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Couscous and Chickpea Tartlettes

Couscous and Chickpea Tartlettes

Before I begin with the recipe today…

I got nominated for the FoodBuzz Blog Awards and just being considered blew me off the chair! When I found out, I just blocked, and couldn’t get myself to writing the next post. I know I don’t talk much on this blog, but most of the time, apart from the recipe, there is not much more interesting stuff to share. Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know that I love you and I’m incredibly grateful for everything ♥♥♥.

Couscous and Chickpea Tartlettes

Couscous and Chickpea Tartlettes

150 g couscous
2 egg whites
40 g grated Parmesan cheese
150 g cooked chickpeas
fresh rosemary
1 red onion
1 chilly
olive oil
salt and ground black pepper to taste

Soak couscous in 125 ml cold water and a pinch of salt. Beat egg whites stiff and add them carefully to the couscous with Parmesan and black pepper. Grease cupcake pan. Line bottom of each hole with baking paper and form shells out of couscous. Bake in a preheated oven on 200°C for about 15 minutes.

Blend chickpeas with a small branch of rosemary (or 1/2 tsp dried rosemary), some salt, chilly and olive oil. Add enough olive oil so you can blend nice puree. Fill baked couscous shells with pureed chickpeas cream, decorate with a lot of finely chopped red onion, hot pepper flakes and rosemary.

Recipe is from Sale&Pepe magazine, October 2009, Serbian issue.

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22 Comments

  • Brie: Le Grand Fromage October 12, 2009 4:31 pm

    Those look wonderful! Congrats on being nominated! :)

  • anna October 12, 2009 5:21 pm

    Wow! What a great idea! I love chickpeas and couscous (actually just ate some for dinner) so I'll definitely be trying this sometime.

  • Dragana October 12, 2009 7:00 pm

    I saw that you were nominated and I voted for you! Cestitam!

  • Tina October 12, 2009 7:52 pm

    Couscous and chikpea tartlettes looks yummy and superb clicks too….

  • Diana Bauman October 12, 2009 8:46 pm

    These look so great and congrats on your nomination!!

  • Rosa’s Yummy Yums October 12, 2009 8:47 pm

    Those tartlets are very original and look really scrumptious!Cheers,Rosa

  • Andrea October 13, 2009 12:58 am

    Čim sam u Sale&Pepe pročitala tvoj komentar na ovo jelo znala sam da će mi se svidjeti. :)Tvoja izvedba mi je još ljepša i privlačnija od njihove i ovo ću svakako ubrzo isprobati.Čestitam ti i na nominaciji, ti si to svakako zaslužila i moj glas već imaš. :)

  • Fra October 13, 2009 2:21 am

    I love them. This is a great idea for extraordinary appetizerthank youfra

  • Table Talk October 13, 2009 6:03 am

    What an unusual appetizer for Fall—sounds great! p.s. spotted these on Foodgawker

  • farida October 13, 2009 7:52 am

    Marija, congrats on being nominated! I am so happy for you! Love your blog! Your tartlettes look great. What an interesting idea!

  • Jessie October 13, 2009 10:59 am

    delish little tartlets, I love the ingredients in this dish. congrats on the nomination as well!

  • Sasha October 13, 2009 12:00 pm

    What a unique recipe! I love it.I always feel like chickpeas are underrated but this really does them justice.Congrats on the nomination : D

  • Shelly October 13, 2009 7:55 pm

    This is great! I love chickpeas but would never have thought about using them in a tartlette.COngrats on the nomination by the way!

  • lululu October 13, 2009 8:48 pm

    congraz on the nomination!just wanted to say your tarlettes are elegant, simple to make, very creative! and i'm sure they must taste good!

  • rabbit’s cookbook October 14, 2009 2:41 am

    congratulations!i really love the photos, but… i've never tasted couscous)))

  • Sweet Corner October 14, 2009 6:05 am

    cestitam!!!! skroz zasluzeno, a ovo izgleda fenomenalno!!

  • Carrie October 14, 2009 7:49 am

    This is such a unique recipe, and they look so good! They seem great as an appetizer or a vegetarian meal.

  • lauresophie October 14, 2009 8:18 am

    I wonder if I should not get the serbian issue Sale and Pepe instead of the italian one. Or I mistaken but I did not see that recipe in the last S&P in Italy. Anyway your pictures make that recipe really really tasty. I have TONS of couscous to eat…nice way

  • Frenchie October 14, 2009 1:27 pm

    I would have never thought to make this, but chickpeas are one of my favorite things of all time. I cannot wait to make these little tarts. I just hope they come out as beautifully as yours.

  • gasparzinha October 23, 2009 2:30 pm

    That's such an interesting idea!I like all the ingredientes but the combination is super.Congratulations for the nomination. :)

  • Anonymous November 29, 2009 7:17 pm

    Please tell me how you made the cups so even – I just tried and they are tricky and messy but oh sooooo good…I also added some red peppers to the chick peas…mmm…

  • Marija November 30, 2009 4:31 am

    Hi, I often make tart shells and I practice a lot. When I line a hole of a muffin pan with the mass, then using something that won't scratch the surface (plastic knife for example) cut the top part.

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