Recipe

BROCCOLINI® CRISPY CHICKPEAS AND CHARRED LEMON SALAD

4
Serves
20 MINS
Prep Time
25 MINS
Cook Time
18
Ingredients
Ingredients
Method
  • 250g Broccolini®
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • handful of mint and parsley leaves
  • 30g Pecorino, grated
  • sea salt and black pepper

CRISPY CHICKPEAS

  • 1 Can Chickpeas, drained (drained weight 250g)
  • 1 Clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ground cumin,
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked paprika,
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder,
  • olive oil,
  • sea salt and black pepper,

CHARRED LEMON DRESSING

  • 1 Large lemon, halved
  • 3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil,
  • 1/4 cup Mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 Shallots, white part only, sliced
  • 1 tsp Capers, finely chopped
  • sea salt and black pepper,
  1. Preheat the oven to 220˚C. Place the chickpeas, garlic, cumin, paprika, turmeric in a small baking dish. Drizzle over about 1/4 cup olive oil (enough to cover the chickpeas) and season with 2 big pinches of sea salt and good turn of black pepper; toss to coat the chickpeas. Roast in a hot oven for 20-25 minutes, or until crispy. Allow to cool (the chickpeas crisp up more as they cool).
  2. Drizzle the Broccolini® with olive oil and season with sea salt. Heat a barbecue or grill pan on high heat. When hot, add the Broccolini® and cook until charred, about 2-3 minutes. At the same time, add the halved lemons, cut side down, onto the grill and char for 1-2 minutes, until the face of the lemon is charred. Remove both the Broccolini® and lemon immediately from the heat and set aside.
  3. To make the dressing, squeeze the juice of 1/2 a charred lemon into a small bowl, and whisk in the olive oil. Add the mint, shallots, capers and stir to combine. Taste, and add more charred lemon juice if needed, and season with sea salt and black pepper.
  4. Place the Broccolini® on a serving plate and top with crispy chickpeas. Spoon over the charred lemon dressing and scatter over the mint, parsley and pecorino.