Tag: Chickpeas

Chickpeas and Chard/Spinach

Nothing fancy, just a serendipitous combination. Simple, good eating, and satisfying – for the belly, the palate, and the eye.

Two tricks.

  • Add fresh chard (which is much nicer, if you can get it/grow it), or spinach just before serving. You want it wilted – maybe only a minute for spinach, a couple of minutes more for chard – still green, still “fresh and vibrant”, but soft enough to “coat” the chick peas.
  • And thyme to flavour the tomato sauce.




I remember the days before Hummus was everywhere on supermarket shelves. When we made our own – and it was gorgeous.

Miles away from the homegenised, whipped-up, greyish-beige pap that you buy. ¬†Go and look in the fridge – is there not a forgotten tub, fermenting ominously, despite all its preservatives and E-numbers? (more…)