Friday, June 12, 2009

Recipe- Chickpea Salad

I'm going to move the ill-named recipe of the week to a weekly post. This way, when I want the recipe again, I can find it easily. This week, I am posting my new favorite recipe from Jamie Oliver's site. I love Jamie Oliver. And I love this salad. It's so good.

Summer Chickpea Salad

  1. small red onion, peeled
  2. 1-2 fresh red chillies, seeded
  3. 2 handfuls of cherry or grape tomatoes
  4. 2 lemons
  5. extra virgin olive oil
  6. sea salt
  7. freshly ground black pepper
  8. 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
  9. a handful of fresh mint
  10. a handful of fresh basil
  11. 7 oz feta cheese

Finely slice the onion and chillies. Then give the tomatoes a rough chop. Scrape everything (including juices) into a bowl and then dress with the juice of 1 1/2 lemons and about 3 times as much olive oil. Season to taste. Heat chickpeas in a pan and then add 90% to the bowl. Mash the remainder into a paste and add to bowl. Add feta cheese. Toss and allow to marinate for a while. Just before serving, give the basil and mint a rough chop and add to salad. Serve at room temperature.

I don't use the chillies, but it is delightful without them. Especially with warm, crusty buttered bread.


Elizabeth said...

Yum! That does sound good! Saw your comment but there was no email address attached. You can send any recipes to Thanks so much!

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