Meatless Monday with Vegan Paella-style Barley with Chickpeas
Welcome (back) to the Miratel blog for the latest entry in our Meatless Monday vegan recipe series. Miratel took the Meatless Monday pledge to support reducing meat consumption 15% by eliminating it one day per week to preserve the health of our planet. We consider our support of this great movement part of our CSR business strategies as it spreads awareness of the impact of our food choices on our environment.
Paella is a traditional Spanish rice dish that is normally loaded with a variety of vegetables, fish, meat and sometimes beans seasoned with saffron and good olive oil. That is the traditional version. Today we bring you a Paella-style recipe that swaps the rice for barley, keeps the beans and leaves the fish and meat where they belong – alive on the earth or in the sea. Today’s creative and delicious recipe comes from Cadry’s Kitchen – a great vegan website worthy of a gander.
Vegan Paella-style Barley with Chickpeas Ingredients
Image courtesy of cadryskitchen.com/
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup pearled barley, rinsed and sorted
- 1 pinch saffron threads
- 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 leek, remove root and dry leafy ends, slice white and light green parts into thin half moons (about one cup)
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 pound Roma tomatoes, chopped into medium-sized pieces (about four large Romas)
- 3 stalks of jarred hearts of palm, sliced (or 4 jarred artichoke hearts, quartered)
- ½ red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1 cup cooked and drained chickpeas
- ¼ cup roasted pistachios, chopped
- ¼ cup green olives, sliced
- Salt and pepper, to taste
For the complete instructions on how to make this amazing Paella-style Barley with Chickpeas, please follow this link to the recipe on Cadry’s Kitchen.
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