But, I digress. As a single working gal in a high class digital world I'm all about the easy peasy meals for one. Last night I threw together a sort of Moroccan inspired salad to have with a piece of grilled fish. It was pretty good, so I thought I'd mention it here just in case you guys thought I lived off pizza and Mint Slice biscuits.*
There's a couple of slightly exotic ingredients in here, but I got them at my local supermarket so they shouldn't be too hard to find. The balance of this is quite lemony, which goes well with the chick peas and fish.
Moroccanish Salad For One
1/2 can of chick peas
1/2 a smallish cucumber, cut into chunks
3-4 cherry tomatoes, halved
chopped Spanish (red) onion to taste (I used about a tablespoon)
1 generous teaspoon of small capers
1/2 tablespoon of chopped preserved lemon (I bought this in a jar, but you can make your own from any number of recipes)
a generous sprinkle of Sumac
a good glug of extra virgin olive oil
a generous squeeze of lemon
1/2 clove of garlic, minced finely
salt & pepper
Just throw everything together in a bowl and mix. Easy! You could probably serve this with a few other things but I used this as a side salad with a piece of grilled fish on the side. Nummy.
* Partially true.