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At Gather Restaurant in Berkeley, CA, Sean Baker serves the chickpea cake with the salad plus seasonal additions like stinging nettles, braised black trumpet mushrooms, and pine-nut salsa.

Sean Baker
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Credit: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Kevin Crafts

Recipe Summary

total:
1 hr
Yield:
Serves 6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Make chickpea cake: Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a large, wide pot over medium heat. Cook onion, stirring often, until translucent, about 7 minutes. Add broth and heat until simmering. Sprinkle in chickpea flour and yeast, whisking until smooth.

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  • Transfer mixture to a food processor. Purée until as smooth as baby food. Stir in thyme, fava leaves, and salt. Pour into a greased 9- by 13-in. baking dish. Lay a sheet of plastic wrap on top and use your hand to level mixture. Chill until cold, at least 1 1/2 hours and up to 2 days.

  • Invert cake onto a cutting board. Cut into 12 squares, then cut each square again diagonally to make 24 triangles.

  • Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Working in batches, brown triangles, turning once, 8 minutes total; add oil as needed. Set on 6 plates.

  • Make salad: Toss arugula, fennel fronds, parsley, and half the vinaigrette in a bowl. Spoon salad over chickpea triangles and serve remaining dressing on the side.

  • *Find chickpea flour and nutritional yeast at natural-food stores or well-stocked grocery stores. Find fava leaves at farmers' markets; if using spinach leaves instead, increase chickpea flour to 2 cups.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving with 3 tbsp. dressing. Total time does not include chilling time.

Source

Gather Restaurant, Berkeley, CA

Nutrition Facts

395 calories; calories from fat 61%; protein 9.2g; fat 28g; saturated fat 3.9g; carbohydrates 30g; fiber 6.2g; sodium 987mg; cholesterol 0mg.
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