- 2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 cup of warm milk
- 1/2 cup of yogurt
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- Ghee or coconut oil
- 2 cups cooked chickpeas
- Giant handful of chopped cilantro
- 3 tablespoons tahini paste
- Zest and juice of one small lemon
- Pinch of red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup crumbled sheep's milk feta
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Fresh ground pepper
- 1 small red onion, very thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 2 carrots, thinly peeled with a peeler
- 3 cups sprouts of greens of choice
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Sriracha for spice, if needed
Temperatures are rising, summer is right around the corner, and our tummies crave something light and fresh. But is there a meal that won't completely ruin our beach bods and still satisfy our hunger pains? The answer is yes. Meet the Veggie Naan'Wich with Feta Chickpea Mash.
This tasty treat checks all the flavor boxes; crunchy veggies, fresh herbs, soft bread, and a decadent, creamy spread. Veggie Naan'Wich with Feta Chickpea Mash will elevate your lunch and snap you out of the boring ham-and-cheese routine. This 'which also gets extra bonus points for looking as good as it tastes. Who doesn't want a meal that's delicious and aesthetically pleasing?
Oh, and did we mention it's easy to make? Ready in no time and made up of ingredients you probably have sitting in your pantry right now, this Naan'wich is everything you could ask for in lunch. The recipe is easily customizable, so if you're missing a couple of items or just don't like something, you can swap it for something else! Don't like cilantro? Leave it out! Want to add hot sauce? Go for it!
The vinegared onions might be the MVP of this recipe. They bring a much-needed tangy brightness to the mix that will wake up your tastebuds. They get extra love for being the easiest part of this recipe to make; just chop some onions and throw them in a bowl with a little vinegar and sugar.
The most labor-intensive part of the recipe is making the naan. If you've never baked bread from scratch before, we know it can be intimidating! But fear not, this naan is the perfect first step in your journey to being a master baker.
The chickpea mash may seem like it's going to make a mess, but if you've got a food processor, you don't need to worry about a big clean up! Just blitz everything two to three times and transfer to a bowl for storing. This recipe makes way more than enough for one naan'wich (unless you're absolutely starving in which case, no judgments), so if you cover it tightly, it will keep in your fridge for at least one week. That's a naan'wich every day! Can you say the best week ever?
So, if you're tired of instant ramen and you've eaten through your dried pasta's cache, then the Veggie Naan'Wich with Feta Chickpea Mash is for you. Whether you prep it in advance and pack it for a socially-distanced picnic or enjoy it while sitting in your home office, this 'which is the perfect summer meal.
- Gathered all the ingredients, mix them in a bowl and cover while let the yeast do its thing. Come back to it 2 hours later.
- Dough is ready. Now all that's left to do it split it into six to eight balls, roll them out into a vaguely oblong shape, fry them in a pan, and fresh naan is made.
- Rinse and drain the chickpeas. In a food processor, give the beans and cilantro a few quick pulses -just to rough them up.
- Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the tahini, lemon juice and zest, pinch of red pepper flakes, feta, olive oil and lots of fresh ground pepper. Smash to blend. Add a tiny splash of water if needed.
- Combine the onion and vinegar in a bowl with a pinch of salt and toss. Set up assembly with the carrot ribbons, vinegared onions and greens.
- Make each sandwich with a hearty swipe of the chickpea mash, onions, carrots, greens. Drizzle the vegetables with a bit of olive oil and hot sauce on the side as needed.