Tomato salad with roasted spicy chickpeas! After yesterday’s long entry, let’s get straight to the recipe without a moment of delay! This is what we’re trying to do at the moment, have you noticed? Long entry followed by a short entry (it’s like a shit threesome), but lots more recipes! Enjoy!
This makes enough for a good lunch for four people. I think – and mind I’m not sure – this is a recipe from Anna Jones? Forgive me if I have synned. We’ve made it Slimming World friendly by removing the eight litres of olive oil. Now, some people will probably shit a brick telling you that this is a tweak – roasting the chickpeas – but shut yer hole because it absolutely isn’t. The chickpeas are part of the meal!
to make a tomato salad with roasted spicy chickpeas, you’ll need:
- a kilogram of mixed tomatoes – use lots of different colours and cut them in different ways
- good salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
- one garlic clove (save your fingertips and use this) and a little red chilli (you can leave this out if you’ve got a sensitive hole)
- one tin of drained chickpeas
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- pinch of cumin
- one shallot
- pinch of sumac (don’t fret if you can’t find this, but it does make it tastier!)
to make a tomato salad with roasted spicy chickpeas, you should:
- for the tomatoes, cut them up any old how, sprinkle with salt and pepper and then tumble them around in a bowl to get the salt liquor everywhere – tip into a colander and allow to sit for fifteen minutes
- don’t be shy with the salt by the way – the tomatoes don’t pick the salt up, but it draws all the moisture out
- transfer into a large bowl, add the garlic, sliced chilli and balsamic vinegar, toss and set aside
- meanwhile, tip the chickpeas out into a bowl and add the oil and spices – and bloody tumble them about to make sure every last one is coated
- roast them in the oven with the thinly sliced shallots
- once crispy, out they come, mix with the tomatoes and eat right away! We topped ours with basil because we just don’t care!
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