This tasty vegetarian salad is made with cumin, oregano and walnuts. 


  • 600g ripe tomatoes

  • 1 small bunch fresh basil

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • small handful walnuts

  • ½  jar good quality chickpeas (about 300g)

  • pinch of dried cumin

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 lemon

  • 2 good handfuls of rocket

  • 1 small round of crumbly, soft goat’s cheese


  • 1.

    Roughly chop the tomatoes and add to a serving bowl. Rip in most if the basil leaves, keep the baby leaves to one side. Drizzle over a little extra virgin olive oil and season with black pepper and salt.

  • 2.

    Place a small frying pan on a low heat, add the walnut halves and cook for 5 minutes until toasted and smelling delicious. When ready tip into a bowl.

  • 3.

    In a separate bowl, drain and the chickpeas. Add the cumin, oregano, lemon zest and half the juice and a drizzle of oil. Toss together with a good pinch of salt and pepper. Add the chickpeas to the tomatoes and toss together. Add the rocket and crumble over the goat’s cheese and walnuts.

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