{Warm Chickpea & Rocket Salad}

I realise I got a bit hysterical over the brownie, so to calm things down here's a salad, its really interesting and delicious in its own right, in a salady way its just as good as the brownie, the contrast between the hot chickpeas with their hot dressing and the cool leaves is a nice surprise, yes the rocket wilts a bit but its all good, warm rocket after all is not a bad thing, its all just a little bit different and there is nothing wrong with that, I can't wait to make it again.

...the salad
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
400g tin of chickpeas
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
two big handfuls of rocket
half of a small red onion, thinly sliced

Pop the rocket and sliced onion into your salad bowl.

Put the olive oil in a frypan over medium heat and when its hot, add the ginger, garlic, and cumin seeds and cook stirring constantly until fragrant and the garlic and ginger are cooked (couple of minutes). Chuck in the drained and rinsed chickpeas, season with s+p and cook until the chickpeas are well coated and hot.

Remove from heat and stir in the vinegar and honey, now toss it with the rocket and red onion and eat immediately.


  1. Yum, I have all these ingredients, including some chickpeas already soaking on the bench! We have so much rocket at the moment that I'm always looking for new ways to use it. Hope you have a great weekend x


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