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A Healthy Snack For Your Saint Patrick's Day Celebration

A Healthy Snack For Your Saint Patrick's Day Celebration

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are low in saturated fat, but high in protein, dietary fiber, folate, and minerals (such as calcium, zinc, iron and phosphorus). Try the follow recipe with your favorite Saint Patrick's Day beverage.

menu_0310_crostiniRecipe: Chickpea Crostini

From Get Into The Buff, Favorite Recipes From Tatanka Take-Out

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup olive oil, plus a bit more
  • 2 large shallots, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon rosemary, minced
  • 1 (19 oz) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained. Can be substituted with dried garbanzo beans, soak and cook according to directions, for more flavor
  • 3 tablespoon water
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 12 slices Italian bread, 1/2 inch thick

Preparation

  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a heavy skillet. Add shallots and rosemary and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in chickpeas, water, salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook over medium heat, mashing the peas, until heated through.
  • Stir in the vinegar and keep warm.
  • Brush bread slices on both sides with olive oil and place on a baking sheet and broil one minute on each side. Spread toasts with warm chickpeas and arrange on a serving platter.

Serves 6