Friday, March 2, 2007

Chickpea Broccoli Casserole

Chickpeas and broccoli are two of my favourite things . So put them together in the same dish and it’s sure to be a winner, right? Well, kind of :) I’ve flicked through Vegan With A Vengeance so many times and paused at this recipe and then decided that I’ll make it another day and moved on. I keep getting put off by the blurb before the recipe where Isa admits “it is a little bland”. Hmmm, that’s not really enticing me. Anyway, I saw it on Eat'n Veg'n and Don't Get Mad Get Vegan recently and it got mixed reviews so I thought I should just finally try it for myself.
When it came out of the oven it wasn’t the most appealing dish. I served it over quinoa with some greens in Mustard Tahini Sesame Sauce which I’m not sure was the best combination. When I put it in front of Wee G I was not greeted with a joyful face. It seemed kind of dry and stodgy, but I forgot to set the timer when I put it in the oven so I think it might have been a little overcooked. The first few bites I wasn’t too sure, but by the end of it I thought it was pretty yummy!! I suppose it’s the taste that matters so I will be making it again, and trying not to overcook it this time :)


Brooke said...

I feel the same way about that sounds like something I might like, but then the description always turns me off. I think I may still try it one day for myself...who knows, I may love it.

Vicki said...

hello - i found you over @ brooke's place... i made this recipe recently and nobody in my family would even try a bite cuz it's not the prettiest dish, but i had special love for it b/c i adore each ingredient. i think it'd be a hit inside pita pockets, or fillo, or pie crust or something -- you know, cover it up!

Melody said...

I've debated about this recipe as well.. maybe I'll cut it in half and try it.. although, I am incapable of actually following a recipe.. so I'm sure I'd try to add something to spice it up.

scottishvegan said...

Brooke, you should give it a go! I think it will end up being something I like more the more I make it!

Vicki, thanks for dropping by. That’s a shame that no-one would eat the casserole in your family...maybe disguising it is the way to go! Just stick a bit of puff pastry on top and call it a pie! Once they taste it I am sure they will like it!

Melody, I divided the recipe by three. I just used one can of chickpeas and it was plenty for two people.

Veg-a-Nut said...

I too am like many others with the mixed review this recipe gets. I think I need to make and decide one way or another. It looks really good. Vicki's idea sounds good. Maybe a little more sauce somehow and putting it in a calzone? hmm

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