A little snack to keep you all going. The past week has been very frustrating whilst my blog was refusing to pitch up at it’s new host but we got there eventually.
So today I will share a little Ottolenghi recipe lunch with you that I made for my in-laws recently. The Ottolenghi recipe in “The Cookbook” prescribes using dried chickpeas but I wasn’t able to do that this time. I am sure it was tasty enough with canned even if dried ones would take it to another level.
Ottolenghi recipe: chickpeas and spinach with honeyed sweet potato
Adapted from Ottolenghi: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi
For the sweet potatoes
500g sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 2.5cm thick slices
50g unsalted butter
4 tbsp honey
0.5 tsp salt
For the chickpeas and sauce
400g can of chickpeas
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tbsp tomato puree
400g tin of chopped tomatoes
1 tsp caster sugar
1.5 tsp ground cumin
100g baby spinach leaves
10g coriander leaves to garnish (I didn’t have any that day)
salt and pepper to taste
For the yogurt sauce
100g Greek yogurt
1 crushed garlic clove
juice and grated zest of 1 lemon
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp mint sauce (I didn’t have dried mint)
The original recipe text is available in Ottolenghi The Cookbook.
Take a look at other Ottolenghi recipes previously featured on this site.
inner Pickle says
Gosh that looks really good and would work perfectly in with my meat-free May!! Thanks!
Best of luck, I know how time-consuming and frustrating it can be messing around in the back end of a blog. Salad looks amazing, I love chickpeas.
Oh my gosh I LOVE this kind of meal. Bellissimo! Thank you! It's only 11:30am and I've just decided I can't possibly wait any longer for lunch time…
Heavenly Housewife says
Sorry to hear about all the frustrations with your blog. I've totally been there and can relate. Still, I'm really looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
This dish looks amazing. Just need a bit of crusty bread to go with it (what can I say, I always want bread) Simply lovely.
Belgravia wife - sort of says
Thank You Thank You Thank You ! I have a cold and am feeling sorry for myself -as is my daughter. I know there is a meal that will make me all better, I tried mulligatawny with extra chilli last night & that didn't do the trick. Am off to make this NOW ! xx
Beautiful dish, especially my favourite there….sweet potatoes! I like it.
I'm so glad you're back, luv! 🙂 This is beeyootiful!! 🙂 I just shook my head and chuckled my way through your blog trials. Pretty sure we're living mirror lives at the moment. 🙂 "Start where you are" is my mantra at the moment – and it's keeping me from getting discouraged. 🙂 I had a breakthrough moment last night figuring out how to add the Facebook and Twitter buttons. Can't wait for the unveiling of all your hard work! 🙂
Sarah glad to see you up and running again. Can't wait to see the new site. This dish looks really tasty. I just bought the book myself and have a dinner party this weekend so plan on getting stuck in! Thanks to all your fab posts from it, the book became a must have. I also got that Rachel Allen one. So I have to thank you for my ever decreasing bank balance LOL!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
Oh no you poor thing, you're still having problems? 🙁 However it must be said that this looks like a splendid dish indeed!
faithy, the baker says
you post is finally up! 🙂 looks yummy and i'm sur eyour inlaws were pleased! 🙂
deer baby says
Love all the colours together in this. I am trying to eat more healthily and been on a juice detox so this could be a way of easing myself back in to chewing.
I must talk to you in more detail about your move to wordpress. I'm considering it but it sounds like a bit of a nightmare! Still, be worth it in the end.
Kitchen Butterfly says
Superb. When you start messing about with WP, let me know….been through it. I can tell you all the widgets I use and blah di blah. Assuming interest. Of course. My dear. Love Sweet potatoes!
this is a colour explosion! i love that about ottolenghi recipes. how yum sarah x
"my graphic designer husband is having the whip cracked behind him to get my new banner finished,"
LOL…still waiting for my OH to re-do mine…
…intrigued to see your new blog…
loved this had it with plantin instead of salad. Ottolenghi book on birthday list!!