Chickpea Crepes with Mushrooms

This recipe is from crazy sexy kitchen it is wonderful and gluten free!

Artichoke Aioli

  • 1 c raw cashews, soaked for 4 hours
  • 1/8 – 1/4 c water
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 c artichoke hearts + 1 tbsp marinade
  • 2 tbsp tarragon
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 1 1/2 tbsp shallot
  • Salt and pepper

Chickpea Crepes

  • 1 1/2 c water
  • 1/2 c olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/3 c chickpea flour
  • 2 tbsp rosemary

Mushrooms

  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 1/2 c mixed mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chives

Tomatoes

  • 8 oz cherry tomatoes
  • Olive oil spray
  • Salt and pepper

For artichoke Aioli: Combine all ingredients in a high spread blender until smooth, add more water if needed.

Chill.

Crepes: Combine all ingredients until smooth. Heat a griddle over medium, spray with olive oil. Ladle 3/4 c on the mixture and spread to a thin circle, cook 3 – 4 minutes per side. Repeat.

Tomatoes: Toss tomatoes with other ingredients and roast at 425 for 10 – 15 minutes until they start to crack.

Mushrooms: heat a pan over medium heat, melt butter and add remaining ingredients and sauté for 10 minutes until they have release their moisture and the pan Is almost dry.

Divide the mushrooms and tomatoes among the crepes and top with Aioli.

Serves 4 – 6.

Socca

This recipe is from Plenty by Ottolenghi. This is great for a nice Sunday lunch.

  • 2 c cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Olive oil
  • 2 onions, sliced thin
  • 2 tbsp thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 3/4 c chickpea flour
  • 2 c water
  • 2 tbsp flax meal, mixed with 6 tbsp water
  • Vegan cheese

Preheat oven to 275.

Spread tomatoes on a sheet spray with olive oil and roast for 30 min until semi cooked.

Heat 4 tbsp oil in a medium sauce pan and onions, thyme and salt and cook 20 min over low heat until soft. Stir in vinegar and set aside.

When tomatoes are done, increase heat to 325.

Mix chickpea flour, water, 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Whisk in flax mixture.

Heat a griddle over medium high heat. Pour 1/3 c mixture on the griddle and cook about 3 minutes per side until golden. Place on the prepared parchment.

Divide the onion mixture amount the cakes, top with tomatoes and a little cheese. Bake for 8 minutes.

Serves 6.

Artichoke Cakes

This recipe is from Vegan Comfort Food, I made a couple minor changes. These are so good and I have to say better than crab cakes. Serve with a little jalapeño aioli for perfection!

Artichoke cakes:

  • 2 tbsp marinated artichoke liquid
  • 2 c drained marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1/4 c shallot
  • 1/2 c celery
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 c chickpea flour
  • 1 tbsp old bay
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse to combine, you want all ingredients about the same size and chopped fine. Chill for at least 30 min.

Jalapeño Line Aioli

  • 1 c vegan mayo
  • 1/4 c pickled jalapeño
  • Zest and juice of one lime
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder

Place in a mini processor and process till smooth. Chill to ready to use.

  • Olive or grape seed oil for frying
  • 1/4 c chickpea flour
  • 1 c panko

Place chickpea flour and panko in separate bowls. Scoop 1/4 c of the minute, form into a party, gently place in chickpea flour and coat all sides. Place in breadcrumbs and coat all over, set aside and repeat.

Heat a large pan over medium heat and add 2 tbsps oil, swirl pan to coat. Cook cakes 4 – 5 per side until golden on each side.

Serves with jalapeño aioli.

Makes about 10 cakes.