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Essential Waitrose fried tomatoes on chick pea purée
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400g can Essential Chick Peas
6-8 cardamom pods, crushed and seeds removed
3 Essential Tomatoes, thickly sliced
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp Essential clear honey
2 tbsp chopped parsley
Squeeze of Essential Lemon juice
1. Drain the chick peas, reserving the juice. Set 2 tbsp of the chick peas aside and blend the remainder in a food processor with 5 tbsp of the chick pea juice, the cardamom seeds and a little seasoning, until smooth. Turn into a small saucepan and heat through gently while preparing the tomatoes.
2. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a frying pan and fry the tomato slices on both sides until slightly softened. Spoon the chick pea purée onto serving plates, top with the tomato slices and reserved whole chick peas.
3. Add the remaining oil, another tablespoon of the chick pea juice, the honey, parsley and a squeeze of lemon to the frying pan. Heat until bubbling then drizzle over the tomatoes to serve.
Typical values per serving:
1 of your 5 a day / low in saturated fat
This recipe was first published in September 2017.