These colourful and hearty bites are one of those great nibbles you’ll find yourself whipping up again and again. The beans and sweet potato both contain a great amount of fibre that helps you feel full and keep hunger at bay. Don’t be surprised if these disappear first at your next gathering.
Pair with Yuzo Basil Ricky!
Preheat oven to 425 F (220 C). Place 2 baking trays in oven to warm.
Cut unpeeled sweet potatoes into 1/4 in (0.6 cm) thick rounds and place them in bowl along with coconut oil and smoked paprika. Gently toss to coat. Tumble sweet potatoes in a single layer onto hot baking trays. Roast in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until bottom is lightly golden brown. Flip sweet potatoes over and roast for an additional 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
In large bowl, whisk together olive oil, honey, vinegar, chili powder, cumin, and salt until well combined. Gently fold tomatoes, chickpeas, beans, corn, shallots, serrano or jalapeno pepper, bell pepper, and cilantro into dressing. Allow mixture to sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. Vegetable caviar may also be covered and refrigerated up to 4 hours before serving.
Cut avocado into small dice, place in bowl, and drizzle with lemon juice. Mash lightly with fork to create a chunky paste.
To assemble bites, place roasted sweet potato slices on platter. Top each round with a smear of avocado mixture and a generous dollop of vegetable caviar. Serve immediately.
This recipe is part of the Holiday Cocktail Party collection.
Look for whole grain farro, which leaves the germ and bran intact, for this satisfying porridge that’s sure to kickstart your day. While the cooking time is longer than for pearled or semi-pearled varieties, you’ll get more nutrition. Take the time to enjoy the delicate scent of cardamom and ginger wafting through your kitchen as you prepare this. Ancient grain Farro (also referred to as emmer or einkorn) is a variety of wheat known as an ancient grain, which means that it hasn’t changed over time through breeding as is the case with many varieties of modern wheat.
Spanish-inspired flavours of almond and orange and a good punch of protein make this pudding a delicious and nutritious breakfast, snack, or dessert. The tiniest amount of large-flake sea salt and a drizzle of olive oil help bring all the flavours together. Amp up the orange For some additional orange flavour, when cooking chickpeas from dry, add a few strips of orange zest to the cooking water. Tastier toast Take your toast to the next level by using this pudding as a satisfying spread.
Breaking with tradition, think of this as a guise of tabbouleh salad with staying power, thanks to the addition of hearty sorghum and fibre-rich navy beans. It also ages fairly well, so it serves as a make-ahead meal that can keep for up to 3 days. A perfect plant-based option for weekday lunches.
This versatile salad featuring chickpeas in a bright, fragrant dressing, holds well in the fridge. Make it in advance or keep it for leftovers. Nigella seeds, also known as kalonji, lend a sweet, nutty flavour with an ever-so-slightly bitter edge that pairs perfectly with sweet potato’s sweetness. Chickpeas please! Chickpeas are a great source of dietary fibre; just 1 cup (250 mL) contains 42 percent of the recommended daily allowance. They’re also a very good source of manganese, which is important for calcium absorption and blood sugar regulation.