Basil Chickpea Noodles

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup broccolini, chopped
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2-3 sticks green onion, cut
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp chili oil (https://veggiefoodie.com/2020/12/08/chinese-chili-oil/)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 150 g (5 oz) yellow noodles
  • 1 tbsp olive oil / grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 cup canned chickpeas
  • 250 g (8 – 10 oz) extra firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup basil (packed)

Method:

  1. Bring a pot of water to boil and cook noodles as per the instructions on the package
  2. When cooked, strain out the noodles and set them aside
  3. Chop the broccolini, slice the red bell pepper, roughly chop the green onion and finely chop the garlic
  4. Make the sauce by combining the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, chili oil and lime juice
  5. Put a pan on medium heat and add olive oil / grapeseed oil
  6. Sauté the garlic and onions for about a minute
  7. Add the broccolini and sauté for 2-3 minutes
  8. Add tofu, chickpeas, and red bell pepper and sauté for 3-4 minutes
  9. Add the noodles followed by the sauce.  Sauté for another couple of minutes
  10. Add the basil leaves and turn off the heat. Mix well and serve hot

Serves: 2-3

 

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