Chickpea Salad Recipe – 30 minutes prep, goes well with meat and bread


Here is a recipe I used for a salad potluck at work based on a Food Network.ca recipe. Preparation time may take you longer depending on how fast you can prepare the vegetables.

“Chickpea Delight”

Summary

Preparation time: 25 minutes for ingredient preparation, 5 minutes for mixing, Wait 60 minutes for salad to settle.

Serves: 10-12. You can reduce ingredients by one half to feed 5-6.

Ingredients

  1. 2 cans of chickpeas (19 oz / 540 ml). Rinse and drain the chickpeas.
  2. ½ red pepper and ½ yellow pepper chopped or 1 red/yellow pepper, chopped
  3. 1 cucumber, chopped OR 1 onion, chopped
  4. 2 large cloves of garlic, minced
  5. ½ cup cilantro or parsley or coriander, chopped
  6. lemon juice squeezed from 1 lemon
  7. 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, you can add more for flavour if you wish

Directions

  • Mix all ingredients together and toss salad.
  • Add additional seasoning if necessary (minced garlic, olive oil, lemon juice) and taste.
  • Let tossed salad sit for 60 minutes before serving

Notes

  • Can be kept in fridge for 2 weeks
  • Goes well with grilled / BBQ meat, breads, or mixed greens

Other dressing ideas

Thanks to my Aunt Rose for this dressing recipe!

Combine these ingredients into a container and shake well another type of dressing. You can vary amounts based on desired taste.

  • Balsamic vinaigrette
  • Honey
  • Sea Salt or Table salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Mustard (helps mix the other ingredients together well)

References

Chickpea SaladFood Network.ca. Retrieved 2011 April 27.

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