Kou (chordwhisper) wrote in vegancooking,

What to add to this recipe?

I want to make the Chickpea Broccoli Casserole from Vegan with a Vengeance, but the author says it is somewhat bland, and I like my food to be flavorful. What should I add to it for more flavor? I'm thinking garlic and lemon juice. Anything else I should add? Does lemon juice even turn out well in a baked dish?

If you couldn't tell I'm an incredibly novice cook. :(

Here is the recipe copied from the link:

Chickpea Broccoli Casserole
Serves 4

Three 16-ounce cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 large onion, quartered and thinly sliced
3 large carrots, grated (about 2 cups)
1 head broccoli, cut into small florets (about 4 cups)
2 tablespoons thinly sliced chives
1/2 cup bread crumbs (preferably whole wheat)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup vegetable broth
1 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350º F.

In a large bowl, mash the chickpeas well, using a potato masher or firm fork. It takes about 2 minutes to get the right consistency. Add the vegetables and mix well. Add the bread crumbs and mix; then add the oil, and mix again. Finally, add the vegetable broth and salt, and mix one last time.

Transfer all ingredients to a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish (preferably glass or ceramic). Press the mixture firmly into the casserole. Cover with foil, and bake for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for 15 more minutes.

Courtesy of Isa Chandra-Moskowitz, Vegan with a Vengeance.
Tags: -adapting recipes, main dishes-casseroles

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