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with Michele Round
Chickpeas are nature's little powerhouse flavour
and nutrition packages. They taste good just as
they are, make magnificent flour for spicy Indian
fritters and Mediterranean flatcakes, or can be pureed
with tahina and seasonings to make extremely tasty
dips. And they are so good for you.
Chickpeas contain plenty of protein, folate and fibre
and are as rich in calcium as yoghurt. If you have a can of
chickpeas on hand, anything is possible, very quickly.
I've presented a similar dish before but it is worth the
reprise because once you have the general idea in your
head you can quickly whip an impressive salad with
The limitation of what's available never seems much of
a limitation to me, fewer but excellent ingredients means
greater flavour focus and often more enjoyment.
If you've been watching Gourmet Farmer Matthew Evans
on SBS (Thursday nights) you'll see this concept played
out over and over -- "there's this and this in the garden so
we'll make . . ." -- no wringing of hands at being out of
This version made do with what was in the cupboard
and in the garden. Torn rocket leaves rubbed shoulders
with fresh thyme and chives and basil were chopped
through the mustardy dressing.The precious first cherry
tomatoes had their moment of glory in harmony with the
tinned Italian tuna and organic chickpeas.
It's all incredibly simple and incredibly delicious. Adapt
at your ease for your pleasure.
Chickpea and tuna salad serves 2
1 400g can organic chickpeas, drained
1 x 220g tin Sirena tuna in oil, drained
large handful fresh rocket leaves, torn into pieces
cherry tomatoes of different colours, cut in half or
several sprigs fresh thyme, most of the stems removed
Place all the ingredients in a large bowl. Pour over
the dressing. Toss very gently and then arrange on a
1 tbsp chopped chives
few basil leaves, chopped
2 tsp sherry or other good vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
half tsp seeded mustard
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients well together. Any remainder will
keep in the fridge for several days.
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