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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad




Chickpeas are good source of protein, folate, fiber and iron. This chickpea salad taste so light and flavorful using fresh herbs and vegetables. Fresh vegetables will add crunchiness to this salad.

Ingredients


  • 1 Cup Soaked, Boiled Chickpeas
  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Red Pepper, Chopped
  • 1/2 Red Onion, Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Corn, Boiled
  • 1/2 English Cucumber, Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Basil, Chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon Fresh Coriander/Cilantro, Chopped
  • 1 garlic Clove, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Red wine Vinegar
  • 2 Teaspoon Honey
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Coarse Salt
  • 8 Whole Black Peppercorns, crushed
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Directions


  1. Add chickpeas to a large bowl.
  2. Make a paste of garlic and 1/2 tsp salt. Transfer to a bowl and whisk in crushed peppercorns, red wine vinegar, honey and extra virgin olive oil.
  3. Pour dressing over chickpeas. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  4. Toss in tomatoes, corn, cucumber, basil and cilantro. Season more if desired.
  5. Serve immediately.

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