Chickpea, goat’s cheese and rocket salad

Chickpea, goat’s cheese and rocket salad
  • Serves icon Serves 6 as a starter
  • Time icon Hands on time 15 min, on the hob 1 hour 15 min, plus overnight soaking

A delicious and healthy vegetarian chickpea, goat’s cheese and rocket salad. Try adding blanched, toasted and chopped hazelnuts to the salad for added crunch.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
522kcals
Fat
37g fat (10g saturated)
Protein
20.9g protein
Carbohydrates
28g carbs (4g sugars)
Salt
0.6g
Calories
522kcals
Fat
37g fat (10g saturated)
Protein
20.9g protein
Carbohydrates
28g carbs (4g sugars)
Salt
0.6g

Ingredients

  • 200g dried chickpeas
  • 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice 1 large lemon
  • 2 ripe plum tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • Small handful fresh flatleaf parsley, chopped
  • 50g wild rocket
  • 150g mild, creamy goat’s cheese, crumbled

Method

  1. Put the chickpeas in a bowl of cold water and leave to soak overnight.
  2. Drain the chickpeas, place in a pan and cover with fresh water. Bring to the boil and simmer rapidly, partially covered, for 1 hour or until very tender. Drain well and place in a large bowl. While warm, pour over the oil and lemon juice and season. Cool.
  3. Toss the tomatoes, parsley and rocket with the chickpeas. Divide among plates and crumble over the goat’s cheese to serve.

delicious. tips

  1. Use good quality tinned chickpeas, drained and rinsed well, and quickly warmed in a pan if you don’t have time to soak overnight.

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