AMAZING Chickpea Fries & Vegan Tzatziki 💥

  • katma 26 Kas 2021
  • Today we show you how to make these incredible chickpea fries and some vegan tzatziki to go with it. This combo is on another level! Both are pretty simple to make and extremely tasty. It would make a great appetizer if you are having people over that would please any palate! We both actually couldn't believe how delicious this combo is.

    Have you ever had chickpea fries?

    Chickpea Fries recipe
    2 cups water
    1 cup chickpea flour
    1 tsp olive oil
    1/2 tsp salt
    Optional spices:
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    1/2 tsp onion powder
    1/2 tsp garlic powder

    1. Pour 1 cup of water into a medium sauce pan along with olive oil and salt and bring to a boil.
    2. In a separate bowl, add remaining water, chickpea flour, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Whisk together until mostly smooth.
    3. Add the chickpea flour mix to the boiling water and turn down to a simmer (medium heat), stirring constantly until it gets very thick. It will take at least 5-6 minutes.
    4. Spread the mixture to your desired thickness on a non-stick baking tray or silicone sheet and allow to cool.
    5. Once it’s cool, cut into fries and roast at 400 f for 20 minutes, flipping and baking for another 5-10 minutes until the edges turn golden brown and the fries are crispy.
    6. Serve hot with your favourite dip!

    Vegan Tzatziki
    1/2 cup unflavoured/unsweetened vegan yogurt
    1/2 a lemon, juice
    1 garlic clove
    1/4 cup of soaked cashews (1/4 cup before soaking)
    2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
    1/4 of a cucumber, grated
    1-2 pinches of salt

    Directions: 1. Blend the yogurt, lemon juice, and cashews together in a blender until smooth
    2. Pour into a bowl and stir in the rest of the ingredients until well mixed.
    3. Serve immediately or chill it in the fridge (this helps it thicken up).

    0:00 Intro
    1:20 How to make chickpea fries
    2:54 Cutting up the fries & into the oven
    6:15 How to make vegan tzatziki
    11:47 Tasting everything
    Thanks for watching!


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  • evi demment

    Hi there Derek! Thank you for my country's recipe! Just a thing though: tzatziki is better if you grate the cucumber in a separate bowl and you squeeze the water out of it ;-) Try it, believe me it's worth it!

  • Plant Powered

    I love this idea. In Italy we use chickpea flour for something we call farinata, which is basically a very thin oven-baked "pizza" style dish. It looks like a very thin pizza crust, with no toppings. Usually it's made with LOTS of olive oil, they put salt and rosemary on it and enjoy it as a main dish with veggies or, I believe, even with bread sandwich style. It's done by mixing chickpea flour with water, usually you let it sit and remove the foam that is created on top (don't ask me why 😂). I see this recipe has some extra steps and the batter is thicker to get fries. I really want to try it! Somebody also mentioned polenta.. indeed with leftover polenta, cut out in strips like this, you can also make a sort of fries-style dish. Super cool ideas. I love it that you show these ideas you find and replicate, it shows that plant foods are fun and versatile!

  • katerina leoudi

    Hallo Derek and Crystal!

  • SusanArruda

    I first tried these at the Chickpea Restaurant in Vancouver last year!! 💪 Very cool and I'm definitely putting this on my to make list! Thank you for sharing and listing it all in your description! You're amazing; both of you!!!💕

  • Colleen Collins

    I love this! Chickpea flour is so versatile and amazing. I haven't tried making fries with it yet but I'm definitely looking forward to it now. If you guys have the Forager brand of plain cashew yogurt where you live please try it out. I use it all the time for dips and dressings. It's amazing. Iv'e been a subscriber for years now and let me just say that I love when you guys dance and get silly. It's one of the reasons I subscribed. Keep being silly and positive. Also I love when you have outtakes at the end lol

  • Ella Farricielli

    Having Crystal in the kitchen always elevates the video to the next level ❤️

  • Ben Grunewald

    Add the salt after it boils to avoid pitting on your nice stainless steel cookware. Looks so good. I've made farinata before so I know I'd love these.

  • Fabio Pedrazzoli Grazioli

    Great recipe guys, very inspiring, I love also to see you both kidding in the kitchen together : )

  • Corey Le
    Corey Le  +17

    Definitely giving this a try! Thanks Crystal and Derek!

  • Zauber-Wort CK

    You two are so cute together, I really enjoyed watching this, especially your little dancey-dance while the sauce was blending! 😁 Great recipe, too, as always. Much love from a German subscriber!

  • Tyler Marentette

    Just what we all needed. A Simnett and Crystal video 🤙

  • auralglory

    Love seeing you two together in the kitchen! Vegan couple goals 💕 Also, I make chickpea flour by just putting chickpeas in the vitamix and blending for 60 seconds. Wayyyy cheaper than buying it ready. Be forewarned: it gets LOUD!! I make sure my cat is in another room and have earplugs in hahah

  • • LOLLI • V

    Wow that’s so interesting, not what I expected to see at all but so much easier than I thought! Look forward to trying the fries and I LOVE tzatziki so thanks for these recipes!! 👏🏼💚😁

  • veganrunner- est2021

    Awesome video as usually! I'm going to make these for my children for an after school tea with homemade baked beans and a ton of veggies.

  • Rich McBride

    I haven't even watched this yet, but this must be amazing. My three year old son absolutely loves chickpeas and fries...I think you just made his week!

  • Arianna Schirò

    This is so so similar to something we make in Sicily called “panelle”. It’s exactly the same process, but we also add parsley to them and cut them in squares to then dip fry them. We have them inside a soft bread roll with a spritz of fresh lemon juice and it’s amazing 🤩

  • Florian Kelle

    In preparation, it looks similar to Burmese tofu. Been making that for a while but never thought about turning it into fries!

  • RATsHippi

    This reminds me of a recipe I saw years ago for making Burmese tofu - which is a garbonzo bean flour version that doesn't require fermenting or soy. Thanks for reminding me how to do that! :o)

  • Sarah M
    Sarah M  +3

    Totally trying the fries! Next time you make the sauce, squeeze the water out of your cucumber! It’ll make a difference to the end product 👍👌

  • Lorraine

    Never tried chickpea fries, but I’m going to! I do make thin chickpea (besan flour) pancakes in a dry hot pan that I put salad or stir fry into and roll up and eat. The pancakes are basically just equal parts flour and water (very runny) with a bit of flavour like tumeric and onion powder.