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After almost 12 months of delays, I’m super stoked to say Eat Well for Less is coming back on our screens this coming Tuesday. Feeling like the timing is right for this show. I’m always humbled to be allowed into people’s homes like the ones we have visited this season and I can tell you we have been really challenged. Food has never been as expensive as it is now. Tune in on Tuesday at 7.30 pm on TVNZ one as it’s really been a challenge this season saving some money, and I just hope we can help save a few bucks for you too.

This week I’m doing one of my favourite veggie dishes from season one. My Throw-out Spiced Roasted Veggie & Chickpea Salad.

  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • Spiced salt
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Warm chickpea salsa
  • 2 x 330 ml can chickpeas, drained well
  • ½ cup coriander and mint, roughly chopped (reserve some for garnish)
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed 6 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 lemon, juiced & zested Salt & pepper

Heat oven to 180 degrees. Place the vegetables into a large bowl and toss through oil and spiced salt.
Then into a roasting tray ensuring all the veggies are single layer. Bake for 20 minutes before tossing and cooking for a further 5 minutes while you make the chickpea salsa.
Once the veggies are cooked and whilst they are still hot, toss through the chickpea salsa, garnish with the mint and corinader leaves and serve while its still hot.
For the chickpea salad
Place the chickpeas into a bowl, combine all the ingredients, and mix well.