Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday Breakfast

Sunday breakfast

While a traditional weekday breakfast in our home is porridge of rolled rye and barley served with blueberries, for our weekends I usually treat my men with something different. I never know what it's going to be until I have my lazy Sunday morning cup of tea with a few pages of the book I am reading. Those are my 15-20 minutes of peaceful time while everyone is still asleep. This morning was no exception either.  
Then, I started making a batch of vegetable stock for a week. I prepared carrots, peppers, celery, onions, garlic, and zucchinis to go in the oven. Then I looked at the baking pan before sending it to the oven a breakfast idea "hit" me: pancakes! But not your usual pancakes with buttermilk and syrup. I wanted something with spicy kick in it, and some vegetables. So... chickpea-zucchini pancakes with a spicy parsley-garlic sauce... to wake up all the senses!

Chickpea-zucchini pancakes with a spicy parsley-garlic sauce


  • 4 zucchinis, shredded
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 hipping tablespoons chickpea flour
  • 1 tablespoon amaranth
  • 1 tablespoon corn flour
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dry dill
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Shredded zucchini
Mix all the ingredients together to form a batter and let it rest for about 15 minutes. Preheat non-stick skillet, add a few drops of oil, and spoon butter to form small pancakes. Cook about 1 minute, and flip it on the other side. The color should be golden-brown. If it's too dark, turn the heat to a medium high or even a medium. Taste the first pancake for the seasoning, and adjust, if needed, to your taste.

Handful of parsley ...
and the other ingredients for the sauce
Spicy parsley-garlic sauce (dressing):

  • 1 handful parsley
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp sour cream (or plain yogurt)
  • juice from one lemon
  • 1 generous tbsp shredded Pecorino Romano cheese

Whiz it the ingredients in a blender or a food processor to a creamy consistency and serve.

Parsley-garlic sauce is a perfect dressing for any vegetables

Spice up your day!

What was your breakfast today?

Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian


  1. These pancakes look great. I hoping to grow some courgettes this year, so this recipe may make it onto my plate.

    My breakfast this morning by the way was toast with mushrooms.

  2. Oh, I love this idea....zucchini pancakes sound like my kind of breakfast :)

  3. I love that they are gluten free too! I have been into savory breakfasts recently, but this morning breakfast was yogurt - my typical workday breakfast!

  4. I feel really unhealthy now I had a fried egg sandwich, and dorest cereal with banana apple and yogurt. However i did do a 9 mile walk today spend 1 hour in the garden so I worked it off I figure! :)

  5. hahahahahahaha. My dear friend Marina, and I thought I was the only one who makes strange culinary inventions, but you beat me by far. this breakfast of yours is a breakfast of champions. bravo!!!, I loved it from start to finish.

    My breakfast is not less rare than yours, but as I said before you beat me. I prepare a sweet omelet with papaya and green apple. How about that?

    Hugs my friend

  6. Hi Marina, I see myself cooking that breakfast. The parsley garlic sauce sounds interesting with these pancakes. How did you like amaranth flour and chickpeas flour?

  7. delicious breakfast colourful
    like zucchini fritters

  8. What a great idea making a savoury pancake! :D I like the sound of the sauce too in place of a syrup or jam :)

  9. Oh yum. I much prefer a savoury breakfast. I don't have much of a sweet tooth. The sauce looks good too.

  10. Marina the pancakes look yum, but for me stealing the show is the spicy parsley and garlic sauce...that looks so delish and I love the pale green colour...perfect!

  11. Usually my breakfast consists of coffee (in massive amounts), and, if I'm lucky, cereal. I would love to be able to start off my day with these pancakes! The parsley garlic sauce looks amazing!!

  12. Love everything you are offering! this is one perfect breakfast; very creative pancakes.

  13. wow I want to come to your house for breakfast

  14. Oh, spicy parsley garlic sauce sounds AWESOME! Um. I had a banana and toast with meyer lemon curd for breakfast. And coffee. Simple but tasty :D

  15. This looks delicious and it's certainly nutritious. What a nice change from the usual breakfast routine! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  16. Thats it. I am going to make that spicy parsley garlic sauce and surprise my wife :-)

  17. This is a very good recipe and the presentation is excellent. Well done you!


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