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Spicy Chickpea Casserole

A great vegan option – Spicy Chickpea Casserole.

Serves four
Per serving 160 calories, 3.8g fat
Prep time 25 minutes
Cook time 40 minutes


Ingredients

2 medium leeks, finely chopped
2 courgettes, diced
3 celery sticks, chopped
1⁄2 tsp ground cumin
1⁄2 tsp ground turmeric
1⁄2 tsp ground five spice
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tsps chopped fresh oregano
1 x 400g can chickpeas
600ml (1 pint) vegetable stock
2 tsps cornflour
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 pieces fresh orange peel, finely shredded
courgette strips to garnish


Method

  1. Place the prepared leeks, courgettes and celery and into a preheated non-stick pan and dry-fry for 2–3 minutes until lightly coloured.
  2. Add the spices, garlic and oregano and continue to cook for 1 minute.
  3. Rinse the chickpeas under cold running water, and add to the pan.
  4. Add the stock and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer.
  5. Mix the cornflour in a small bowl with a little cold water to a smooth paste.
  6. Stir the slaked cornflour into the casserole and simmer gently for 5 minutes.
  7. Garnish with the finely shredded orange peel and some finely shredded courgette strips.