Organic chickpeas from Italy, pureed until creamy and served with vibrantly marinated chicory. With sun-dried tomatoes, capers and olives.
For best results, place the sealed package in the refrigerator to thaw about half a day before your meal - overnight if you want it for lunch, in the morning if it’s for dinner. If your plans change, the chilled and still sealed package will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator. If you’re in a hurry, just get the package from the freezer and hold it under warm water for a few minutes until partially thawed, then heat it for a little bit longer than usual. Open and discard the package. Loosen chickpea cream with a little water and heat in a saucepan (medium heat, with lid, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes) or in a suitable container in the microwave (800W, about 5 minutes). Sauté chicory either briefly in a pan until hot, or heat in the microwave as well.
Always adjust the salt level to your taste! Garnish both cream and chicory with a drizzle of olive oil and fresh pepper.
To go with it
Dark bread will hold up well to the strong flavors. Some fresh goat cheese brings a tart freshness that goes excellently with the nutty flavor of the chickpeas.
Chickpea cream (chickpeas, extra virgin olive oil, rosemary, salt, pepper), grilled chicory (chicory, sun-dried tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, capers, Taggiasca olives, vegetable oil, parsley, lemon juice, salt).