Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Mediterranean Chickpea SaladMediterranean Chickpea Salad  

 

  • 1 tbsp/15ml olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 x 14oz/440g canned chickpeas, drained
  • 2 tbsp/10g chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3oz/90g sun-dried tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ cup/4oz/125g marinated eggplant (aubergine), sliced
  • ½ cup/4oz/125g pitted marinated olives
  • 1 cup/8oz/250g feta cheese, crumbled
  • ½ cup/4oz/125g arugula (rocket) or watercress
  • 1 tbsp.  15ml olive oil
  • 3 tbsp/45mL balsamin or red wine vinegar

 

1. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat; add the garlic, chickpeas, and rosemary and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.  Remove pan from heat and set aside to cool slightly. 

2. Place chickpea mixture, sun-dried tomatoes, eggplant (aubergines), olives, feta cheese, and arugula (rocket) or watercress in a bowl and toss to combine.  Sprinkle with olive oil and vinegar. Serving suggestion: serve with thick slices of fresh whole-wheat bread.  Canned ratatouille can be used in place of the marinated eggplant (aubergines) if you wish.

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