Chickpea and Spinach Dumplings

Not too tricky
Not too tricky
Not too tricky
Not too tricky
0:40 m

Hearty, wholesome and nutritious, these spinach and chickpea dumplings are sure to satisfy that craving for a cosy bowl of goodness you can curl up on the sofa with. Packed full of iron and vitamin, they’re made from chickpea flour, making them a great option if you’re gluten free. And if that wasn’t enough they’re served alongside a sweet and spicy sauce made from aleppo peppers, harissa and pomegranate molasses. Check out the recipe below.

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For the Dumplings

<item-todo-done>200g baby spinach<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>15g parsley<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>60g coconut yoghurt<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>50ml olive oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp za'atar<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 lemon<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>200g chickpea flour<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>15g dill<item-todo-done>

For the Base

<item-todo-done>3 tbsp olive oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 onion<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>3 cloves of garlic<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp ground cumin<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp Aleppo pepper flakes<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp tomato purée<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tbsp harissa paste<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp pomegranate molasses<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>500g cherry tomatoes<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 red peppers<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>200ml water<item-todo-done>

For the Tahini

<item-todo-done>3 tbsp tahini<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ lemon<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>3 tbsp water (to loosen)<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Food Processor | Large Frying Pan | Ice Cream Scoop (optional) | Whisk

Make the dumplings

  • Zest and juice the lemon
  • Pick the dill and parsley leaves
  • In a food processor, break down the spinach, dill and parsley until finely chopped
  • Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, yoghurt, olive oil, zataar and chickpea flour, pulsing until you have a thick sticky dough

Prep the veg

  • Finely slice the onion
  • Mince the garlic
  • Half the cherry tomatoes and dice the peppers

Make the sauce

  • Heat a large frying pan with the olive oil
  • Add the onion with a pinch of salt and cook for 5 minutes until softened
  • Add the garlic, cumin and aleppo pepper and cook for a minute, then stir through the tomato puree, harissa and pomegranate molasses
  • Add the cherry tomatoes and red peppers and cook for 5 minutes until the tomatoes start to break down and release their juices
  • Pour in the water, bring to a simmer and reduce for 10 minutes to thicken
  • Taste to season with salt and pepper

Cook the dumplings

  • Using an ice cream scoop, 2 spoons or with wet hands, roll the dumpling mix into 12 tablespoon sized balls
  • Drop the dumplings into the sauce and cover the pan with a lid to steam for 7 minutes
  • The dumplings should be slightly firm to touch

Finish and serve

  • Juice the lemon
  • Whisk together the tahini with a pinch of salt, lemon juice and water, adding a little water at a time until smooth and runny
  • Drizzle over the tahini and serve with toasted pine nuts to serve
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