Chickpea Salad with Flat bread, Lemon, Feta, and Fresh Herbs

Ready in 10 minutes | Serves 4



  • 2 flatbreads such as Naan bread or one halved pita bread
  • 400g tinned chickpeas drained and rinsed or 200g dried chickpeas soaked overnight and boiled until tender
  • ¼ cup each chopped fresh parsley, mint and basil
  • ¼ tspn each cumin and coriander
  • 1 red onion peeled and thinly sliced
  • ½ red chilli deseeded and finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbspn extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove, pressed
  • 150g feta, cubed
  • Salt and Pepper



  1. Heat oven to 180C. Mix the cumin and coriander with 2 tsp of olive oil. Brush each bread with this mixture and place on a baking sheet. Bake until crisp (2-5 mins)

  2. Heat rest of olive oil in a pan add onion and cook over medium heat until soft

  3. Add garlic and chilli and fry for another minute. Tip in the chickpeas and mix until the chickpeas are warm

  4. Tip into a bowl and mix feta, herbs and lemon juice through. Break the crisp bread and serve on the side


  • WHAT’S IN SEASON | FRUIT: IN SEASON Apples, pears, quinces, persimmons, mandarins, Aussie navels.   BERRIES Blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are scarce. NSW blueberries starting soon and look for prices to fall.  CANDY MELONS Try these sweet variety of  honey dew melon with a candy aroma. CITRUS It’s our favourite time of year for mandarins right now with fantastic Imperial mandarins and daisy mandarins starting. Lemons and limes good value. FEIJOAS This fruit is really growing in popularity it grows in Canberra and has a really interesting taste KIWIFRUIT Qld Aussie kiwi Goldkiwifruit great at the moment plus try cute and flavourful red kiwis.  NUTS Walnuts and chestnuts.  PAPAYA Scarce.  PERSIMMONS Hard and soft in season (don’t keep in the fridge). PLUMS Still eating and stewing well (cook and freeze now for later). POMEGRANATE Peak season with magnificent large and very glam Aussie poms in season.  VEGETABLES: IN SEASON Broccoli, zucchini, cherry tomatoes.  ASPARAGUS Imported only.   AVOCADOES Improving all the time as the growing season moves further South. Probably a month until the really good fruit.   PEAS Lovely sweet peas this week.  POTATOES & PUMPKIN Washed Dutch Creams in season also try grammar pumpkin.  TOMATOES Lots of cherry varieties in season. Local Roma and round (Thilmere) tomatoes.  FLOWERS It’s Mothers Day this weekend so many flowers in store. Great roses, tulips and natives.