Colorful Chickpea and Black Bean Salad
This is really more of a "chickpea compote!" I love this and make it with tons of variations. Here's the basic recipe. I serve these with toasted pita triangles brushed with olive oil and dusted with cumin and kosher salt. this is great for informal gatherings or parties when you need to bring a dish. You could easily make lots of this and I often do. Mmmm!! Add the peppers if you want--just depends on whether you like peppers! the ingredients say red and green ones, but I've added orange and yellow as well. This is an add/delete kind of recipe--keep changing it little by little as you make it!
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- 6 -8 roma tomatoes, diced
- 2 -3 limes, juice of
- 1 medium red onion, medium dice
- 1 -2 cup canned chick-peas, drained
- 1 -2 cup canned black beans, drained
- 1 -2 tablespoon olive oil (or more to taste)
- kosher salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- 2 -4 minced garlic cloves (to taste) (optional)
- green pepper, diced (optional)
- red pepper, diced (optional)
- 1 -2 green onion, sliced thin (optional)
- Mix together all ingredients.
- Marinate for at least an hour--but I usually can't wait if it's just for me!
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I was looking up chickpea recipes & just had to make this one based on your picture! It looks so deliciously colorful. I was having my parents over, who don't eat garlic or onions, so I substituted in some fresh ginger to taste & also threw in a cup of fresh corn for added flavor. The lime & ginger flavors complimented eachother well & really brought out the freshness of this summer salad. Thanks so much for the excellent recipe spatchcook.
This truly is a colorful salad! I included both red and green sweet bell peppers and their colors went fantastic with the black beans and tan chickpeas. The best part of this salad is that a majority of the flavors comes just from the mix of veggies, rather than from an overload of vinegar and oil. Thanks for the recipe; I will certainly be making this again!
Just finished a wonder ful lunch of this which was a leftover from a dinner two days ago. I REALLY like the meld of flavors. Did a bit of tweaking though. Only had small Key limes so I added about a tbls of fresh grated zest, washed the beans and chickpeas in cold water to reduce the sodium content and went heavy on the fresh black pepper. This was a delight for the tastbuds. This is certainly going into my "Make Again" cookbook!
I made this to take to a salad supper. I mixed everything (except the tomatoes) the evening before to give the veggies time to marinate in the dressing & added the chopped tomatoes 1hr before serving. This was very colorful & a really good canned bean salad. I did use both red & green peppers and added a few red pepper flakes.