• Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 16-20 minutes
  • Ready In : 35-40 minutes
  • Recipe Servings : 1

A salad is something that can complete a dish and take it a notch higher or it can sometimes be the dish itself. Always a great idea because not only does it provide you with a bunch of flavors and textures in each bite, it allows you to experiment like no other. Gone are the days when the salad was boring it is now an essential part of every plate that goes out of a good kitchen.


  • Chickpeas soaked overnight and boiled with salt 1 cup

  • Green capsicum 1 large

  • Cherry tomatoes 25-30

  • Garlic crushed 10 cloves

  • Extra virgin olive oil 3-4 tablespoons

  • Green olives sliced 3 tablespoons

  • Fresh basil leaves 15-20

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon

  • Crushed red chilies 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon 1/2

Method/ Directions

Step 1

Cut green capsicum into large pieces. Heat extra virgin olive oil in a non-stick grill pan. Crush garlic cloves and put into the pan.

Step 2

Put the capsicum pieces and cherry tomatoes on the grill pan. Sprinkle some salt and roast everything together till lightly burnt.

Step 3

Put the chickpeas in a large mixing bowl. Add green olives and mix. Remove the capsicum pieces from the grill pan, chop into small pieces and add to the bowl.

Step 4

Chop basil leaves and add. Add salt, crushed black peppercorns, crushed red chillies, juice of ½ lemon, remaining extra virgin olive oil, roasted cherry tomatoes, and garlic, mix well and serve.

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