Fluffy Chickpea Pancake recipe with a zesty Kale Salad and yummy Bacon bits

4 carrots – peel
8 tbsp sunflower seeds
1 lemon – zest & juice
300g bacon bits
150g chickpea flour
150g flour
3 cups milk (from your pantry – plus extra)
2 tbsp olive oil (for the pancakes)
2 tsp Cinnamon Spice Mix
1 tbsp sumac
1 sachet honey
150g kale – remove stalks & tear leaves
60g whole pitted dates – chop roughly
1 red onion – peel & slice thinly
1 tin chickpeas – drain & rinse
butter (from your pantry)
olive oil (from your pantry)
salt & pepper (from your pantry)
paper towels (from your pantry

How To
Preparation: Prepare all ingredients as indicated above. Boil the kettle.

Preparation: Prepare all ingredients as indicated above.

Lemon: Using the fine side of a box grater, grate the peel to create zest. Cut in half and juice.

Carrots: Grate HALF the carrots finely and slice the REST into ribbons using a potato peeler.

Sunflower seeds: Place a pan on high heat and dry toast the sunflower seeds for 2 minutes until browned. Toss often to make sure they don’t burn. Remove and set aside.

Dressing: Mix together lemon juice, lemon zest, sumac and honey. Season with salt and pepper and slowly whisk in a good glug of olive oil.

Kale salad: Massage the dressing into the kale with your fingers to soften. Mix in the carrot RIBBONS, dates, red onion, seeds and chickpeas.

Bacon bits: Place a pan on medium-high heat with a knob of butter. When the butter has melted, add the bacon and fry for 5 minutes until golden and crispy. Remove from the pan onto paper towels.

Pancakes: Mix together chickpea flour, flour, milk (see quantity above), olive oil (see quantity above), Cinnamon Spice Mix, and salt and pepper. Whisk until smooth, then mix in the GRATED carrot. Add more milk if necessary, so the mixture is a pouring consistency. Place a small, non-stick pan on medium-high heat and add a knob of butter. When the butter has melted, spoon in a little mixture and swirl so that it covers the base of the pan. You want the pancakes to be as thin as possible (2mm) to make sure they cook through. Cook for 1-2 minutes a side until golden, remove and cover to keep warm. Repeat with all the batter.

Serve the pancakes topped with the kale salad and the bacon.

Recipe courtesy of Daily Dish– a weekly service that delivers exact quantities of all the fresh ingredients you need to make four delicious homemade meals. Each dish takes only 30 minutes from start to finish. See what’s on the Daily Dish menu this week.

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