Chickpea, date and pistachio pilaf recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 336 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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This Moroccan-inspired mixed grain pilaf makes a delicious, complete meal with a tasty combination of cauliflower, chickpeas, vegetables, dates and nuts.

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C.
  2. Mix together half the olive oil and half the spices in a bowl. Add the cauliflower and turn until coated in the spice mix. Tip the cauliflower into a roasting tray and roast for 10 minutes until tender.
  3. Heat the remaining oil in a large, non-stick frying pan and fry the onion for 5 minutes, then add the red pepper, garlic, dates and chickpeas and cook for another 3–5 minutes until softened.
  4. Add the remaining spices, cooked grains, roasted cauliflower and half the coriander to the pan, season and stir until combined. Serve topped with the remaining coriander and sprinkled with pistachios.

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  • Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 250g (8oz) cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 50g (2oz) dried dates, roughly chopped
  • 1 x 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • 2 large handfuls chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 x 250g pack cooked mixed grains
  • 50g (2oz) shelled, unsalted pistachios, roughly chopped
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  • Energy 1406kj 336kcal 17%
  • Fat 15.8g 23%
  • Saturates 2.4g 12%
  • Sugars 17.4g 19%
  • Salt 1.8g 30%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 38.1g Protein 13.4g Fibre 10.2g


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