It’s so hard to believe that once upon a crazy time I didn’t like chickpeas, because now my pantry is stocked with them. Love, love, and love. Hell, I even put them in cookies! So this salad, where the legume is the star of the show, suited me just fine.
I’m always searching for easy side dishes to accompany a meal, or to just have on hand for a late afternoon craving.
Two or three Five bites usually does the trick. Even better when there’s no cooking involved, it comes together in 15 minutes, and for under $5.00 – gotta love all that!
Cumin-Lime Chickpea Salad
Prep time: 15 minutes
• 4 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 medium limes, juiced
• 3 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
• 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 3 (15 ounce) cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
• 1/2 medium red onion, finely diced
• 1/2 bunch parsley, chopped
In a large bowl, combine the garlic, lime juice, olive oil, cumin, cayenne, and salt. Add the chickpeas, parsley and onion; stir gently to combine. Serve right away or refrigerate for a while. The flavors get stronger the longer they have to meld.
(slightly adapted from Budget Bytes)