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Spanish persimon®, beetroot and toasted chickpea salad

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Serves 2 | Prep 15 mins | Cook 5 mins | Calories 520 (per serving)

2 Spanish persimon® 1 tbsp olive oil 400g (14oz) tinned chickpeas, rinsed, drained 40g (1½oz) almonds 1 tsp paprika ½ tsp whole cumin seeds or ground cumin 80g (3oz) baby spinach leaves 2 cooked beetroot (vacuum packed, not in vinegar), sliced FOR THE DRESSING 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp orange juice 1 tsp gluten-free mustard salt and freshly ground black pepper mint leaves, to garnish

1 Cut the persimon® into slices, removing their leafy stems.

2 Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add the chickpeas. Cook over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes, then add the almonds, paprika and cumin. Cook gently for 2-3 minutes, stirring often. Leave to cool.

3 Divide the spinach, beetroot and persimon® between 2 serving plates and scatter the chickpeas and almonds on top.

4 For the dressing, mix the olive oil with the orange juice and mustard. Season with salt and pepper, then drizzle over the salads. Serve, scattered with a few mint leaves.

TIP Add some crumbled feta cheese on top.

Persimon® and mozzarella salad

By Spanish Persimon (


Serves 4 | Prep 15 mins | Cook none | Calories 231 (per serving)

4 Spanish persimon® 2 x 150g (5½oz) packs of mozzarella cheese, sliced a small bag rocket 4 tbsp finely chopped red pepper basil leaves, to garnish

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Welcome to the latest issue of Gluten-Free Heaven, packed as always with 101 seasonal recipes and tonnes of news, features and latest products to get your teeth into. And the best thing about October is it's the beginning of autumn and the best thing about autumn is the cooking – comfort cooking to be precise. We have a delicious section of hearty, warming recipes to begin this march towards winter. We taste test a few comfort food offerings, which means you can skip out the prep in the kitchen, but still attain that autumnal glow on your plate. Also this issue, we learn how to keep up your winter health, visit some families dealing with coeliac disease, champion Halloween and bust some of those myths about eating gluten-free. Enjoy!