Eating a casserole for lunch seemed a bit much but I had been to the gym for two hours this morning and was hungry. Like yesterday’s tin of pea soup, before heating it up, I sniffed it (I don’t have a fetish for sniffing things in tins, honest). It smelt tomatoey. According to the tin, it contained chickpeas, tomatoes, onions, water, red pepper, green pepper, olive oil, garlic, sea salt, and herbs and spices. Nothing scary there, then (except maybe the unspecified herbs and spices; why can’t they say what the herbs and spices are? Still, better than mystery meat, eh?)
This can be microwaved for 5 minutes or heated on the hob for 7 or 8 minutes. I poured it into a bowl (it’s a bit lumpy for a mug, it is a casserole after all) and put it in the microwave. The casserole was mostly chickpeas (it is the first ingredient in the list, so this was to be expected) with a few lumps of red and green pepper and had a pleasant tomatoey taste with a chilli kick. I really enjoyed this although I would call it more of a hearty soup than a casserole.
The Spanish Chickpea Casserole costs around £2 for a 400g tin, contains 200 calories per tin and is vegetarian and vegan.