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CDWM SA - Ep.3 - Celebrity Influencer Khanya’s - Starter

Celebrity Influencer Khanya’s Mediterranean Bundles with Chickpea & Mushroom

Ingredients

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 40 min

  • 2 bundles fresh asparagus
  • 250 g streaky bacon
  • 1 pkt cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 125 g butter
  • 1 tbsp garlic, crushed
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 15 ml mixed herbs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 250 g brown mushrooms, sliced
  • 100 g chickpeas

Preparation method

  • Rinse and tail asparagus.
  • Pour boiling water into medium pot and blanche asparagus for 1 min. Remove and place in bowl of cold water.
  • Preheat oven on grill.
  • Divide asparagus into 3 bundles, then wrap each bundle with piece of streaky bacon.
  • Heat a frying pan with olive oil, sauté bundles for 2 min on all sides. Set aside.
  • Place bundles on greased oven tray and grill for 5-8 min, or until bacon is crispy.
  • Heat olive oil in pan. Add chickpeas, mushrooms and mixed herbs. Allow to cook until brown. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, add cherry tomatoes, parsley, dried tomatoes and olive oil. Mix until evenly combined.
  • To plate, place a layer of chickpeas and mushrooms, assemble a bundle of asparagus on top.
  • Add tomato mixture onto asparagus and garnish with micro greens.