Spicy Moroccan Chickpea Salad

12 05 2010

I served this as a side dish with lamb curry recently (more about the curry later) and it’s another one of those that has a pretty high wow factor, and that you can serve with almost anything, but that you can pull together in a few effortless minutes. Effortless to the point where I wonder if I should give the secret away actually… oh ok. You win, read on… (Oh, and PS, I don’t even know if they have chickpeas in Morocco, it just sounded sort of cool).

Serves 4 as an accompaniment
Preparation time 10 minutes | Cooking time – youbetcha.

1 tin chick peas, drained
3 celery stalks, chopped
Half a red pepper, chopped
1 ripe avo, diced
Half round feta, crumbed
1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
Handful each of chopped mint/parsley/basil/coriander or preferably all four
I had a half-full tin of whole kernel sweetcorn in the fridge that I added in as well
Juice of 1 lemon/lime
S + P to taste
Optional: 1 clove chopped garlic (though, really, is garlic ever optional?!)

Throw all the ingredients together (And don’t let my casual approach reflect on the respect that I have for this delicious dish) The colours are gorgeous and that’s just the start…



5 responses

13 05 2010
Our Ultimate Lamb Curry « afoodieliveshere's blog

[…] Serve with spicy chickpea salad, and ready made Woolies naan bread (yes, I unashamedly do ready-made on a regular basis). Also […]

24 05 2010

So going to try this Se…I have a little chick pea salad recipe and love it, this sounds just as good!

14 06 2010
Beautiful Butter Chicken Bunny Chow « afoodieliveshere's blog

[…] a main meal option, serve with spicy chickpea salad, and ready made (Woolies) naan bread, or cous cous or basmati rice. Also, this minted tzatziki […]

1 07 2010
One Pot Wonder – Baked Moroccan Chicken « afoodieliveshere's blog

[…] could also serve this with minted tzatziki, spicy chickpea salad We had ours with left over risotto, because the cupboard is rather bare at this point and I […]

22 03 2012
Our Ultimate Lamb Curry « afoodieliveshere

[…] Serve with spicy chickpea salad, and ready made naan bread. Also serve with cous cous or basmati […]

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