Jamie Oliver`s chickpea salad paired with Leeuwenkuil Cinsault

Jamie Oliver enlivens a can of chickpeas with herbs and feta to create a salad meal.

We love this easy salad, from British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Throw in a bottle of Leeuwenkuil Cinsault and your set for a taste sensation of note.

leeuwenkuil cinsaut Jamie Oliver`s chickpea salad paired with Leeuwenkuil CinsaultThe wine, produced from old dryland bushvine vineyards in the Swartland, was awarded the Trophy for Best Niche Red Variety at the 2015 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. The grape has a long history in South Africa, mostly as a work-horse grape and blending partner to Cabernet, and was famously crossed with Pinot Noir in 1925 to create Pinotage.

The 2014 Leeuwenkuil Cinsault is an elegant and velvety wine with good colour and concentration and fresh slightly herbal black fruit aromas. It displays lovely red berries and cherries, savoury black olives, spices and earthy notes on the palate and its beautifully polished tannins, with enough grip, make it a food friendly wine.

Price: R100 from leading retails.

Ingredients

19-oz (540-mL) can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
Half small red onion, very finely sliced
Handful fresh mint leaves, chopped
Handful fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 red chili pepper, seeded, minced
3 tbsp (45 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
Juice of 1/2 to 1 lemon
Kosher salt + freshly ground black pepper
3.5 oz. (100 g) feta cheese, crumbled

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