Pulse Recipes

Absolutely scrumptious and very high in protein. These recipes are just the thing for a mum to be.

Adzuki Beans With Onions, Carrots & Ginger


225g of adzuki beans
1 piece kombu seaweed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
2 carrots, scrubbed and coarsely grated
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 whole garlic cloves peeled
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Pre-soak the adzuki beans and kombu overnight.
  2. Cook the beans and kombu for 40-50 minutes until tender. Heat oil in large saucepan and sauté the onion until soft.
  3. Add carrots, ginger and garlic and sauté for a further 5 minutes.
  4. Drain the adzuki beans of excess water, and add them to the onion mixture.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and serve with hot crusty bread.

Serves 4.

Marinated Chick Peas With Chilli, Lemon & Vietnamese Mint

This is a gorgeous, fresh, zangy dish especially when served with grilled fish. It’s perfect slightly mashed and smeared over toasted bread as a snack.


1 handful of fresh Vietnamese mint
340g chickpeas, soaked overnight
1 large potato, peeled
3 cloves garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons lemon juice
5 tablespoons olive oil
1 level teaspoon salt
1 level teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 medium chillies, halved, de-seeded and finely chopped


  1. Combine lemon juice, olive oil, salt and freshly ground black pepper into a dressing.
  2. Rinse soaked beans, add whole potato and garlic, and cover with water. Bring to the boil, place lid on and simmer gently for 1½ hours or until tender.
  3. Once chickpeas are cooked discard the potato and garlic, and drain. While still hot, toss through dressing, the chillies and Vietnamese mint.

Serves 6. Magnificently!

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