Chickpea Salad + Lemon Dressing


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Author: Anita Jacobson

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Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Serves: 4-8

Ingredients

  • Lemon olive oil dressing
  • 1 lemon, zest, and juice
  • 1 clove garlic, bruised
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Pan toasted spiced chickpeas
  • 1 can (14 oz. / 400 gram) chickpeas, drained
  • 1 teaspoon each: cumin, cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon each: cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salad vegetables
  • 1-2 cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2-3 tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • a handful (~1/2 cup) fresh cilantro leaves (or parsley), chopped

Instructions

  • Lemon olive oil dressing
    1. Place all dressing ingredients in a glass jar. Close, and shake really well. Set aside for at least 20 minutes for the flavor to develop.
  • Pan toasted spiced chickpeas
    1. Mix together chickpeas with cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt.
    2. Heat olive oil in a frying pan over high heat. Toast/fry chickpeas for 2-3 minutes, gently shake the pan to cook the chickpeas evenly.
    3. Transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool.
  • Serving the salad
    1. Arrange cucumber, onion, tomatoes, cilantro/parsley, and toasted spiced chickpeas in a large salad bowl.
    2. Add the dressing right before serving time. Gently toss to coat.

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