Think back if you will past the onslaught of deals on Cyber Monday, the chaos of Black Friday, to the food fest of last Thursday. You may remember from my earlier post on vegan Thanksgiving ideas that I was planning on trying something new this year – the Festive Chickpea Tart from Dreena Burton. (The recipe is available here and in her newest cookbook, Let Them Eat Vegan!)
Dreena’s recipes are no stranger to my Thanksgiving table, as I’ve enjoyed her mushroom gravy and cranberry sauce many times over. For the main attraction, this year I decided to try something outside of those seitan standards and try my hand at her Festive Chickpea Tart. Baked in a whole wheat pie crust, the tart is filled with a combination of smashed and whole chickpeas, walnuts, spinach, and dried cranberries. Added to that are wonderful fall herbs – parsley and thyme.