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Creamy chickpeas with turmeric, black cumin and parsley

15.10.2015 15:32

This is currently my go-to lunch when I’m 1. in a rush 2. feel a little extra health conscious 3. need something filling and hearty. It contains turmeric which is a great bonus as always, since scientific studies from left and right strongly indicate it has anti-inflammatory properties (and inflammation seems to be the root cause for most evil things one can catch). Another bonus is that my kids too love it.I normally eat this salad as it is or as topping on some greens, but it works very well as a sandwich filling too.

Prep time

3 mins

Cook time

10 mins

Total time

13 mins

Serves: 2


  • 1 small yellow/white onion, chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, chopped
  • ˝ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp white wine
  • Handful of cashew nuts
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ⅓ cup soy milk (or other unsweetened non dairy milk of your choice), a little more if needed for consistency
  • A little salt, to taste
  • A tiny bit of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 can of chickpeas, thoroughly rinsed
  • 1 tsp black cumin(if not available use normal cumin/in German: kreuzkummel/ In Swedish: spiskummin
  • 1 handful fresh parsley, finely chopped


  1. Dry-sauté the onion in a frying-pan on on medium heat. This means no oil is needed - it makes it healthier - just make sure to stir frequently. When the onions have softened and gotten some colour, after about five minutes, add the garlic and the curcuma quickly followed by the white wine to deglaze the pan.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat, add the cashew nuts, the nutritional yeast and the milk and blend it all together with a hand blender (alternatively move to a food processor and then shift back into the pan again). If needed, add a little more milk for consistency. Add salt and cayenne to taste.
  3. Place the pan on the stove again, on very low heat and add the chickpeas, black cumin and parsley and combine it all while the chickpeas become warm (not hot) throughout - this will not take long, half a minute to a minute perhaps, so make sure it doesn't burn or dry out!
  4. Then remove from the stove and serve immediately, either on its own, in a sandwich or as salad topping.

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