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Nigella Lawson's summer salad is healthy, simple and so cheap to make

The perfect accompaniment for your barbecue grills

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Sophie Hamilton
Parenting Editor
June 9, 2021
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We're always here for new salad ideas, especially now the once-a-year English heatwave has arrived.

TV cook Nigella Lawson has shared a healthy and simple cooked salad dish, which her fans are going crazy over – and it's next on our must-make list.

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Nigella posted on her Instagram page, writing: "I’m not sure #RecipeOfTheDay is quite a recipe, but regard it as a simple suggestion: Chick Peas with Rocket/Arugula and Sherry."

The mother-of-two said that she likes to cook this dish in her wok, coating the chickpeas in sherry and cumin then adding the rocket to the pan.

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Nigella's fans loved the sound of the summer salad, with one telling the star: "A lovely, light dish to start the week." Another said: "Simple but healthy and pretty frugal. I used to eat this when I lived in Calabria."

One follower had already made a similar meal, posting: "Interesting. I made chickpeas and spinach last night. Was in the mood for some greens and beans and used what we had."

While another wrote: "That’s a lovely dish for the summer, I love coriander so would probably use that instead."

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Perhaps our favourite comment came from one fan who was pondering a possible downside of the dish. They wrote: "Oh my gosh, the gas that would create in this house. Yikes!"

We'd probably risk it to try out Nigella's latest recipe! All you need is a can of chickpeas, some rocket and a dash of sherry and cumin – so simple.

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