Chickpea Salad with Fresh Herbs

August 23, 2012

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For a light and easy salad this summer, I highly recommend trying out my tasty Chickpea Salad with Fresh Herbs. This salad is so easy to prepare and is a fresh accompaniment to a variety of dishes. It can be served on its own for a light lunch or it can be a fabulous side dish for your next picnic or barbecue. The best part about this recipe is that you can make it your own – feel free to add your favorite crisp vegetables or leave out those you don’t care for as much. If you have an herb garden this summer you are in luck because you can snip and chop any of your favorite herbs and add them to your salad as you wish. You can also double this recipe for a large group or party. Enjoy! 

Chickpea Salad with Fresh Herbs

Ingredients
2 cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
3/4 cup peppers, assorted colors, diced
2-3 scallions, snipped
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried oregano)
1 teaspoon fresh parsley or basil, chopped (plus more for garnish)
coarse salt, to taste
coarse ground black pepper,to taste
3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, to taste
3-4 tablespoons red wine vinegar, to taste

 

Directions

First, drain and rinse canned chickpeas.

Prep all of your ingredients: chop red onion, peppers, scallions, garlic and herbs.

Toss all ingredients together with the chickpeas in a large bowl.

Drizzle olive oil and red wine vinegar over everything. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss to combine.

Garnish with a few leaves of basil or sprigs of parsley as you wish.

Refrigerate well before serving.

Chickpea Salad with Fresh Herbs
 
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: American
 
A light and refreshing chickpea salad with fresh herbs.
Ingredients
  • 2 cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • ¾ cup peppers, assorted colors, diced
  • 2-3 scallions, snipped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried oregano)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley or basil, chopped (plus more for garnish)
  • coarse salt, to taste
  • coarse ground black pepper,to taste
  • 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, to taste
  • 3-4 tablespoons red wine vinegar, to taste
Instructions
  1. First, drain and rinse canned chickpeas.
  2. Prep all of your ingredients: chop red onion, peppers, scallions, garlic and herbs.
  3. Toss all ingredients together with the chickpeas in a large bowl.
  4. Drizzle olive oil and red wine vinegar over everything. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss to combine.
  5. Garnish with a few leaves of basil or sprigs of parsley as you wish.
  6. Refrigerate well before serving.

 

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  • ciaolinda

    Beautiful post!!

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