Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chickpea Salad

Whenever, I boil dried beans of any sort, I make sure I cook a little more than I need. I love eating a few plain, nice and warm, just after they've cooked. Sometimes, I keep some aside to add to a salad. It just adds another dimension to the salad. This is exactly what I do when I boil dried chickpeas. If you want to know how its done, check this post. I simply love the colors.




Chickpea Salad


1/2 cup boiled chickpeas
1 onion, chopped
2 green chillies, finely chopped (optional)
1 tomato, chopped
1 tbsp. fresh coriander leaves, chopped
Salt, to taste
Crushed black peppercorns, to taste
A squirt of lime juice
Balsamic vinegar, to taste

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Check for salt and sourness.

Keep chilled till you're ready to serve.


This recipe is linked to -
Delectable Tuesday
Tasty Tuesday
A Little Birdie Told Me
Hearth and Soul
Tuesdays at the Table
Tasty Tuesday
Tuesday Night Supper Club
Mangia Mondays

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful salad! Garbanzo beans are a family favorite around here but I have never tried to cook them from scratch. Where do you get your dried beans? I haven't seen them at my local grocery store. The next time I'm out I will have to take a closer look. Thanks!

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  2. I love chickpea salads and how colourful they are! This one looks especially tasty!

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  3. Emily, I'm in India, so the local grocers have them. You may get them at a store that stocks Indian food items. I'm pretty sure the tinned beans will work fine too!

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  4. The colors are stunning and I am sure the taste is as great Trisha!

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  5. I love chickpeas! This salad looks wonderful! I don't think it would last very long in my house. Thanks for sharing your recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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  6. Can't wait to try this! Looks so appetizing!

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  7. Nice and yummy chick pea salad, Love chick peas, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.

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  8. Thank you Alea, Tina and Swathi!

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  9. Mmm, this looks totally healthy and tasty. Love all the bright colors.

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  10. This sounds interesting & simple enough to make! :) I wonder if it would be good mixed in with cous cous to make it slightly more filling as a meal...

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  11. Monique, let me know if it works for you, I've never tried it with couscous!

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  12. trisha - this chickpea salad looks awesome! i hope that you'll stop by and share it at mangia mondays!

    -kristin

    http://delightfullydowling.blogspot.com

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  13. Kristin, I've just linked up!!!

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  14. This is definitely a salad I'd love to try.

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  15. Trisha, you have a real talent for combining flavors for maximum deliciousness! I'm definitely looking forward to trying this recipe, and am always so delighted to have you be a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..."

    Jenn

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I'd love to hear from you. Reading your wonderful comments just brightens my day!