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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Too Simple Chickpea Salad

Last week I decided to run a few errands and eat lunch in the park instead of driving all the way home before my pottery class. I quickly grabbed a chickpea salad from the supermarket and a stack of pita bread. I was so pleasantly surprised at just how delicious the salad tasted! I liked it so much I made it myself the next day...

You know how food you eat outside on the grass always tastes better than the food you eat inside at the table? I was a little worried that the magical taste would be somewhat diluted when eaten indoors... but nope. It was even better.

I made it again today after school with not quite as tasty results. Still good... but make sure you use high quality chickpeas, it really makes a difference.

Too Simple Chickpea Salad

Too Simple Chickpea Salad

1 can chickpeas
1 small cucumber
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon paprika

Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Cut cucumbers into small pieces.
Combine olive oil, lemon juice, and salt in medium bowl. Mix well.
Add chickpeas and cucumber.
Sprinkle top with paprika.
You might want to play with the salt and lemon juice a bit to get it just right.

Also delicious with any variety of baby tomatoes. Sweet corn would be good too.

Eat with fresh pita bread.


Jamie said...

I love simple things like this! I'm definitely going to try it!

Wendy said...

Looks yummy. I know you are vegan, but I might have to add some feta to your salad. Have a great day!

joanne said...

Mmm..I'm hydrating some garbanzos right now so I can make this tomorrow.