Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Peppery Chickpea & Cannellini Beans

A fabulous vegetarian meal or side to any meat dish in minutes.

Peppery Chickpea & Cannellini Beans
Serves 2 as a main, 4 as a side           

You will need
1-2 Tbls Olive oil
½ large sweet (or white) onion, finely chopped
1 Tbls garlic
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
½ Tbls white pepper
Salt to taste
½ cup fresh parsley, chopped

How to make it
Heat the olive oil in a heavy based pan.
Fry the onion on a low heat until it becomes soft and translucent.
Turn up the heat and add the garlic, fry for a minute or two.
Tur off the heat and add the beans and chickpeas.
Season well with salt and pepper (add more pepper if you like it very peppery).
Toss through chopped parsley.
Serve warm or at room temperature.

-          Bump up this dish to a fabulously easy and healthy lunch by adding 
           a tin of tuna to the bean mixture.
-          Add a teaspoon of chilli powder or chilli flakes for some more kick.

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