• Danny Joyce

OAT-alicious Summer Recipes from Flahavan’s

Whether the sun is shining or you’ve had to retreat back inside, summer is a time to celebrate with delicious recipes! Flahavan’s recipes are the perfect lazy summer dishes and are the ideal for sharing with all the family or friends not to mention they perfect for pairing with something chilled an fruity! These Flahavan’s three oaty inspired recipes cover all bases and are quick, easy and most importantly t-OAT-lly delicious!


Chickpea and Spinach Koftas with Pink Pickled Onion, Tahini Sauce and Oat Flat Breads Serves 2 | Takes 55 minutes

INGREDIENTS: For the Koftas • 1 x 400g tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed • 15g fresh coriander, chopped • 2 tsp cumin seeds • 1 tsp paprika • ½ tsp turmeric • Salt and pepper • 1 minced clove garlic • A large handful of spinach • 2 tbsp gram (or plain flour) • 5 tbsp Flahavan’s Organic Jumbo Oats • Olive oil to fry

For the Pink Pickled Onions: • ½ a small red onion, finely sliced • Juice of half a lemon

For the Flat Breads: • 250g plain flour, plus extra for dusting • 1 and ½ tsp baking powder • 250g plain yogurt • 3 tbsp Flahavan’s Organic Jumbo Oats • Pinch of salt • 1 tbsp melted butter

For the Tahini Sauce: • 2 tbsp tahini • Juice of half a lemon • Salt and pepper

METHOD: • Place the chickpeas, coriander, spinach, cumin seeds, turmeric, paprika and minced garlic in a food processor and process until the mixture comes together.

• Tip into a bowl and add the gram (or plain flour), Flahavan’s Organic Jumbo Oats and season to taste with salt and pepper. Work this into the mixture using your hands. • Use two spoons to shape the mixture into 8-10 Koftas, and place to one side. • Put the sliced red onion in a small bowl, cover with hot water and leave aside.

• After 10 minutes, drain and squeeze out the excess water, place the onion in a small bowl and season with salt. Then, stir in the juice of half a lemon and leave to one side. • Mix together the tahini and lemon juice. Following this, dilute the mixture with enough water to achieve a pourable consistency and season generously with salt and pepper. • To make the flat breads, tip the flour into a mixing bowl and whisk in the baking powder, 2 tbsp Flahavan’s Organic Jumbo Oats and a pinch of salt.

• Add the yogurt to the mix and stir with the handle of a wooden spoon until the mixture starts to come together.

• Use your hands to form the dough and knead until soft and springy (about 5 mins), adding in a little more flour if it starts to feel too sticky. • Divide the dough into 4 equal sized pieces. Generously flour a clean work surface and rolling pin and roll the dough into the desired shape for your flat breads.

• Sprinkle over the remaining Flahavan’s Organic Jumbo Oats and lightly press them into the dough using the rolling pin. • Heat a large frying pan or griddle pan over a medium heat and cook the flat breads for a couple of minutes on each side until golden brown and puffed.

• Brush them with a little of the melted butter and keep warm by covering them with a clean tea towel. • Heat 3 tbsp of olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the koftas and cook for a couple of minutes on each side until browned and crisped on all sides. • To serve, place the koftas onto your flat breads, along with a handful of the pink pickles and some salad. Drizzle with the tahini sauce, and enjoy!

Tomato and Mascarpone Oat Galette Serves 4 | Takes 90 minutes

INGREDIENTS: For the Galette: • 95g Flahavan’s Organic Jumbo Oats • 2 tbsp coarse polenta • 200g plain flour¼ tsp salt • 130g chilled butter, cubed. • 30g finely grated pecorino cheese • 2-3 tbsp ice cold water

For the Filling: • 2 large tomatoes, sliced (5cm thick)

• 400g mixed colour cherry tomatoes, halved • 120g mascarpone cheese • 2 tbsp pesto • 2 basil leaves, finely sliced • 1 tbsp olive oil • 1 egg, beaten • Salt and pepper to season

METHOD: • Remove 2 tbsp Flahavan’s Organic Porridge Oats and set aside. Place the remaining oats in a food processor and process to a fine flour-like consistency. • In a bowl, mix the ground oats with the flour, pecorino, polenta and salt. Using your fingertips, rub in the chilled butter until you have a breadcrumb-like consistency.

• Mix in enough water to bring the pastry together and stir through using a butter knife.

• Then, using your hands, form a flat disc. Wrap the pastry and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. • Meanwhile, sprinkle salt over the tomatoes and place in a sieve or colander. Set over a bowl for 30 minutes to remove any excess water and pat dry with kitchen roll.

• Sprinkle the basil, olive oil and plenty of black pepper over the tomatoes. • Place the chilled pastry between 2 sheets of parchment paper and roll out into a rough circle, around 5 mm thick.

• Sprinkle the remaining oats over the top of the pastry and run the rolling pin over a couple of times to stick them down.

• Place the parchment back on top of the pastry and flip onto a flat baking tray, with the oat coated side facing down.

• Remove the top layer of parchment and spread over the mascarpone cheese, leaving a 5cm edge. Dot over the pesto and layer the tomatoes on top. • Bring the edges up over the filling to form a crust and brush with a little beaten egg. • Bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until golden brown round the edges.

• Leave to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


Chicken Goujons Serves 15 | Takes 25 minutes

INGREDIENTS: • 450g Chicken • 50g Plain Flour • 150g Flahavan’s Oats • 2 Eggs • 2 tbsp Olive Oil • 400g Potatoes • 200g Butterhead Lettuce • 2 Tomatoes

METHOD: • Pre-heat the oven to 200°C Set up 3 bowls, the first with flour and a little salt and pepper to season, the second with the eggs beaten, the third with Flahavan’s Oats. • Chop the chicken into thumb sized strips. • Dip the chicken strips into flour, then egg, then Flahavan’s Oats. • Spread the oil over the baking tray and then lay the goujons on the tray and cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes turning over halfway through. • Peel potatoes and boil until soft. Serve with a side salad of lettuce and tomato.

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