My current favourite cookbook is Salad Samurai by Terry Hope Romero. The cover states "100 cutting-edge, ultra-healthy, easy-to-make salads you don't have to be vegan to love", which so far is a very accurate description!

Today we tried a new recipe (this is my new one for this week!) - Smokehouse Chickpeas 'n' Greens Salad


The BBQ style sauce on the chickpeas is fantastic, and the flavours all go together very well. I even tried to get over my dislike of avocado by including it as per the recipe. Unfortunately I still don't like avocado (I think it's the texture), but I've discovered I will eat it if the rest of the dish is good enough!

It was super easy to put together and only took 30 minutes - which is great when you've just got home after work. Me Hatter and I both loved it - he told me to put a big tick against this one, woohoo! I think this will end up being something we have for dinner quite often.

Salad is the first thing that comes to mind when you mention the word 'vegan' to a lot of people. This book shows that salads don't have to be boring, and can be an interesting, filling, complete meal.


6 comments:

  1. I still need to get my mitts on this cookbook, but its always nice to hear further recommendations. And this looks like the kind of grub I would enjoying tucking into, thanks for making my tummy growl :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's amazing, I can't recommend this book enough!!

      Delete
  2. I love this book and these chickpeas are my favourite thing from it! It's great to see a vegan book on salads that isn't boring, plain, tasteless leaves! It's given me loads of ideas for new creations

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah it's fantastic! I've made a couple of things now and this is the biggest hit so far. Now if we can just get some restaurants onboard with the whole 'exciting salad' idea...

      Delete
  3. i have this book and have not tried this recipe. i need to though! so far i love the sriracha & smoke pecans - so good!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ah I want to try that but it seems a bit tricky to find sriracha around here... think I might have to get some online though, they sound great!

      Delete