Friday, February 17, 2012

Chickpea Salad

Thanks to friends' birthdays and getting to go to dinner at a yummy restaurant.  From the moment I had this salad I knew I had to figure out how to make it!  And guess what, it's sooooo easy!  I think I got it pretty close to what we had a the restaurant and if not, I don't care because this one is still really good, and my new doggy likes it too.  I just got a new great dane puppy.  His name is Caspian and he is 13 months old! He is so so sweet and follows me around the kitchen when I am in there cooking, waiting for me to drop things.  And since these chickpeas are a little slippery they tend to drop on the floor.  He liked the carrots too and don't forget the cilantro.  Who ever heard of a dog liking cilantro?? Mine does!

So on to the recipe for this chickpea salad.  It's packed with nutrients and gives you a fresh burst with the lime and cilantro. Check out the nutrition websites at the bottom too!


Chef knife


1 can chickpeas, drained(save 2T 'juice')
1 carrot, peeled, chopped
1/4 red onion, chopped
1/4c cilantro, rough chopped
1/4c lime juice
1/4c oil
1 1/2T salt
2tsp pepper

Drain the chickpeas, saving 2T of the 'juice' for the dressing.  Chop the carrot about the same size as the chickpeas and the onion a little bit smaller. Rough chop the cilantro and combine all of the chopped ingredients to the chickpeas. Whisk together the 'juice', lime juice, oil, salt and pepper. Pour over the chickpea salad and cover. Let marinate in the fridge for 10-15 minutes. Drain most of the dressing off the salad and it's ready to eat. (I usually save the dressing and you will see why with the next post of fish and scallop tacos!)

Hope you guys like this salad as much as I do.

Here's Caspian waiting....

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