Chickpea and Portobello “Meat”loaf


Last week I went with my class to the Hamilton Farmers Market. Whenever I visit the market I make a point of visiting a little old Jamaican lady that sells the BEST Jamaican curry powder in the city. This little woman is a real firecracker and if you ponder over her wares but don’t move along quickly, she will be sure to shoo you away from her beans quickly as to not block the view of the on coming shoppers.

I asked her for delicious curry powder and she gave me a zip bag full of brilliant yellow powder and I handed her my money. She had to give me change so she scrounged around in her massive purse. After dumping out the entire contents she finally located enough change and proudly passed it on and said, “dat the best curry” and she flashed her somewhat toothless smile.

Although this recipe calls for cumin I thought this would be the perfect dish to incorporate some of that wonderful curry I bought at the market. You could also substitute the cumin for turmeric.

This beautifully dense dish is filling and full of flavour. I used a very large portabello including the stem. Also, due to the fact that there is a lot of ingredience I would suggest processing it in stages with your food processor unless you have a very large one. I started with the mushroom and the chickpeas then the rest of the ingredients leaving the breadcrumbs for last. Just be sure to mix it well to incorporate everything.

There are 8.2g net carbs, 3.5g protein and 4 Weight Watchers points per serving.



Chickpea and Portobello “Meat”loaf Recipe

By kimmy Published: April 24, 2015

  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Ready In: 45 mins

Calories: 129 | Fat: 9.2g | Protein: 3.5g | Carbs: 9.1g | Fibre: 0.9g | WW Points: 4



  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl except panko and mix together.
  3. Use a hand blender or a food processor to roughly blend them together without creating a paste.
  4. Add breadcrumbs, mix together and spoon into a greased loaf pan.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes or until the edges are crispy. Serve hot.
By |2017-09-25T16:28:17+00:00April 24th, 2015|Dinner, Low Carb, Recipes, Vegetarian, WW Friendly|

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Hello and thanks for popping by! My name is Kim and I love to cook low carbs recipes, desserts, salads and soups. I am always on the hunt for new recipes to make over. My husband Paul was diagnosed with slow onset Type 1 diabetes (LADA) over 5 years ago so we were forced to change the way we did things when it came to cooking. We have always been a healthy and active family. I play soccer, we both run 3-4 times per week and walk 5km most week days after dinner. Our kids play soccer and rugby and are no strangers to a healthy lifestyle. Spending time in the kitchen is always time well spent in my humble opinion and I love to share my cooking successes with you here. There may be hiccups along the way but we keep going and I hope our passion for food translates to your kitchen. Feel free to explore and remember to check us out on Face Book, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr.

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