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Side dish: Cherry Tomato, Chickpea & Orange Pepper Salad

Dressing

1. Place the ingredients in a clean jar, close the lid tightly and shake until thick and smooth.

Salad

1. Toss all the ingredients together in a bowl.

2. Drizzle on as much dressing as you like, toss again and serve.

Ingredients

Dressing

• juice of 1 large lemon

• 1/2 cup (125 ml) extra virgin olive oil

• 1/2 tsp (2 ml) vegan sugar

• salt and black pepper to tasteSalad

• 20 cherry tomatoes, halved

• 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) cooked chickpeas

• 1 red onion, finely chopped

• 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

• a handful of fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped

• 1 orange bell pepper, sliced thinly, then cut twice crossways

• 12 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped

From Mouthwatering Vegan by Miriam Sorrell. Copyright © 2013 Miriam Sorrell. Excerpted by permission of Appetite by Random House, a division of Random House Canada, Inc. All rights reserved.

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