Iron Chef Challenge #1

I usually post these on my own site, but since I have a theme this year, we’re doing this on the MoFo blog!

The VeganMoFo Iron Chef challenge is simple.  I post an ingredient or two on Friday, then on Sunday evening I will gather up the links and post them in a special round-up.  There are no winners, and the only rule is that you have to come up with an original dish, not using a recipe from a book or the internet (edited to add that you also have to make something new, not an old blog post that so happens to involve the ingredient).  Just comment on this entry with the link to your blog post by Sunday, 3 pm CST to participate.

And the secret ingredient is…




You can use dried, fresh, chickpea flour, you can use hummus (totally counts), whatever!  Have fun and be creative.

Allez Végétalien Cuisine!

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59 Responses to Iron Chef Challenge #1

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  2. Ali Seiter says:

    Also known as socca, cecina is a vegan pancake of chickpea flour popular in France and Italy. This recipe for Zucchini Cecina with Guacamole, Greens, and Cherry tomatoes will have you hooked on the baked chickpea deliciousness.

  3. oooh,.. heres my Chole(thats what we call our form of Chana masala) recipe. Also included is my own from scratch chana masala spice blend( chama masala curry powder).

  4. I also made these Sweet Chickpea flour balls. These are vegan version of an indian chickpea dessert. Gluten free option and my own twist. Chickpea flour, semolina, quinoa flour, cardamom, cashews and raisins, and coconut oil.

  5. Christine says:

    I just made some spiced chickpea crackers (which are also gluten-free) to help shovel up all of the smoked eggplant I’ve been craving lately, mmm.

  6. Chickatater salad – it’s my new favorite meal to put on repeat. Quick, easy, and oh so yummy. And it’s fun to say. 😉

  7. Libby Smith says:

    I have a can of organic chickpeas and a full work weekend. I’ll make something in an hour or less based on what I have in my kitchen. Exciting! This is how I cook often…

  8. Danni says:

    I few days ago I made some apple pie hummus that is perfect for this challenge!

  9. Justine says:

    Brilliant! I didn’t know what to make for lunch today but this inspired me to make a spicy chick pea soup using green chillis from the garden with some tasty spices to warm us up. I also finally got to use the butternut squash I grew in the garden LAST summer! Thanks for the inspiration! Here’s the link:

  10. Fattopotamus says:

    Eek, what time is that in Australia? I suck at time zones.

  11. I’d love to participate! I’m the chickpeas queen.

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  13. panda cookie says:

    I roasted some chickpeas and ate them right up. A bit lacking in innovative creativity but inspired by mofo.

  14. My Snickerdoodle Dip’s hidden ingredient is chickpeas!! You would never know cause this is pure dessert heaven.

  15. choirqueer says:

    Is there any way that we could get little more lead time between when the ingredients are posted and the deadline for the recipe? That would make it possible for me to budget the ingredient into my groceries for the week…and for something like chickpeas that needs to soak overnight first, give me enough time to actually prepare it!

    Alternately, is it okay to post a recipe that I’ve made before but have never posted online before?

    Thanks for doing this! I hope I can participate!

  16. Kelly says:

    I made vegan “Hot Pockets,” but I am calling them “Bosillos Calientes” so I don’t get sued. Here’s the link:

  17. Ok I made something new for this challenge too!.. phew.. we do need some lead time i say..
    Apple Chickpea Fries! who wants potato fries anymore!

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  20. TuxedoCat says:

    Here is the link to my Chickpea & Red Quinoa Salad! Enjoy!

  21. Fattopotamus says:

    Not sure if this is in time or not, but wanted to share it anyway!
    Chicchini Canoes :)

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  23. I made super easy Chickpea Chick’n Patties using typical poultry seasonings.

    Here’s the link:

    This was fun! :)

  24. The simple recipe I concocted is Chickpea and Peanut Buttercream Frosting for cupcakes or to be used in a streudel.

    View here at:

    Hope y’all are having a wonderful Tofurky weekend…well the canadians at least.

  25. Amy Ostroff says:

    I made a warming chickpea and cauliflower curry to welcome my darling Jonny O home from the hospital:

  26. Rithika says:

    Here’s mine: Spicy Chana Masala/ Chole without any onions and garlic! Read on to find out why!

  27. Niru says:

    Mine is methi chole with cashew malai (Fenugreek leaves & chickpeas in cashew cream). Its a chickpea version of methi-malai-matar (fenugreek-cream-peas), which I’ve been wanting to make for a while.

  28. TOMORROW’S POST fits the criteria for this contest:
    My Monday post at “Tofu-n-Sprouts” is in the queue ready to post first thing in the AM – to VEGETABLE-TOMATO-HUMMUS SAUCE ( but it won’t be posted until tomorrow.
    Hoping that’ll still count?

  29. Danni says:

    Poo…I’m 26 minutes late…I was gonna post my new recipe (well, new last night…) for raw chocolate chip cookies…. but here it is anyways, even if it doesn’t count!

  30. corrina says:

    i made a buttercream frosting with chickpeas in it, and it tastes good.

  31. Annie says:

    Smoky Cayenne and Tomato Rosemary Hummus Duo –

  32. Darn! I missed this one this week. But Fred will probably be grateful!

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  35. Genki Kitty says:

    So much fun! How do we get notices of each week’s challenge? I’d love to do it this last week but missed it.

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