Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Chick Pea Salad

Great For a Light Lunch!

I have been bringing salads to work for lunch for about a year now. Usually it's a classic salad with romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, shredded carrots, black and green olives, croutons, and chic peas. I make my own dressing with organic raw apple cider vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and a lemon dill seasoning. It is so refreshing and extremely good for you. I am really surprised that I haven't gotten sick of eating salad everyday yet.

This past week I changed things up a bit, however. Not because I didn't want my usual salad, but because I forgot the romaine this week. Also, my friend and avid gardener extraordinaire, Jen, has been supplying me with fresh cucumbers and tomatoes from her garden. So I decided to feature the cucumbers and tomatoes along with my usual protein packed chick peas. I pretty much just adapted the recipe on the back of the Goya Chick Pea can. It turned out delicious, light and refreshing!

Chick Pea Salad

1 15.5 oz can of Goya Low Sodium Chick Peas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup red pepper, sliced in 1 inch strips
1 small shallot, chopped
1 medium cucumber, sliced in half lengthwise, seeds removed and cut into half moons
1/4 cup mixed kalamata and green manzanilla olives, sliced in half lengthwise
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
1/3 cup organic raw apple cider vinegar
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
3/4 teaspoon lemon-dill seasoning

Toss all ingredients together and refrigerate until chilled and flavors combine.
Serves 5 - 6


Jen said...

the salad
dressing smells
so good..

hold the chick peas


LizNoVeggieGirl said...

WOW that sounds delicious.

Emily said...

I love chickpeas, so I think I would love this salad.

I made hummus the other day!

Maria said...

I love chickpeas. They are a great source of easy protein!!

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

I love chick pea salad.I have made a very similar salad.

Elle said...

I adore chickpeas--so I'm definitely going to try this one! it looks fantastic!

Anonymous said...

I love chick peas,I agree it is great and delicioso.bambola

Susan from Food Blogga said...

This is one of my favorite salad, especially with the green olives. Mmmm....

Aggie said...

I'm already hooked on your 3 bean salad, now it looks like I'll be hooked on this one! Looks great!

amycaseycooks said...

What a beautiful looking salad. Just what we need around our house to try to eat more vegetables!!

Unknown said...

I am so going to make this for Sunday BBQ.

What should I use if I don't have lemon-dill seasoning?