Monday, June 2, 2014

Tomato, Chickpea and Mint Salad

Shavuot is only a day away and all I can see is cheesecakes!!

Cheesecakes EVERYWHERE !

The web is flooded with them, and I am seriously confused as to which of these cakes I should make for tomorrow... This one? or maybe this one!! mmm... that one?.. Or one of my old recipes... or maybe, instead of a cake, I'll just make a flan ;)

So instead of a cheesecake recipe, here's a non-confusing wonderful salad that also goes with every meal throughout the year. It should be a light addition to your dairy packed holiday table tomorrow. Have a Happy Holiday!

Puppy seeds up close !!

Tomato, Chickpea and Mint Salad

500g cherry tomatoes
100g canned chickpeas, liquid drained
2 generous handfuls of mint leaves, washed and dried
1 small red onion or half a medium one
2 tbsp feta cheese

1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Juice from a 1/4 of a lemon
1/2 tsp whole puppy seeds
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Cut the cherry tomatoes into quarters. Slice the onion into small thin strips and add to the tomatoes along with the chickpeas, mint leaves, olive oil, lemon juice and puppy seeds. Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste and mix everything together. Crumble the feta cheese over the salad and serve immediately.

Note 1: If you don't want to serve immediately, you can fix everything but the seasoning and feta cheese and simply add them before serving.

Note 2: Canned chickpeas are just fine! You can soften them yourself if you'd like but I reckon it's too much work for a salad really.

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