Spring asparagus, chickpea and kumara
( SERVES 4 )
Black olive dressing
- Soak dried chickpeas overnight in water, cook in unsalted boiling water for 30 minutes or until tender to bite, allow to cool in cooking water
- Toss the kumera in the olive oil and bake for 15 minutes at 180C or until cooked.
- Allow the kumara, chickpeas, asparagus and almond slices to cool.
- Prepare the tomatoes, cucumber and red onion and place in a large bowl. Once the remainder of ingredients are cool, add them to the bowl.
- Add a generous drizzle of black olive dressing and toss through gently. Season to taste with sea salt and cracked pepper.
- Black olive dressing: Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor, add a little oil to help combine the flavours and process until you reach a salad dressing consistency.