Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Broccolini, Chickpeas, and Harissa

Harissa is tossed with broccolini and chickpeas, giving this simple pairing of a vegetable and beans a spicy exotic flavor.

Broccolini, a cross between broccoli and Chinese kale, also has flavors reminiscent of asparagus.

Cook trimmed broccolini in boiling salted water for 4 minutes then add a can of rinsed drained chickpeas to the pot for 30 seconds more to warm them through. Drain. Toss with Harissa, olive oil, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Finish with a sprinkling of coarse sea salt.

This French brand of Harissa is made with hot chiles, tomato puree, onion, salt, coriander, garlic, cumin, vegetable oil. It has a good balance of heat to the other flavors and spices.

On My Desk

I just had to share these pretty roses from my garden.

  • Bright Red/Orange: Wildfire Hybrid Tea Rose

  • Yellow: Julia Child Floribunda

  • Pink: David Austin Heritage Old English Rose

Like broccolini? Also try spicy broccolini with torn ciabatta croutons here.

Lori Lynn

Taste With The Eyes

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Like I've said to you before over at Taste with the Eyes, everything you make, I want to eat :)

The flowers are beautiful. Flowers really brighten up everything don't they?


Wow!! the flowers are truly divine:) What exactly is this Harissa?

Magia da Inês

♥ Olá, amiga!
Passei para uma visitinha.
Para você... com muito carinho ♥

"Quem tem o abraço mais apertado...
mais carinhoso...♥
e um amor tão grande... tão grande...♥
que apaga qualquer desamor?"♥

Feliz Dia das Mães!!!

♥Ótimo fim de semana!
Beijinhos carinhosos.


i have had a bottle of harissa in my fridge for a month now and had no idea how to use it best. this seems like a great recipe to start with - simple, and looks yummy :)
love the pics too!


The broccoli and chickpea dish sounds yummy! right up my alley, I eat chickpea all the time!
By the way, the flowers look so beautiful!

Jhonny walker

I love harrsa..and I don;t have one :( But this dish wants me to mak eit so bad ..that about time I had a bottle of harissa handy!


OMG Mindblowing pics. Really lovely clicks. Love the vase and stand. You have a very beautiful collections of recipes here.


Have never tried brocollini! Should try it someday.
The dish and the flowers look gorgeous!

Lori Lynn

Hello All - and thank you for your kind comments! It's a simple recipe, but the combination of flavors is terrific!

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