Chickpea Salad (Ensalada De Garbanzas)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

From: "The Art of South American Cookery" by Myra Waldo, 1961ed. Posted for Zaar World Tour 4.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat together the oil, lemon juice, pepper, coriander, and salt.
  2. In a bowl, toss together the chickpeas, cream cheese, and onions.
  3. Lightly toss dressing and chickpea mix together.
  4. Arrange on lettuce and garnish with quartered eggs.
Most Helpful

A very tasty salad that ccan be the basis for some interesting variations. I used chickpeas that I cooked myself, and I pulled them out of the crockpot and doused them with the dressing. I think I would add some chopped parsley or thyme, to punch up the flavor a bit. I did not use the cream cheese, it just did not sound appealing, but I might try some manchego or mozzarella. I also think that adding some fresh veggies would be a nice variation - fresh diced tomato or zucchini.

duonyte October 17, 2011

I had some chhickpeas left from some hummus recipes I'd tried yesterday and decided to make this for lunch today. Scaled down to 2 servings. I left out the cream cheese, which I didn't miss at all as the chickpea mixture was really flavourful (I really don't think I'd have been able to dice it, though). Made 1 hard-boiled egg and sat down to enjoy a delicious, healthful lunch with a toasted, whole-wheat pita. Thanks.

evelyn/athens June 11, 2008