I am a huge pasta lover, so it was really difficult for me to cut out carbs before my wedding. The one thing that saved me from pasta cravings? These chickpea flatbreads. They are whole grain and gluten-free, which makes them super healthy, but they're also really tasty. If you make them in a very thin layer, they have a nice crunch to them, and you can top with anything you like. I love this fresh, bright fava puree with a sprinkle of rosy sundried tomatoes against the lush green puree. —Meatballs&Milkshakes
Combine the water, chickpea flour, salt, olive oil, and herbs in a large bowl and whisk together until fully combined. The consistency is very watery. I keep the extra in a jar in the fridge so it’s ready to go whenever I want a snack.
Oil a frying pan with a teaspoon of extra olive oil and pour in enough batter to just cover the bottom. It should not be thick. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until browned on the edges and starting to crisp. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
Blanch the fava beans in salted boiling until they are tender, about 5-8 minutes. Allow to cool and blend in a food processor with the olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
Combine the fava puree with the pesto, and serve in a thin layer on the flatbread. I like to sprinkle some chopped sundried tomatoes on top with some arugula.
I'm an ex-finance, nonprofit fundraiser by day and a (mostly) Italian cook and blogger by night. I love having friends over for dinner and my favorite evenings are when we spend them at home together cooking dinner and chatting. I'm an avid cooking show fan, and my favorite eating cities are New York, San Francisco, Paris, and Rome.