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Lemon-Mustard Glazed Carrots and Chickpeas (aka Yassa Chickpeas)

In Mains (Vegetarian) on January 30, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Yassa Chickpeas

Based on my review of vegan nutrition books, you can tell why I always try to eat a lot of beans. So much so, that when I travel and people want to know what I eat, I tell them that something as simple as vegetables and a can of chickpeas would suffice. My family is actually really good about making sure there is food for me, but I still have fun cooking in the kitchen while travelling.

Yassa Chickpeas

During our trip back home during the holidays, not only did I make a delicious dark chocolate peanut butter pie (delicious, definitely check it out), but I made this dish a few times. Basically, it is a simple dish of mustard/lemon-glazed root vegetables and chickpeas but I experimented each time I made it. While I could count on everyone having mustard available, every time was a bit different depending on what was in the kitchen. I learned that this is definitely better with garlic, tamari/soy sauce is preferred and while this is nice with carrots, the addition of parsnip is a fun twist. This is a great comforting dish for anyone looking to warm their kitchen with your oven. ;)

What did you think of the nutritional recommendations from the review? Do you feel like you eat enough of the different areas?

Yassa Chickpeas

This is my submission to this month’s Bookmarked Recipes.

PS. The winners for the nutrition books are: Rachel with Vegan For Her and Moo with Becoming Vegan Express. Congratulations!

Lemon-Mustard Glazed Carrots and Chickpeas (aka Yassa Chickpeas)
Inspired by Julia’s Vegan Kitchen

1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
2 tbsp pressed/minced garlic

1.5-2 cups cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained if canned
4 onions, sliced
2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
1 large parsnip, peeled and chopped

1. Preheat oven to 400F.

2. In a large oven-proof dish, place mustard, lemon juice, tamari and garlic. Mix together until smooth. Place chickpeas, chopped onions, carrots and parsnip. Mix in the sauce. Drizzle with a touch of oil if desired and season with salt and pepper, too, if needed. (I would not fault you if you decide you need more sauce, but I liked it well enough with this amount). Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes at 400F. Remove foil and bake for an additional 20-40 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.

Serves 3-4.

  1. I was absolutely thrilled to read I had won your giveaway this morning – thank you so much, you made my day =] As for this recipe, I cannot get enough of lentils right now, there is something about the subtly “crunch” of them that make my taste buds do a little dance each time I cook with them, so delicious! I will certainly be trying this recipe.


  2. His delicious is this!?!? Looks so amazing!

  3. Lovely, light and fresh x

  4. I love beans, and I always have a can in the pantry in case of (polar) emergency. I rarely bake them… this sound perfect for our little winter vortex.

  5. It looks great! Congrats :)

  6. This looks lovely and as you say, simple to mix up with kitchen staples. I love it when basic ingredients come together into something fancier than the sum of the parts :)

  7. Simple veg and chickpeas, together forever. :) I love the idea of a spicy mustard dressing here!

  8. I don’t think I’ve ever had the mustard and soy/tamari combination. Must give this a go, since I just tried to make mustard at home last weekend. :-D

  9. Awesome! I actually made Smitten Kitchen’s dijon-braised Brussels sprouts tonight, so I am totally back on the mustardy sour bandwagon!

  10. mmm, I know I’d love this. I honestly can’t imagine a life without beans now, especially not without chickpeas! I just checked back at the nutritional recommendations and think I’m doing ok. I’m only low on fruit and that’s not out of choice.

  11. Ha! This combination is exactly what I tossed through the veggies I’m eating right now. With chilli too, though.

    • Awesome! I love how we’re on the same page. :) Oddly enough, both kitchens I tried this out had no chile flakes! I guess Polish people don’t like spice. (And one didn’t eve have garlic…) BUT I think I will try that next time, though. Yum!

  12. Mmmm love how this is simple to make. My mom is pretty good about having food for me too, but I love simple meal ideas as I don’t expect her to cook for me.

  13. I never thought to roast veggies in a combination of mustard and lemon! Weird because Mustard is my absolute favourite condiment. This could be life altering :O

  14. […] 40% like cheese. It was 90% like cheese as the uncooked spread. With my recent infatuation with all things mustard, I thought it was perfect with a side of sauerkraut as well. (With a shout-out to this recipe that […]

  15. I am off to look at the pie, but before I do I wanted to say how much I love this dish.

  16. […] However, this is not Texas-style barbecue sauce, it hails from South Carolina. Mustard-loving Germans added a barbecue twist to their local sauce and it is wonderful. Not too sweet, a heavy hand with the vinegar and a perfect punch from the savoury spices. A perfect mix for me and my love of all things mustard. […]

  17. as you might possibly now know from the onslaught of comments on your mustard-related posts, I love mustard! I tend to keep several different varieties on hand but usually end up relegating it for use on sandwiches (which I eat regrettably un-often). I’ve never thought to roast vegetables with mustard. you’re blowing my mind with all these lovely mustard ideas and I have a feeling I’ll be plowing through my supply of mustard much more rapidly now!

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