Thursday, November 12, 2009

fennel with chickpeas, toasted pine nuts and sun-dried tomatoes


Yes, I'm still commuting to NYC for work. And yes, I still like to sup on a nice, home-cooked meal regardless of what hour I get home. Necessity is the mother of invention: This dish is super easy and super versatile. Simply dry toast about about 1/4 cup of pine nuts. Rinse and drain a can of chickpeas. Then slice about 4 fennel bulbs, and toss them with a few tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan with some sliced garlic, chopped sun-dried tomatoes, a bay leaf, and the chickpeas. Roast in a 400 degree oven, covered with tin foil, for about 25 minutes or until the fennel is soft. Stir in the the pine nuts and serve.

You can eat this as a side dish, tossed with pasta, or served atop your favorite grain. The subtle, licorice-scented fennel subtly enhances the sweetness of the tomatoes, pine nuts and garlic. It's fabulous with a glass of cava.

45 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Fabulous ingredient combination!

Hang in there with all the commuting!!

buffalodick said...

Looks healthy...oddly, it looks great too! That's hard to do, Oh Vegan Sorceress!

melissa bastian. said...

This looks awesome! I ate fennel once in a restaurant and I've been fascinated ever since. It's one of those things I need to conquer. Perhaps this is how I do it!

Jasmine said...

This is a little off topic, but is your apple pie recipe in your cookbook? I adore that pie!

urban vegan said...

Jasmine--yes, the recipe is in the book!

Danielle said...

yum yum yum!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

yum!

mamapasta said...

a little bit of summer time in a dish, fennel anise taste is one of my favorite

TavoLini said...

Good idea--I've got some fennel bulbs in the garden that need to be used soon!

Mel - BouchonFor2.com said...

This looks delicious! I adore your recipes and your veggie blog is a wonderful read. Care to join a veggie food-fight hosted by me and shesimmers.com and submit a fennel recipe? More details: http://www.bouchonfor2.com/beet-n-squash-you/

william said...

The food looks amazing and healthy

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It's one of those things I need to conquer.

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