• Mar
  • 18
  • 2011

Chickpea greatness

Just finished a Chickpea salad recipe. Which was easy and very delicious. It got me wanting to learn more about chickpeas.
Here is a run down about these magic pulses:

  • One of the oldest cultivated vegetables, they have found evidence of people growing it 7000 years ago.
  • Also called garbanzo bean, Indian pea, ceci bean, Bengal gram.
  • Packed full of nutrition. Protein, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc
  • Thought to decrease cardiovascular Risks.
  • Best of all delicious.

Spoon full of yum

Chickpea Salad

Chickpea greatness

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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 4

Serving Size: 1 side

Chickpea greatness

Ingredients

  • 1 can Chickpeas or a cup of Dried Chickpeas
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 can of tuna
  • 1 small onion
  • Black olives (optional)
  • Oil, lemon juice and salt (to taste)

Instructions

    Canned Chickpeas:
  1. Wash them with plenty of water to remove the juice from the can.
  2. Dried Chickpeas:
  3. Soak them in plenty of cold water over night.
  4. Salad Preparation
  5. In a pan add the chickpeas to a small amount of water, bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 - 10 minutes.
  6. Drain off the excess water then fry the chickpeas for five minutes. Be careful not to let them burn.
  7. Once cooked set them aside to cool before mixing through.
  8. Chop the tomatoes and onion in small pieces and drain the tuna.
  9. In a large serving bowl mix the tomato, onion, drained tuna and chickpeas.
  10. Drizzle over the oil, squeeze of lemon and salt to taste. Lastly top with black olives.
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Hints

If you forget to soak dried chickpeas over night you can easily use boiling water and leave then for 2-3 hours instead.

Green peppers, cucumber or lettuce can add lovely color to this salad.

 

We have just finished a Chickpea salad recipe. Which was delicious and easy. It got me wanting to learn more about chickpeas.
Here is a run down about these magic pulse.

+ One of the oldest cultivated vegetable, the have found evidence of people growing it 7000 years ago.

+ Also called garbanzo bean, Indian pea, ceci bean, Bengal gram.

+ Packed full of nutrition. Protein, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc

+ Thought to decrease cardiovascular Risks.

+ Best of all delicious.

Here is the recipe we have done. Only thing I may add is more variation.

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