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Monday’s Recipe of the Week!

Warm salad of Chickpeas, chilli, feta & garlic - Served with Red onion Flatbreads

This is a fabulous salad great served with friends either at the dinner table in the winter or out on the deck in the summer – it works amazingly well in all season’s….try it!

Serves 8

2* 450g tins of pre-cooked chickpeas – rinsed well

200ml olive oil

3 red chillies, de-seeded and finely sliced

12 cloves of garlic, peeled & chopped

3 red onions, peeled & finely sliced

150ml cider vinegar

1 cup roughly chopped fresh coriander leaves

1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

1 cup roughly crumbled feta

1 cup sliced spring onion

1 cup fresh mint leaves

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

salt & pepper

 

  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan, then add the chilli, garlic & onions and cook over a high hear for 5 mins. stirring to prevent sticking
  2. Add the vinegar and boil until it has evaporated (about 2 mins).
  3. Put the chickpea & onion mixture in a large bowl while still warm , add the remaining ingredients & mix really well.
  4. Leave to sit for 15 mins. before giving it another stir & test for seasoning.

 

For the Flatbreads

225g self raising flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

200g greek yogurt

1/2 small red onion. thinly sliced

 

  1. Place the flour, baking powder & yogurt in a bowl and work into a slightly sticky dough, adding a little water if necessary.
  2. Knead until smooth, divide into four equal pieces and roll out thinly on a lightly floured surface to form ovals.
  3. Press the onion rings into one side of each oval
  4. Cook the dough on the barbecue or grill pan for 1-2 mins eahc side
  5. Slice into strips and serve with the warm salad and tuck in!