HelloFresh Canada Review: Savoury Braised Chickpeas

I have another quick HelloFresh Canada review for you, and today we are cooking Savoury Braised Chickpeas. While it wasn’t my favorite recipe in regards to flavour, it was super easy to make, fairly quick, and it is full of healthy ingredients.

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Here’s a closer look at one of the recipes from this week’s HelloFresh Canada delivery…..

Savoury Braised Chickpeas with Feta and Lemon-Garlic Toum

Protein-packed chickpeas get a flavour boost from warm Indian Spices in this hearty and fragrant stew. You’ll want to scoop up every last bit of this veggie-filled wonder!

  • 370 mL Chickpeas
  • ½ cup Bulgur Wheat
  • 1 tbsp Indian Spice Mix
  • 56 g Onion, chopped
  • 6 g Garlic
  • 160 g Sweet Bell Pepper
  • 100 g Feta Cheese
  • 2 unit Vegetable Broth Concentrate
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Sauce
  • 113 g Baby Spinach
  • 1 unit Lemon
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 200 g Zucchini
  • 1 tsp Curry Powder

Before starting, wash and dry all produce.

Garlic Guide for Step 4 (dbl for 4 ppl): 1/4 tsp mild, 1/2 tsp medium and 1 tsp extra!

Add 1/2 cup water, broth concentrate and 1/2 tsp salt (dbl both for 4 ppl) to a medium pot. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Add bulgur, then remove from heat. Cover and let stand, until tender and liquid is absorbed, 15-16 min. Fluff with a fork.

While the bulgur cooks, core, then cut the pepper into 1/2-inch pieces. Halve the zucchini lengthwise, then cut into 1/4-inch half-moons. Roughly chop the spinach. Zest, then juice half the lemon (whole lemon for 4 ppl). Peel, then mince or grate the garlic. Drain and rinse the chickpeas.

Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. When hot, add 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then the onions, zucchini and peppers. Cook, until veggies soften, 3-4 min. Add the chickpeas, Indian Spice Mix, curry powder, tomato sauce, 1 cup water (dbl for 4 ppl) and half the garlic. Simmer, until slightly reduced, 6-7 min. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper.

While the chickpeas braise, mix the mayo, lemon zest, 1 tbsp lemon juice (dbl for 4 ppl) and 1/4 tsp garlic together in a small bowl. (NOTE: Reference Garlic Guide.) Season with salt and pepper.

Stir the spinach into the chickpea braise, until wilted, 1-2 min. Season the bulgur with salt. Divide the bulgur between bowls and top with the chickpea braise. Crumble over the feta. Dollop the lemon-garlic toum over top.

Final Thoughts

I’m loving these quick recipe reviews as it is allowing me to share them with you more often. Once again I snapped the photos while I cooked and baby Steven played on the floor. This is just one of the reasons I LOVE my HelloFresh Canada deliveries. The meals are quick and easy to make with most of only taking me 30 minutes from start to finish. Something else I like to point out is that they will usually chop the onions for your which adds a lot of value for me personally because I strongly dislike chopping onions, ha! This particular meal was very good, but I don’t think it is one I would order again. I did however love all the healthy ingredients and the quick prep time. A life-saver for us work-from-home/stay-at-home Mamas!

-AYOB Sarah

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