Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Delicious Chickpea Salad

I made this chickpea salad this summer and it blew my mind. The flavors were amazing and intense. I've been thinking about it the past few days and I think it might be making a reappearance soon. Do not skip one single thing...grill the corn (I held it above my gas burner), the herbs must be fresh, and oh baby that lime! It was such a great change up from the typical sumer macaroni or potato salad. Plus it held up well over a few days and the flavor intensified. 
Chickpea Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
(Pinterest find! From How Sweet It Is)
3 cups chickpeas (or 2 (15-ounce) cans, drained and rinsed)
4 green onions, thinly sliced
2 ears grilled corn, cut from the cob
1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1.5 tablespoons honey
3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1 lime, juiced and zested
1. In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, onions, corn, tomatoes, basil and chives. Toss well with the salt and pepper. In a small saucepan, add the oil, vinegar, honey, garlic, lime juice and zest. Heat over low heat and whisk until the mixture is warm and garlic cloves are sizzling a bit.
2. Pour the liquid over the chickpeas and and toss well to coat. Cover with a piece of plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. It tastes better as it sits! Serve with toasted baguettes spread with coconut oil or whipped feta.
Served up with some grilled flank steak and red wine...can't beat it!
Bonus: check out that Fiesta!

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