A delicous Tuna, Chickpea and Tomato Salad: both healthy and hearty, with juicy tomatoes and protein-packed chickpeas. A perfect quick lunch!
Chickpeas are a common staple in Mediterranean cuisine, used in all manner of soups, stews, salads and, perhaps most famously, houmous. They are filling, economical and great for health, but for some reason they are seriously underused in Britain. Here in this salad, I have made them the star ingredient for a change, where they provide a wonderful slightly nutty, crunchy contrast to the soft, juicy tomatoes. The garlicky lemon and olive oil dressing pulls it all together into a yummy meal that you can be sure is doing you good….