Spanish Chickpea Salad
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- 1/2 kg
- 1 large
- red peppers (pimientos del piquillo)
- 50 g
- cured ham, diced (optional)
- hard-boiled egg, chopped
- 1 bunch
- spring onion, sliced
- 1 small
- garlic clove
- extra virgin olive oil
- white wine vinegar
- salt and pepper
- fresh parsley
1Drain and rinse the chickpeas (if using dried chickpeas soak overnight and then boil the next day in a pressure cooker for 10 mins or boil for 1 hour 10 mins in a pan).
2Prepare the tomato by blanching it and removing the skin and pips following this cut it into small cubes and place in a bowl.
3Add the red peppers to the bowl (if you can´t find the spanish pimientos del piquillo you will need to roast the red peppers for about 20 mins and then remove the kin and cut into strips).
4Add the egg, onions and garlic.
Cut the cured ham into small squares and add to the bowl.
5Dress with extra virgin olive oil and white wine vinegar over and season with salt and pepper
6Add the chickpeas to the salad mixture.
Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.