Friday, July 8, 2011

Chickpea Salad

This is my son's all-time favorite side salad. He has it as a snack, with dinner, I can never make enough of it. I got the "recipe" from the lady who owns the deli where he works, she was nice enough to tell me what was in it as far as the dressing. It's just a simple salad, but so good. Orders were the next time please leave out the carrots.


Chickpea Salad
Source: T @ the Deli
adapted by There's Always Thyme to Cook
Printable Recipe

2 cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 hothouse cucumber, diced (washed and seeded, not peeled)
1 red pepper, diced
1/2 small red onion, diced
1 carrot, shredded (optional)
little bit chopped parsley

Dressing:
approximate, it's all to taste, more or less!

1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil (more or less to taste, we like more vinegar than oil)
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
salt and freshly ground pepper

Mix the dressing in a jar and shake to combine. Pour over the vegetables, mix well, and chill in the frig for a bit. Serve.


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and Souper Sundays (soups, salads and sandwiches) @ Kahakai Kitchen

37 comments:

  1. I want to make this! Soon! :)

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  2. This one sounds good - I bookmarked to try soon - no white balsamic in the cupboards :)

    Sorry to be awol for so long - reading in google reader and not always coming to the actual blog to comment - shame on me, especially since I just discovered the stick family - love it! :)

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  3. This is a fresh, healthy salad. It screams summer.

    I would be over the top, if I could get my son to put a single veggie in his mouth, let alone not being able to make enough of a fabulous salad like the one you prepared.

    Always, Velva

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  4. This is by far hubby's favorte salad. I know he'd love to have it more often. Love the colors in thi Carol. It makes it even taste better.

    Hope you have a great weekend.

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  5. Oh wow! What a light refreshing salad. This may be on my menu next week! YUM!

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  6. deliciously done salad looks wonderful

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  7. This is a wonderful side! We sometimes have this served hot -- I leave out the cucumber and carrots but heat everything in the vinegarette. It's very good!

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  8. I love chick peas/garbanzo beans...this sounds delicious, Carol.

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  9. Sounds great! How cool that your son loves it, I'd be getting "that" look:@)

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  10. Your son has good taste! Chick peas are great and this sounds really good. I concur with the carrots!

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  11. Chickpea is one of my favorites and I love to have it in different ways. We usually sprout and cook with Indian masala and it is very tasty. We have never tried it in a salad and you have an excellent recipe.
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  12. What a great salad. The dressing sounds light and delicious. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

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  13. I have never eaten chickpeas in a salad. I always use them in in hummus before I think about what else to do with them. I will try this -- it looks delicious!

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  14. A fresh,light and delicious salad like this is always treasured!

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  15. Happy birthday to you too,dear Carol!Your salad is amazing!Delicious,refreshing and packed with nutrients!Lots of hugs!

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  16. No wonder your son loves it! I think it's the perfect salad...easy and fast to make, healthy and lots of flavor!

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  17. I love chickpeas..so much.
    sounds like a lovely summer dish.

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  18. I bet my husband would love this..he could eat falafel or hummus all day he likes chickpeas so much.
    Does your son not like carrots generally, or just thought they didn't work in this salad?

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  19. @ BookGirl, he likes carrots, just not in this salad. Normally I don't put them.

    Thanks for the comments :)

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  20. I adore chickpeas. And this has got to be one of the easiest salads ever. It's cucumber season here and I'm definitely keeping this in mind. I bet my husband would like this for his lunches.

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  21. I make one sort of similar but without the balsamic. Garlic sauteed in olive oil is the dressing. More here if you are interested:

    http://lettersfromahillfarm.blogspot.com/2009/07/two-bean-salad.html

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  22. I like to have cold salads I can have on hand in the summer. I'm going to give this one a try.

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  23. Perfect for this time of year! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Sounds perfect for a hot summer day. This is the kind of stuff we live on all summer. Thanks for the new recipe.

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  25. Wow, this sounds wonderful, Carol! It could really be a light summer meal with the protein from the chickpeas too. I think I'll keep the carrots :)

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  26. I love chickpeas in salads. I've never used a white balsamic dressing though. It sounds great.

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  27. I never mad a chickpea Salas=d but after reading this really want to try!

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  28. This sounds great. Can't go wrong with these ingredients, but I am sure it's the garlic that really adds that special something.

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  29. Oh, this sounds really good! I am always trying to find new cold summer salads to take to get togethers and I think I will try this one next!

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  30. Love this salad, Carol. And I bet its even better the second day when the chickpeas have absorbed the yummy flavors in the dressing.

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  31. Looks good. A perfect summer time lunch!

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  32. I love a good chickpea salad--you can leave the carrots in for me. ;-) Thanks for sending it to Souper Sundays this week.

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  33. Perfect vegetarian salad that is packed with proteins too! Nice.

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  34. That salad looks so fresh and yummy...wanna to try it soon, thanks for share.

    farida
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  35. You could definitely leave the carrots in for me. This looks delicious, Carol! I'm all about salads these days. I can't wait to give this a try.

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