Catalan Chickpea Salad

Week 35


The Spanish theme was one I had been looking forward to tackling for the Cookbook Challenge.  I imagined putting up lots of gorgeous Tapas dishes which I have been meaning to try and never quite got around to cooking. Unfortunately as the week approach things became quite hectic here and I have had to settle for these two simple but delicious dishes served with Aioli.

The photography for this week was also very rushed as I had a hungry family waiting for dinner and they were literally trying to eat the chorizo out of the Catalan Chickpea Salad while I was photographing the dish!

The dishes were a great choice, they were tasty and quick, I would definitely make them again.  The Alioli was amazing and is also good just spread on Ciabatta.


2 T/s Olive Oil

1 Red Onion Sliced

3 cloves Garlic chopped

200gm Chorizo Sausage sliced

3 Sprigs Thyme

3 T/s Pine Nuts

400gm canned Chickpeas

1 Sm Tomato finely chopped

Black Pepper


Peel the chorizo.  Heat the oil in a pan and sauté, onion, garlic, thyme and chorizo for 5 minutes gently.

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Stir in the tomato and mash it as its cooking.

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Add the pine nuts, chickpeas and chopped parsley, heat through until the flavours have combined.  Season with cracked pepper.