Thursday, 24 January 2019

Black chickpea and sweet potato frittata bites

I made these Black Chickpea and Sweet Potato frittata Bites over the festive period. 

I had some friends coming over for a few hours, so wanted to make some light bites and nibbles for them which included these Black chickpea and sweet potato frittata, which was sliced into bite size pieces.  Its both sweet and savoury.  You can see the studded black chickpeas and orange sweet potato chunks with a flicker of red here and there from a red pepper.  It was nice to nibble. 

As usual, I made way too much of this Black chickpea and sweet potato frittata bites. I wanted to give some to my guests to take home, but they were on their way somewhere else, so I ended up giving it to D to take into work the following day for his lunch at work.  He very much enjoyed it.  

I would like to add this is perhaps one of the easiest recipes to veganize by substituting the eggs for chickpea flour.  In fact, I may do that one day. 

By the way have you noticed that the food on my blog this week has been mostly burnished brown colours?!  

Black Chickpeas and Sweet Potato Frittata Bites

Serves a crowd as part of a buffet
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, finely sliced
4 small sweet potatoes, chopped into small bite size pieces.
1 x canned black or traditional chickpeas
1/2 red pepper, sliced into small pieces
Optional: 1 tablespoon dried fenugreek
Pinch of chilli flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
6 eggs, beaten

Heat the oil in a frying pan. 
Saute the onion and cook until soften, then add the garlic and saute for a minutes, before stirring in the sweet potatoes, red pepper and fenugreek if using and chilli flakes.  
Cook on medium heat until soft.
Season with salt and pepper.   
Set aside to cool.
In a bowl, beat the eggs together, then carefully stir in the cooled sweet potatoes.
Divide between 2 x 8 inch square greased or non-stick ovenproof baking tray.

Bake in oven, gas mark 4/180oc for 25 - 30 minutes of until set. 
Allow to cool, before slicing into bite size pieces.


  1. this is so pretty and looks great for entertaining

  2. They look delicious, I'll certainly give them a try, ideal for the lunchbox, thanks.


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