Don't you get tired of the same old standby salad? In keeping with the eating healthy theme and offering some new ideas for the everyday table I chose to throw together (and I'm not kidding - it's so quick and easy - a total throw together) a chick pea salad that's packed with great fiber and veggies and very lightly dressed. It so makes for a clean tasting yet yummy salad.
2 cups dried (or canned) chickpeas
1/2 large red onion, diced
1/2 large red pepper, diced
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/3 cup carrots, diced or shredded
6 Tbsp olive oil
6 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. cumin (or more if you like)
1 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1. Soak dry chickpeas in water overnight
2. Drain and rinse well. Cook on medium for approximately 30 minutes. Set aside.
3. Dice vegetables, add to cooled chick peas
4. Mix in olive oil and balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, curry and cumin (to taste)