Moroccan chickpea and sunflower salad

Moroccan flavoured chickpeas with toasted sunflower seeds and tomatoes in a tahini, coriander and lime dressing.

Add the ras el hanout spice mix to the frying pan and the chopped garlic with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and begin to fry to release the flavours into the oil

Add the chickpeas and sunflower seeds and stir and coat them with the oil and spices. Cook for several mins occasionally stirring. Take off the heat and allow to cool.

Finely chop the tomatoes and red onion and place in a salad bowl.

Chop the coriander and add to the bowl.

Add the cooled chickpeas and sunflower seeds to the bowl and mix together.

Dress the salad by adding a tablespoon of tahini, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the juice of a 2 limes. Mix throughly and adjust the flavours to suit.

Chill until ready to serve. Stirring before you serve the salad.

Moroccan Chickpea and sunflower seed salad
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Moroccan flavoured Chickpea and sunflower seed salad

chickpea salad, high in protein, fibre and filling.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Moroccan
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 211kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 3 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp ras el hanout spice mix
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 3 tbsp fresh coriander
  • 2 Limes

Method

  • Moroccan flavoured chickpeas with toasted sunflower seeds and tomatoes in a tahini, coriander and lime dressing
  • Add the ras el hanout spice mix to the frying pan with the chopped garlic with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and begin to fry to release the flavours into the oil
  • Add the chickpeas and sunflower seeds and stir and coat them with the oil and spices. Cook for several mins occasionally stirring. Take off the heat and allow to cool.
  • Finely chop the tomatoes and red onion and place in the salad bowl.
  • Chop the coriander and add to the bowl.
  • Add the cooled chickpeas and sunflower seeds to the bowl and mix together.
  • Dress the salad by adding a tablespoon of tahini, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the juice of a 2 limes. Mix throughly and adjust the flavours to suit.
  • Chill until ready to serve. Stirring before you serve the salad.

Notes

If you cannot find the spice mix Ras el hanout, then you can make your own
This will make enough for several recipes.
Grind the following ingredients together and store in an air tight jar.
  • 2½ tbsp cumin seed
  • 2 tbsp coriander seed
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp black peppercorn
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 266IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg
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