The contrasting textures and flavours in this salad create an unusual but delicious combination, ideal for a substantial summer lunch.
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Serves: 4 people
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0 - Black Pepper
1 tin Chickpeas
(400g) drained and rinsed
1 tsp Ground Cumin
1 - Lemon
4 tbsp Olive Oil
plus extra for roasting
0 - Salt
100 g SuperValu Feta Cheese
1 - SuperValu Pomegranate
cut across the middle
1 handfull SuperValu Rocket Leaves
2 medium Sweet Potatoes
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6.
- Cut the sweet potato into 1.5cm chunks and place on a baking sheet. Drizzle with a little olive oil and toss to coat the pieces, then season with the cumin and some salt and pepper. Place the lemon on the baking sheet with the sweet potato and roast in the oven for 30 minutes.
- Hold the pomegranate cut side down over a bowl and bash the top with a wooden spoon to release the seeds. Reserve the other half for another recipe. Squeeze the juice from the roasted lemon halves into a small bowl and whisk in the 4 tablespoons of olive oil.
- Put the sweet potato into a large bowl and add the chickpeas and dressing. Gently fold in the crumbled feta cheese, pomegranate seeds and rocket and transfer to a serving bowl.