Portuguese Mains, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Jacklhau and chickpea salad

This is a very Portuguese salad… the garlic, olives, nori and lemon really bring out the other ingredient’s flavours too. It can be eaten hot or cold, so, a good option for cold and hot weather. The jackfruit replaces the codfish, but if you prefer you can use mushrooms or omit the jackfruit and add more chickpeas.

Time: 30 minutes

Type: main/ side

Difficulty: 1.5 pans

Makes: 2 to 3 servings

What you need:

3 medium size potatoes, peeled and chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tin jackfruit in water, drained, rinsed and shredded

1 bay leaf

1/2 red or green pepper, finely sliced

1/2 white onion, sliced

1 tin chickpeas

black (or table) salt & white pepper to taste

1 or 2 tbsp of green or black olives

1 nori sheet, shredded

1 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped (optional)

1 lemon, juice


knife and chopping board

1 pan and 1 frying pan


1 bowl


Prepare all the vegetables and jackfruit;

In a pot, boil potatoes, jackfruit and shredded nori for about 20 minutes till potatoes are tender; once cooked, drain the water;

Meanwhile, in a frying pan, fry the garlic with the olive oil for 3 minutes till cooked;

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients, including the garlic and olive oil, add lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste – mix well;

Garnish with chopped coriander on top (optional) and serve hot or cold.


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