Sriracha BBQ chickpea cous cous.

The other day I went for a winter picnic at Salhouse, in Norfolk (UK). Before sitting down to eat we went on a circular walk that took us round the surrounding countryside, the unusual thatched roofed church and later down to Salhouse broad. This spicy carb-a-licious salad was the perfect thing to pack, relatively simple to make yet full of zingey-spicy flavour to perk us up a bit after a long walk. Another bonus is I pretty much had all these things about in the house anyway as no vegan household is complete with out a wealth of chickpeas in the cupboard and a bottle of hot sauce.
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Ingredients:
1 tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup cous cous
2 cups hot vegetable stock

Sauce ingredients:
1/3 cup tomato ketchup
2 tbsp molasses
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp Sriracha hot sauce
1 tbsp tamari
2 chopped shallots
1 minced clove garlic
1 tbsp smoked paprika

A few handfuls of wild rocket
red pepper flakes
for garnish

Method:
Preheat the oven to 200c/400f. Mix together the ketchup, molases, vinegar, sriracha, tamari, shallots, garlic and paprika in a mixing bowl and toss in the chickpeas. Stir to coat in the sauce and pour the chickpea/sauce mix into a ceramic baking dish, cook in the oven for about 20-25 minutes, turning the chickpeas with a spoon half way through cooking. Whilst the chickpeas are cooking, cook the cous cous in the stock for the time dictated by the packet and set aside. Once the chickpeas are cooked, chuck the cous cous into the baking dish and toss together with the chickpeas and the wild rocket. Serve. Or cool before adding the wild rocket, toss through the rocket then pack up for a picnic.

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13 thoughts on “Sriracha BBQ chickpea cous cous.

  1. I just made this dish right now, and it is so good! I’ll definitely be making it in the future, next time doubling the batch 🙂

  2. Thanks for the great recipe. We’ve made this many times, this is a perfect quick and easy weekday dinner. Sometimes we’ve substituted chickpeas with white beans or black eyed peas, and it always tastes good. We have a batch of chickpeas in the oven right now, and we’ll have some brussel sprouts as side dish.

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