Mexican Chickpea Salad

"A nutritious and spicy chickpea salad from the Moosewood Daily Special."
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Ready In:
2 cups




  • In a small skilled or saucepan on low heat, sauté the chilies in the olive oil for about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute, stirring constantly, until the chilies are soft and the garlic is just golden. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Combine the chickpeas, tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper in a serving bowl. Add chilies and garlic with their sautéing oil and toss well. Serve immediately or chill to allow flavours to develop.

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  1. UmmBinat
    First sorry I changed the lime for lemon as I thought like always I had some on hand yet I forgot last shopping they were an outrageous price so I didn't purchase any. I changed the jalapeno for cayenne powder to taste adding it to the garlic. I used unrefined extra virgin olive oil, canned chickpeas, grape tomatoes I ripened up in their box on top of the refrigerator during the winter, I changed the red onion for sweet white onion as that is what we prefer, used sea salt, plus the rest. We ate it immediately and enjoyed it even though we don't usually go for spicy! Made for Veggie Swap 31 ~ February 2011.
  2. Lalaloula
    Healthy, fresh, easy to make and super yummy-what more could you ask for?! This salad was sooo good!<br/>I had cooked a mix of white beans and chickpeas and was looking for a light dinner, so this came in super handy. As I dont like cilantro, I simply left it out.<br/>THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this great recipe with us, Kat!<br/>Made and reviewed for my chosen chef during Veggie Swap #31 February 2011.
  3. Brooke the Cook in
    This chickpea dish is so flavorful! It went very well with steak from the grill tonight and another one of Katzen's recipes, recipe#426631. The lime juice and fresh cilantro went just right with the sauteed jalapeno and garlic. We love chickpea salads; I'm sure this one will appear again at our table, especially when jalapeno's are ready in the garden, as they have so much flavor!
  4. Deantini
    This is a super delicious recipe; kind of like pico de gallo flavour but with the goodness of chickpeas. I cut back on the olive oil while sauteeing the jalapeno and garlic, otherwise made exactly as stated. The flavour is so fresh and lively. I will be making again for sure. Made for Zaar Stars.
  5. RedVinoGirl
    Very nice accompaniment to shrimp tacos tonight. I used 2 jalapeno's and followed the rest as stated and it was perfectly spicy.


  1. *Parsley*
    Light yet filling and easy to make! I used white onion instead of red and cut the oil in half, but made no other changes. This is a nice side dish or just by itself. Thanx for sharing!


I'm a now vegan who used to make one heck of a souvlaki. I love cooking, I was a huge fan of Moosewood and Molly Katzen prior to going vegan (although that has nothing to do with my choosing the name Katzen - that's just what my German Grandma has called me all my life.) Aside from cooking, I also love scuba diving, cycling, politics, and reading.
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