darwin cafe\'s chickpea salad
ingredients
all
lemon zest
optional
3 tbsp lemon juice
about 1 whole lemon
4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
fresh herbs
finely chopped
salt and pepper
1 can chickpeas
salt
3 cups baby arugula
loosely packed
parmesan
finely grated
Fresh herbs and a blanket of parmesan add tons of flavor to this simple, yet elegant salad. Adapted from the menu of the amazing Darwin Cafe in San Francisco.
1
In the larger bowl, make the vinaigrette. Grate in the lemon zest (if using) then whisk the olive oil into the lemon juice. Mix in the fresh herbs and season well with salt and pepper.
2
In the second smaller bowl, add half of the vinaigrette to the chickpeas and toss. Season with salt if needed.
3
In the larger bowl, toss the arugula (preferably with your hands) with the remaining dressing.
4
To plate, spoon in the chickpeas, then layer on the arugula. Blanket with finely shredded parmesan cheese.