Smashed Falafel Tortilla

Stuck in a rut at lunch time? Try this healthy chickpea recipe. Taking only 5 minutes to prepare and plate up, this lovely lunch packs the punches in the taste department.

Ingredients for the smashed Falafel;

Half a tin of chickpeas

Juice of half a lemon

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp Chilli powder

Ingredients for the Coriander Sauce;

1 crushed garlic clove

2 handfuls of fresh Coriander, chopped with stems on

3 tbsp Olive oil

Sprinkle of Sesame seeds

Ingredients to serve;

Mini Tortilla wrap (s)

Natural yogurt

Finely sliced red onion

Method;

In a bowl, smash up the chickpeas with a potato masher and add the remaining ingredients. Place to one side.

Next up, bring together all of the Coriander sauce ingredients and mix well.

Lightly grill how ever many tortillas you want, and place onto plates when ready. Spread a generous amount of yogurt onto one side of the Tortilla and top with rocket and salad leaves. Spoon over some of the smashed chickpeas and drizzle the Coriander sauce on top and enjoy!

Adaptation of a recipe by @IvyHossack

Homemade Herb & Chilli Infused Olive Oil

This beautifully scented Olive Oil took minutes to make and was a team effort. My youngest happily gathered Rosemary from the garden whilst I did the prep work.

Grab yourself a clean glass bottle and top with boiling water. Screw the lid on and leave for a few minutes. Remove the water.

Lightly crush the Rosemary and garlic and pop into the bottle. Next up, grab whatever else you fancy (I used wedges of lemon, chopped and whole small chillies and peppercorns) and place into the bottle.

Use a funnel to pour in some Olive oil, screw the lid back on and shake. Voila!! All done!

I’m going to make a cherry tomato topped focaccia tonight so I can drizzle this all over it!! Nom nom, can’t wait.

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Easy-peezy Lemon Squeezy

Here’s a handy tip from my lovely Mum (thanks Mum!) on how to juice a lemon.

Whenever you need lemon in a recipe, isn’t it always a pain? Trying to stop the pips going in to the bowl, whilst getting all the lemon juice out is a pain! Yes, I could buy a lemon juicer, but you don’t need one – there’s a really simple hack to juicing a lemon!

Pierce a hole in the top of the lemon, and pop it in the microwave for about 60 seconds (check, if it’s not too hot to touch, try again for another 10 seconds at a time). When it’s really hot, set the bowl aside and let the lemon cool down.

Then, just tip the lemon upside down and squeeze – easy!!

It’s easy-peezy!