Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Chickpea, Tomato, Roasted Pepper and Majdouli Salad

Majdouli cheese is a Lebanese string cheese with nigella seeds in it, it's also called Tortillon. I've found it in most middle eastern delis, superstore and no frills. It's salty and delicious and whenever I make a salad with it for potlucks, everyone loves the cheese and asks where to buy it! If you can't find it you could substitute feta or goat cheese.

Chickpea, Tomato, Roasted Pepper and Majdouli Salad
1 yellow pepper
2 cups of fresh tomatoes chopped into 1" pieces or halved cherry tomatoes
1 19oz can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup Majdouli cheese, separated into strands 
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
2 green onions, finely chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
splash of hot sauce
freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 425°
Quarter and core the pepper and put skin side down on a sheet tray and roast for 18-20 minutes, turning half way. Take pepper out of oven, peel off skin and roughly chop.
In a large bowl, mix pepper, tomatoes, chickpeas, cheese, parsley, green onions, olive oil, vinegar, hot sauce and pepper. Mix well, taste and season with salt if needed. Enjoy!


kickpleat said...

I've got to find that cheese!! Salty? I'm in.

Kate said...

Yek o Yek at Main and 14th always has it and the Halal place at 27th and Main too (
It's super addictive though, you've been warned!