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Garden Chickpea Salad Recipe

Garden Chickpea Salad Recipe

Looking for a great summer dish with a difference? This refreshing salad is great on the side or as a luncheon salad. To make it an entree, add sliced, cooked chicken or lamb. —Sally Sibthorpe, Shelby Township, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 3/4 cup canned chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • 1 small zucchini, julienned
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced radishes
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 3 cups spring mix salad greens

Directions

  • 1. For dressing, in a dry small skillet, toast cumin seeds over medium heat until aromatic, stirring frequently. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in tomato, lemon juice, oil, garlic, salt and cayenne pepper.
  • 2. In a bowl, combine chickpeas, carrot, zucchini, green onions, parsley, radishes, cheese and walnuts. Stir in 1/3 cup dressing.
  • 3. To serve, divide greens between two plates; top with chickpea mixture. Drizzle with remaining dressing. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 492 calories, 38 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 619 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 12 g protein.

Reviews for Garden Chickpea Salad

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2011

"Really enjoyed this.....I like a bit of kick to my food so just added a little hot sauce to the vinaigrette, also cut back on the olive oil. Served the feta separate as the kids don't care for it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2010

"For a little "kick" I added a 2 tablespoons of Melinas "Pepperino" to the olive oil"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2010

"GREAT salad! I doubled the chickpea amount and had a great meatless main dish salad."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2010

"Garden chickpea salad is a family favourite in our home and one we make when we have company coming or just want a simple meal. It tastes so good, we don't usually change much, just the flavour is about all. It's a keeper and definitely going in my recipe box."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.