I made these Chickpea Ravioli for a client. I used the Macadamia Nut “Ricotta” for the filling. I have made these using a pasta maker attachment and also rolling them out with a rolling pin. The attachment gives you a more consistent thickness in the ravioli, but might take a little bit getting used to working with. You might want to try them first rolling them out with a rolling pin, until you are used to working with the dough.
The dough takes a little bit to get used to, but once you get the feel of it it works beautifully. It is a very stiff dough and does not have the same elasticity as a regular pasta dough. I just want you to know that, so you do not think that you have done something wrong.
You do not have to cut them in circles. You could cut them into squares, which will probably take less time. I just like the way the circles look. This recipe makes about 14-16 individual ravioli.
- 3 c chickpea flour + some for rolling out
- 1/2 c water
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
- 1 tsp parsley, dried
Add all the ingredients into a food processor. Process until the dough looks like little pebbles.
Transfer dough mixture into a large bowl. Press mixture together forming a dough ball.
Roll the dough out in between to pieces of wax paper that is dusted with some chickpea flour. Roll the dough to about 1/8 – 1/4 inch thick.
I usually roll them out in small batches. It just makes the dough easier to work with.
Cut ravioli into desired shapes. Put a dollop of the Macadamia Nut Ricotta in the center of the ravioli. Place another piece of the ravioli on the top. Press the edges together with your fingers, then using a fork crimp the edges.
Cook these in a gentle boil of water. You do not want them to break apart. They are done when the ravioli float to the top of the water. It takes hardly any time at all.
Note: These can be frozen and then cooked at a later time. To freeze them: lay them out in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze. When they are frozen you can transfer them to a container and then freeze them for future use.
Note: These would be great served with my Spinach Pesto.
Serve. Eat. Enjoy.