Healthy Tomato and Chickpea Salad

Healthy Tomato and Chickpea Salad

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Tomato and Chickpea Salad

If you’re looking for a quick and easy to prepare recipe to throw together for a starter or accompaniment to dinner, here’s one that’s guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. While this chickpea and tomato salad is best when tomatoes are in their sweet prime during the summer months, you can get delicious cherry tomatoes year-round here in France.

The cumin and lemon juice-based dressing not only gives the dish an exotic flavor, but also packs the dish with magnesium and Vitamin C – and aids with digestion! I serve it as a salad for barbeques in the summer and as a pre-dinner salad any time of year.

Ingredients (approximately 8 side dish servings)

Salad:

  • 450g chick peas, cooked and drained
  • 2 packets of red cherry tomatoes – halved
  • 1 packet of yellow tomatoes – halved
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 bunch of coriander leaves chopped

Dressing:

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 clove garlic – peeled and diced
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil

Method:

Toss the chickpeas, tomatoes, onion and coriander together in a big salad bowl.

Place the dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, then pour into the salad and toss until well integrated.

Chill before serving et voila!

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