Nordic Shrimp Salad with Havarti Cheese and Roasted Chickpeas

Nordic Shrimp Salad with Havarti Cheese and Roasted Chickpeas
  • 4 servings
  • 0:20 Preparation
  • 0:45 Cooking
  • 1:05 Total Time


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  • 1

    garlic, top sliced off

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)

    olive oil

  • 2 cups
    (500 mL)

    canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 2 Tbsp.
    (30 mL)

    olive oil

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)


  • 160 g

    sliced Havarti cheese

  • 1/2 cup
    (125 mL)

    extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 Tbsp.
    (15 mL)


  • 2 tsp.
    (10 mL)

    freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

  • 4 cups
    (1 L)


  • 14

    dried figs, quartered

  • 2 cups
    (500 mL)

    nordic shrimp


Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F).

Place the head of garlic in the center of a small square of aluminum foil. Drizzle with the first quantity of oil and seal the foil packet tightly.

On a baking sheet, toss the chickpeas with the second quantity of oil and the salt. Cook both garlic and chickpeas in the center of the oven for 45 minutes. Shake the pan lightly now and then to move the chickpeas around and encourage even browning.

Meanwhile, place the Havarti slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Ten minutes before the chickpeas and garlic are done, place the cheese in the oven. Remove from oven when the cheese is golden and the oil has separated (about 8 minutes). Let the cheese cool slightly before placing the slices on paper towels to absorb the oil. When cooled, cut the cheese into strips and set aside.

When the garlic is cool enough to handle, squeeze the cloves into a bowl and mash with a fork. Add extra virgin olive oil, honey and lemon juice and whisk together until well combined. Season to taste.

On a large platter, arrange the arugula, figs, shrimp and chickpeas. Top with cheese strips, drizzle with the roasted garlic vinaigrette and serve immediately.

Source: Saputo