- 400g can chickpea
- 4-5 roasted red pepper, from a jar (or see Know-how, below)
- 4 tbsp chopped mint
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- 4 tbsp chopped parsley
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- 4 spring onions, chopped
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- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 3 tbsp olive oil
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Rinse and drain the chickpeas, then pat dry with kitchen paper. Tip onto a plate and crush roughly with a fork. Drain the peppers, then roughly chop. Mix the mashed chickpeas and peppers with the remaining ingredients, plus some seasoning.
Serve in one big bowl, or four small ones so everyone has their own portion.
Know-howYou can roast your own peppers under a hot grill, on a griddle pan or directly over the flame of a gas hob. Turn frequently to make sure that they blacken evenly. Once blackened all over, place in a bowl and cover with cling film – this will make the peppers steam a little, leaving them nice and soft. Allow to cool in the bowl, then peel away the skin and remove the seeds.