Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is a very healthy, herb based salad. Has a nice strong cilantro taste, making it slightly spicey, but still refreshing.
- 2.5 (14 1/2 ounce) cans chickpeas
- 1 1⁄2 cups finely diced red onions
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 red jalapeno chile, minced
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped minced herbs (thyme, mint, tarragon, parsley or cilantro)
- 1 tablespoon cilantro leaf
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons crushed cumin seeds
- Drain and rinse canned chickpeas.
- Toss beans in a bowl with the onions.
- For the Vinaigrette: whisk olive oil with garlic, jalapeno, herbs, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
- Let stand for 30 minutes longer.
- Add cilantro leaves as garnish. Serve at room temperature.
- Preparation time does not include "standing" time.
This was a tasty recipe that was great as a packable lunch. I made this exactly as posted, except I used cumin powder instead of cumin seed. The vinaigrette has a lovely flavor to it. For the fresh herbs, I used parsley and cilantro, which gave it a really verdant flavor. I was generous with the salt and pepper, as I find chick peas can use it. Thanks for sharing this healthy recipe! Made for Spring PAC 2010.
Wow! I don't mind chickpeas but let's face it they can be a bit bland. This was a wonderful way to liven them up. A really nice citrus theme that was wonderful served along with some chicken kebabs and pineapple slices. Only change I made is that red jalapenos aren't available locally so I ommitted them.
I tagged this thinking that a chickpea salad sounds delicious, until I saw the 1 1/2 cups diced red onions! I'm not an onion fan! I started assembling this thinking that it can only be disaster! I can attest that it turned out great, thanks to the complimentary vinaigrette. I love this salad! I served it on a bed of iceberg letture with some avocado. Thanks, Morgainegeiser! Made for Aussie NZ Recipe Swap #22.