Chickpea Salad


One of my coworkers brought a similar dish to our potluck luncheon early this week. Everyone raved about it. The recipe originally came from Epicurious.com, but I have modified it quite a bit.
 
Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad: filled with loads of protein and good-for-you ingredients.

Ingredients
Serves 4-6
 

2 15-ounce cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed

1/4 cup chopped red onion
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 red pepper, chopped

Dressing (whisk together):
1-2 teaspoons chopped mild jalapenos or green chilies
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon olive tapenade (optional; commercially made is okay)
1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon chili pepper
Juice of 1 lime (or lemon)

Directions:
Whisk the dressing ingredients together. Then combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired. Cover and chill. Serve over a bed of fresh spinach. I added some fried polenta, and the meal was delicious.

~Lois

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About Lois

My husband, Don Crawford, and I love to cook. For me, it's more about eating delicious food than the actual cooking. I like to cook mostly because I like to eat, and I like the proud sense of accomplishment when the food I make is appreciated by others. For Don, it's all about presentation. So we make a good team. I'm too impatient to create beautiful presentations (usually), but he sweeps in and takes over so it all turns out great. All our recipes are tried and true!
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One Response to Chickpea Salad

  1. Yum! This looks so refreshing and filling.

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