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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Chickpea Salad

One thing that keeps me from making salads is I cant seem to be able to balance the dressing.  I keep meaning to make a salad using chickpeas as the boys love them and they are so healthy for you.
 After checking out different recipes I decided to play it safe and stuck to basic vinaigrette   recipe, although I am still not sure  about its balance of taste, but didnt get much complain , even little fussy one ate it.

Recipe  : Chick pea Salad
Serves 2-4 as a side or 2 as a light lunch

1 cup Chickpeas ( canned or dried ones, pre-soaked and boiled till tender)
1 big tomato , deseeded and chopped
1 small cucumber , chopped
1 small onion finely chopped
1 green chilli, finely sliced
3 tbsp olive oil
juice of 1 1/2 limes
1/4 tsp mustard ( I used the american one although dijon is the best to use for dressing I heard)
1 clove garlic, finely minced
salt and pepper

Add the cucumber, tomatoes, onions, chillies and chick peas into a mixing or salad bowl.

 In a small bowl or  empty jam jar ( thats been washed and cleaned ) add olive oil,  lime juice, mustard and garlic , pinch  of salt and pepper, Whisk or shake the jar ( after  screwing the lid of course).  Taste!!  Adjust seasoning and lime juice.

Pour the dressing into the salad ingredients and  mix well. Taste again and adjust to your liking.

 Let the flavours develop for 10 minutes by letting it chill in the fridge  before serving.


  1. wah yummy, i like chickpeas dear...

  2. Colorful salad....... Looks tasty !

  3. healthy and delicious salad...

  4. Yummy healthy salad, love it any time.

  5. What a delicious salad Nammi, I love all the ingredients in it!
    Enjoy the rest of your week :)

  6. I just love a good chickpeas salad... looks so delicious...

  7. My favourite too. This is really fresh and delicious.

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    1. Hi, sounds like a lovely idea but I am not India, I am Maldivian a completely different country.

  9. Hi Nammi,
    I love chickpeas and have not had it in a salad in a long time! Looks delicious!

  10. Love salads... any kind :)


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