1/2 hour plus chickpea preparation
Chickpea Salad With a Hint of Chilli
A great way to add flavour to a traditional chickpea salad
4 large handfuls of soaked and cooked WGS chickpeas.
1 small red onion peeled, finely sliced
1-2 fresh red chillies, deseeded
2 handfuls ripe red or yellow tomatoes
Extra virgin olive oil
I handful fresh mint, chopped
I handful fresh green or purple basil finely ripped
Freshly ground black pepper
1. Cook chickpeas
2. Finely slice onion, Finely slice chillies, Roughly chop tomatoes and mix them in with the onions and chillies.
3. Put all together with any juice in a bowl and dress with the juice of half a lemon and 3 tblsp of extra virgin oil. Season to taste.
To vary heat the chick peas to warm then add 90%of them to the bowl, dressing warm chick peas gives a much more intense flavour. Mash the 10% left then add. Let everything marinate for a little then serve at room temperature.
Just before serving dress with the mint and basil. Crumble feta over the top just on serving.