October 14, 2017

  • October 14, 2017
Hey food lovers, let's give a try today with the best chickpeas crepe recipe, a very delicious and easy to make crepe with garbanzo beans or chickpeas, perfect for a veggie breakfast and not only!
"There is no sincerer love than the love of food." - George Bernard Shaw
I have this recipe from my grandfather, who was a life time sailor passionate to pick up recipes from all over the world, taste them on the board of vessel with his team, then anxious to share further his new culinary experience with family and friends, at his return back home, after along long voyage... 

Best-chickpeas-spinach-crepe
Best chickpeas spinach crepe - Flickr Brent Hofacker

And he was a wonderful chef, a real Maestro, for the entire family, those rare cooks that really love to make food and share it and its secrets with dear ones!

If you like crepes for a meal or snack, and not only served as dessert or sweets, then this chickpeas crepe stuffed with spinach and fresh garlic and green onions, gluten-free alternative to classic crepes, should be the best breakfast or appetizer for everybody and for any occasion (St. Patrick's Day, Valentine's Day, Christmas, family or friends gatherings or just a regular day when you feel to eat something special, out of your "gourmet" routine).

Most of us are use to eat hummus, that yummy dip made out of chickpeas, specific especially to Middle Eastern cuisine, but today we'll taste a simple, delicious and flavored crepe recipe.
And if you like veggie food, this vegetarian breakfast recipe with chickpeas, fresh spinach, green onions and garlic, will make your day!

Enjoy cooked chickpeas in a different way!

And, best of all, we shall keep in mind that chickpeas are a good source of protein, fiber and potassium, which makes them a healthy food! :)
"I don't like gourmet cooking or "this" cooking or "that" cooking. I like good cooking." - James Beard
Ingredients:
- 160 g chickpea/ garbanzo flour
- 240 ml water
- a pinch of salt
- a pinch of black pepper if you like
- 3 - 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 small onion, finely chopped or grated
- 3 tbsp olive oil

Instructions for crepes:
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, then let the composition to rest for 5 minutes.
Heat a non-stick 20 cm tefal pan (brushed with a bit of olive oil) over medium heat. 
Pour about ¼ cup of the batter onto the pan, twirling it around to cover the whole inner surface of the pan. 
Cook the crepes on each side for about 1 minute, flipping it over once the composition starts to loosen the edges

Instructions for the creamy mushrooms and spinach:
Pour some olive oil in a pan or wok and cook the sliced mushrooms on medium heat for a few minutes until lightly browned and softened. 
Add the pre-washed spinach and stir well to allow it to cook thoroughly for about 15 minutes
Add chopped garlic, some water in case is turning too thick, and stir everything well together and let it to simmer.

Serving:
Serve the chickpea crepes folded, stuffed with savory creamy mushroom-spinach filling.
You can serve the crepe on a plate with cherry tomatoes, olives and vegan cheese (tofu), adding few drops of lemon zest.
It also goes perfectly well with feta cheese or mozzarella and few fresh leaves of parsley or basil.
*** if you have some extra time, and can prepare a double/ triple portion, you could put them in a tray and cook them in the oven for 15-20 minutes, topped with an egg right before done, and Greek yogurt when served.

Serving: 6 crepes
80 calories/ 1 crepe (with no topping and filing)

Easy to make chickpeas crepe recipe with spinach that goes perfectly if served along with yogurt or feta cheese.

Best chickpeas mushrooms crepe
Best chickpeas mushrooms crepe - Flickr Alpha

Chickpeas benefits:
- Chickpeas are rich in fiber and recent studies stated that are beneficial in blood fat regulation, including lower levels of LDL-cholesterol, total cholesterol, and triglycerides.
- Chick-peas helps to control blood sugar and insulin secretion and their content of fiber helps to lower the risk of colon problems, including the risk of colon cancer.

Learn more about chickpeas, a popular ingredient in Middle Eastern cooking, including recipes that contain chickpeas:
- chickpea - health benefits
"Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside". - Mark Twain
Enjoy!
 
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