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Chickpea & kale hash recipe

Chickpea & kale hash

A great alternative brunch. Serve with portobello mushrooms, homemade baked beans and a poached egg


For the hash

  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 400g chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 200g sweet potato
  • 200g potato
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted 
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • large handful of kale roughly chopped

For the baked beans

  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon english mustard paste, or 1/4 tsp powder
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon dark muscavado sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 400g tin haricot beans, drained and rinsed


  1. Gently fry the onion in a saucepan for about 8 mins until soft. You may need to add a splash of water to the pan. Add the garlic and cook for a few mins.
  2. Meanwhile, transfer the chickpeas to a food processor and roughly blitz on the pulse setting a couple of times. Set aside into a bowl.
  3. Peel the sweet potato and potato. Grate the sweet potato and add to the bowl with the chickpeas.
  4. Lay a clean tea towel down on a work surface. Grate the potato and roll up the tea towel to bunch around the grated potato. Rinse under cold water to remove some of the starch. Squeeze out as much excess water as possible. Open up the tea towel and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add all the remaining ingredients along with the grated potato to the chickpea mixture.
  6. Heat a large non-stick frying pan and add some mixture to the pan. You can use a ladle to do this or rings if you have them.
  7. Once browned on one side, flip over and brown the other side.
  8. Serve with homemade baked beans, roasted portobello mushroom and a poached egg.

For the baked beans

  1. Cook off the onions in a saucepan with a little oil for 6-8 mins until soft. You may need to add a splash of water to the pan if needed.
  2. Add the garlic, thyme, mustard, cloves, worcestershire, sugar, vinegar and tomato paste.
  3. sugar, tomato paste, spices, tomatoes, vinegar, worcestershire sauce and thyme. Rinse out the tomato tin and add the water to the pan.
  4. Cook over a medium heat for 5 mins or until the sauce thickens. You can crush the sauce slightly with a potato masher or roughly blitz with a hand held mixer for a smoother texture.
  5. Lower the heat and stir through the haricot beans. Cook for 2-3 mins.

Recipe by Jody Spencer

Taste Buds chef: Jody Spencer

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