Chickpea & Green Bean Salad

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  • Heat chickpeas in their liquid and drain.
  • Place in a bowl.
  • Combine all ingredients for chickpea dressing and pour over chickpeas while they are still warm.
  • Mix well.
  • Cool, cover and set aside.
  • Combine all ingredients for green bean dressing.
  • Wash and trim beans, and cut into 3/4-inch long pieces.
  • Steam or boil beans until just tender.
  • Drain thoroughly.
  • Shake them in a colander until they look very dry.
  • Put beans in a separate bowl from chickpeas and pour bean dressing over them.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Combine the two beans and mix well.
  • It's best to let the chickpeas sit in their dressing for several hours before mixing them with the green beans so the chickpeas can absorb the flavors.
  • Serve cold or at room temperature.

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  1. Mary Leverington
    Some nice green beans arrived in the grocery store this week and I couldn't resist. I liked this salad very, very much and will make it again. You didn't really mean 1/8 CUP did you? I added what I thought to be 1/8 teaspoon, but it actually seemed to need more. Just curious.
  2. Zuly Z
    The flavors were good, what I didnt like was the consistency, too loose for me I would have liked some more "creamy" dressing.
  3. moramor
    I so wanted to like this, but the garam masala just overpowered the flavor of the dish....if you love garam masala as a predominant flavor, you'd probably like this dish a lot. I used two 15 oz cans of chick peas (more like 4 cups) and also doubled the green beans and there was still more than plenty of the marinade/dressing, I just add this as a side in case anyone else is thinking they want to make more. For me, it was also a bit two oily, so I added in probably about 2-3 T more of red wine vinegar. After dinner, in which neither my husband or I could eat the salad as it was, I rinsed the salad off completely with water, then let it soak a 1/2 hour in water. I redressed it with just oil vinegar salt and pepper. The next day, it was just fine for me to it like that, with only a tiny touch of garam masala popping through. I do like the combination of greenbeans and chickpeas very much, and also recommend adding a 3rd bean, whether red, white or black, if you happen to have some. Red is very pretty.
  4. Missy Wombat
    Passed the kid friendly taste test! Easy to make and a good side dish.



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