Helloooo again! I’m back with another super easy ‘CBA Cookery’ recipe! This recipe series is for days when you have no mojo but need to feed yourself something vaguely resembling actual food, or maybe you have a partner or children that are demanding you feed them (AGAIN!) and you need to pretend you’re not a domestic disaster. It’s okay, no judgement here, I’m faking this most of the time too!
Today I’m throwing chickpeas at something again because they are delicious and full of antioxidants, folates, iron & zinc which is good news for our brain-health and also our guts.
This recipe also has the bonus of being gluten free (most of my recipes are as my husband has to be gf, so if I’m bothering to cook I make gf-friendly things and then I can shovel stuffed-crust pizza in my face when he’s not here…) as well as dairy-free, vegetarian and if you have a good mayo-substitute to hand then could easily be veganised too!
As usual the ingredients are mostly affordable things you could leave loitering around your cupboard to chuck together at the last minute and save the day!
Coronation Chickpeas Deli Filler Recipe (gf, df, v)
- 1 can of chickpeas
- mango chutney
- raisins (or dried apricot pieces are really nice too! – I have in the past also used a child-sized packet of raisin & apple pieces because that’s all I had in and that was great also!)
- Garam Masala
- Drain your chickpeas and chuck them in a mixing bowl (or I like to mix it up in some tupperwear because then I can shove it straight in the fridge and it’s less washing up!)
- Add mayo, mango chutney & garam masala to taste and mix it up.
- That’s literally it.
I have been known to eat it just like this straight out of the box, but it’s also really nice on a jacket potato or if you smoosh it up a bit (to stop the chickpeas rolling away!!) it’s good in a sandwich, pitta or wrap!
The garam masala spice is gentle and warming so it’s deliciously comforting and even one of my children will eat it! (the other one only accepts chickpeas in hummus form!)
You can store it in the fridge for at least 24 hrs, because it has lasted that long here once, but I don’t know about after that! Also if you do leave it till the next day the raisins get all juicy so that’s a bonus!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe, if you want to check out more CBA cookery you could try CBA Cookery: Super Easy Curry Recipe (gf, df) which involves more chickpeas, or if you need something stodgy and warming now it’s feeling a bit more autumnal have a look at CBA Cookery: Cheat’s Mushroom Risotto Recipe (gf) Or if you’re still feeling salady and have enough energy to chop stuff up try my Super Easy Three Bean & Mint Recipe (gf)