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Chickpea Cod Salad


Chickpea Cod Salad is a delicious and easy high-protein salad recipe. A handful of ingredients will beat your hunger in 30 minutes!

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10 ounces cod 250 grams
1 cup chickpea 250 grams
1 onion(s)
3 cloves garlic
2 egg(s) hard boiled
5 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 spring onion(s)
to taste fresh cracked pepper
to taste salt
3 egg(s) for poaching (optional)

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1 handful
Serving size
38.8 g
31.2 g
45.5 g
4.8 g
Saturated Fat
161 mg
12.6 g
134 mg
9.1 g
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      About the Recipe


      Chickpea Cod Salad is a delicious and easy high-protein salad recipe. A handful of ingredients will beat your hunger in 30 minutes!

      This Chickpea Cod salad has another name which is Meia Desfeita. This dish is typically served in Lisbon restaurants in Portugal. But, you can also make this simple and satisfying dish at home.

      You can transform this Chickpea Cod Salad into a number of different meals. For example, if you use only cod which is bacalhau in Portuguese, you can call it Meia Desfeita de Bacalhau, but if you add chickpeas, you will get Meia Desfeita de Bacalhau com Grão. 🙂

      Cod has a very nice and unique texture, you can buy it fresh, salty, frozen – any type.

      This fish is simply perfect for creating various dishes. Baked, fried, roasted, grilled, boiled, sous vide cod… it is mouthwatering!

      For this recipe, I will use two pieces of cod around 10 ounces in total (250 grams). This dish is very economical because you don’t need to choose the best – grab any and get cooking!

      Chickpea Cod Salad with two crackers and one egg

      What kind of dressing do I need?

      You don’t need any specific spices or dressing. White wine, red wine vinegar and high quality olive oil are all you need to perfectly season the salad.

      How many servings are in this chickpea cod salad?

      You can serve this salad to up to 3 people. You will only need to add an extra egg.

      Can I substitute olive oil in this salad?

      Yes. You can substitute the olive oil with avocado oil or sunflower oil, but be prepared for the flavor change.

      Can I substitute vinegar?

      Yes, in case you don’t have any vinegar at home, you can substitute it with lemon juice. Also, for this particular chickpea cod salad, red wine vinegar can be substituted with white wine vinegar.

      Salad ingredients in a bowl

      Which drinks pair well with this chickpea cod salad?

      This salad pairs well with Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé. If you want to try some Portuguese gems, you can pair this salad with Vinho Verde, Alvarinho, Douro White or Encruzado wine.

      Chickpea Cod Salad in a bowl

      What can I serve this salad with?

      Traditionally, this salad is served with sliced hard-boiled eggs, but I really enjoy serving it with a poached egg and sliced green onion.

      This step is optional and if you want to try it, you need to make poached eggs separately.

      Or, you can read more about poaching eggs here.

      Salad with bread and egg on a plate

      This flavorful Chickpea Cod salad is the perfect lunch recipe – healthy and easy to make!

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      10 min

      Prepare ingredients

      Prepare cod fish, two eggs, onion and garlic. Boil two eggs.

      13 min

      Cook codfish

      Place the cod in a saucepan, cover with water, heat and leave to blanch. Drain and remove the skin and bones.

      3 min

      Prepare sauce

      Peel and chop the onion and garlic. Chop two hard-boiled eggs. Mix together in a bowl the onion, garlic, green onion, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Stir to make a sauce consistency.

      2 min

      Fry chickpea

      Fry chickpea in a pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

      2 min

      Gather salad

      Place the cod into a salad bowl, add chickpea, and pour over the freshly made sauce. Mix well, garnish with toasts, one poached egg and sliced spring onion.



      Your Chickpea Cod Salad is ready. Enjoy!



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