...and brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favorite things.There is so much good in this one easy dish. Bell peppers are my favorite vegetable--particularly the red ones. Grapes, when roasted, take on an entirely ethereal sweetness and juciness. They actually burst in your mouth, like some sort of natural Gushers fruit snack. And fennel, with it's crispness and slight anise/black licorice flavor is a new muse of mine. Filling, hearty chickpeas combine with these to ground the whole thing.
The health benefits of each of these ingredients are also astounding. Scientists and nutritionists agree grapes and bell peppers are two of the best things you can eat--I'll leave it at that.
This goes great with roast pork or chicken, or just eaten straight off the pan. Did I mention this comes together in about 5 minutes?
Recipe, from Whole Living by Martha Stewart: