Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Chickpea Fattoush

Add a Middle Eastern touch with this refreshing salad jam-packed with bright vegies, fibre-full chickpeas and crunchy bread crisps.

Preparation Time 15 minutes
Cooking Time 15 minutes

Ingredients (serves 10)
  • 2 pieces wholemeal Lebanese bread
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 tbs sumac
  • 2 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 x 400g can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
  • 2 x 250g punnets grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers, quartered lengthways, thickly sliced
  • 2 small red capsicums, deseeded, coarsely chopped
  • 6 shallots, ends trimmed, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped fresh continental parsley
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
Preparation:
  • Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Spray the bread with olive oil spray and place on the lined tray. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon sumac. Bake in oven, turning once, for 10-12 minutes or until crisp and light golden. Set aside on the tray to cool completely. Break into bite-sized pieces.
  • Whisk together the lemon juice and oil in a jug.
  • Combine the chickpeas, tomato, cucumber, capsicum, shallot, parsley, mint and remaining sumac in a large bowl.
  • Add the dressing to the salad and toss to combine. Season with pepper. Add the bread and toss to combine. Serve.
Notes & tips
Time plan tip: Prepare this recipe to the end of step 1 up to 1 day ahead. Store the bread in an airtight container. Continue to the end of step 3 up to 4 hours ahead. Store the dressing and salad in separate airtight containers in the fridge. Continue from step 4 just before serving.

Source

Australian Good Taste - December 2007, Page 63

2 comments:

  1. This looks absolutely delicious! Love anything with chick peas - will definetly try!

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  2. Thanks NYS Delight for the comment and for following my blog. I could not reach your blog, what's the URL.
    Regards

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! Enjoy Middle Eastern and Lebanese Recipes! :)

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