Monday, July 6, 2009

Chick Pea Salad

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) StumbleUpon


Katie said...

This looks FAABULOUS!

Bellini Valli said...

This certainly is quick and easy to make Giz, perfect for picnics too:D

OhioMom said...

...and right on time for the hot days ahead :) I actually keep dried beans/peas on hand, so I can give this a try very soon.

Melissa said...

I love how you used the phrase "clean tasting." I can see that.

This is a total workday lunch for me. I love new ideas on that front!

Cynthia said...

I love anything with chickpeas!

kat said...

That sounds very tasty & good for you

Mommy Lisa said...

Maybe a silly question, but would you soak the chick peas if you used canned? Or just drain and rinse? (lisaann9(at)

Adam said...

You're totally right, I do get sick of the same old salad. I've only had chickpeas maybe 20 times in my life though, so they still have a ways to go :)

Looking forward to your crumble dessert... and happy belated holidays to your family too :)

That Girl said...

This is such a great beach meal too.

Juliana said...

This chickpea salad looks terrific..very nice for a summer day!

Grace said...

oh, how i love chickpeas. what a great bean salad for those times when hummus just won't fill my chickpea needs. :)

shambo said...

I love garbanzos too. I make three bean salad often during the summer, but I like the idea of featuring just one bean at a time.

Ricardo said...

Reminds me of our traditional Portuguese cheek pea salad, we also have a similar one done with black eyed peas and I don't mean the band lol :) kisses thanks for sharing :) xx

Kevin said...

I really like doing chickpea and/or bean salads like this!