This is a warm salad mix that is suited to winter and summer alike. We had it at dinner last night with oven roasted chicken. Great for winter. In the summer months it would be nice served alongside a barbecue and could be served at room temperate or even cold.
I make this particular mix of veggies so often and don't really think of it as a real recipe. I can be put together in minutes and then just thrown in the oven until dinner. It is very flavoursome and packed full of goodness. The chickpeas give it a punch of protein which add to it being more substantial. Sometimes I have it as a lunch dish all on its own.
Note: When slicing the eggplant and zucchini, don't cut them too thin or they may scorch and burn. Also, when you do stir them around half way through cooking, make sure to give all the vegetables a flip to ensure even cooking. If you like whole roasted garlic, you could easily add whole cloves through the dish for extra flavour.
. Bright, sunny & cherry. Just what is needed on dull February days.
A great side dish to Oven Barbecued Chicken
Warm Mediterranean Mix and Arugula Salad
1 Red pepper, roughly cut into 1 inch pieces
1 Zucchini, halved lengthways and then cut into slices
1 Eggplant, cut into 4 long strips, then each strip cut into slices
1 1/2 Cups/250 grams cooked chickpeas
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 Tablespoons olive oil
Small bunch of fresh coriander, chopped
A few large handfuls of fresh arugula
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Put all the vegetables on a large roasting tray. Drizzle over the olive oil, sprinkle over sea salt and garlic. Stir and roast for about 45-55 minutes. Check the vegetables half way through cooking and stir them around to ensure even cooking. Remove from oven when done and transfer to a large serving bowl. Add the rinsed chick peas, arugula and fresh coriander. Stir and serve!
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