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Chickpea salad with Moroccan sweet potato

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Moroccan chickpea and sweet potato salad
Moroccan chickpea and sweet potato salad
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

This vegetarian friendly chickpea salad recipe is easy to make and packed with delicious Moroccan-spiced sweet potatoes. You can whip this salad up in just 30 minutes ready to serve for lunch, or alongside your dinner. Once the sweet potatoes and chickpeas are seasoned with Moroccan salt they are simply roasted and all thatís left is putting all the ingredients together. Arrange the spinach and rocket on a platter and scatter the chickpeas and sweet potatoes on top. Drizzle with feta cheese, cherry tomatoes and the sun-blushed tomatoes before finishing off with a tahini, lemon justice and oil dressing. This is one of those fool-proof chickpea salad recipes that you're sure to revisit time and time again for a quick packed lunch or impressive party recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 x 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • 1tsp Moroccan-style salt (we used Bartís)
  • 4 sweet potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 125g baby spinach leaves
  • 90g rocket leaves
  • 200g feta cheese, broken into cubes
  • 200g mixed cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 200g sun-blushed tomatoes (from a jar), drained of their oil
For the dressing:
  • 3tbsp tahini
  • Juice of Ĺ a lemon
  • 1tbsp olive oil

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 200įC.
  2. Scatter the chickpeas into a roasting tin and sprinkle with the Moroccan salt.
  3. Spread the sweet potatoes in another roasting tin.
  4. Drizzle the oil over the chickpeas and sweet potatoes. Roast the chickpeas for 15-20 mins and the sweet potatoes for 35 mins, turning to cook evenly.
  5. Arrange the spinach and rocket on a large platter. Scatter over the warm or cold roasted chickpeas and sweet potatoes.
  6. Top with the feta cheese, cherry tomatoes and the sun-blushed tomatoes.
  7. Put the tahini, lemon juice, oil and 2tbsp water together in a jar. Seal and shake to combine. Drizzle the dressing over the salad, to serve.
Tip:
If you canít find Moroccan salt, use 1/3tsp each ground coriander, cumin, salt and paprika instead

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 761g(kcal)
  • Fat 34.0g
  • Saturates 10.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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June Howley

Making this again - it's just lovely. I took their advice and made my own Moroccan salt - worked beautifully with the sweet potatoes as well as the chick peas. Looks impressive and taste doesn't disappoint.

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