Chickpea Recipes

Spiced Chickpea Salad with Grilled Halloumi recipe

Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes

This simple chickpea salad is made with roasted red peppers, chilli and spinach. Topped with grilled halloumi, this makes an unusual and delicious starter that vegetarians and carnivores alike will love.


  • 1 x 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 200g baby spinach
  • 1 chilli
  • 2 tsp. minced ginger
  • 3 jarred roasted red peppers
  • 125g halloumi cheese, drained
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • Salt and pepper

Method of Preparation:

  1. Slice the chilli in half. Remove the seeds and pith with the back of your knife and then dice the flesh. Roughly chop the peppers.

  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the chilli and ginger and fry for 1 minute. Add the chickpeas, spinach and peppers and season with salt and pepper. Stir well. Cover and then cook for 3-4 minutes until the spinach is wilted.

  3. Meanwhile, heat a nonstick frying pan until piping hot. Slice the halloumi into 6 slices, then fry on either side for 1-2 minutes.

  4. Stir the lemon juice into the chickpeas, divide between two plates then top with the halloumi.

Add some minced garlic and a red onion to bulk this salad out a little. Recipe serves 2.

Author: Laura Young.

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400gabout 14 oz (14.1092 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
200gabout 7 oz (7.0546 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
125gabout 4 oz (4.409125 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)


Published: April 12, 2012
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