Chickpea Salad

Chickpeas are not paleo as they are consider a legume.

That being said if you can tolerate them, then they make a great addition to your diet.

I love chickpeas during the summer months.  I find them so refreshing, especially in salad.

This Chickpea Salad makes a great side dish.

Chickpea Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
 
A refreshing summer salad featuring chickpeas
Ingredients
  • 2 large tins chickpeas
  • 3 tomatoes or a punnet of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 1 small red capsicum cut into strips (you can use green or yellow if you don't have red).
  • 4 spring onions, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup chopped parsley or coriander
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
  • 2 tbls tahini
  • 2 tbls lemon juice
  • 1 tbls olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
Instructions
  1. Drain the chickpeas and rinse well.
  2. Cut the tomatoes in half and remove the seeds (if using cherry tomatoes just cut them in half)
  3. Dice the flesh of the tomatoes
  4. Mix the red onion, tomato, capsicum and spring onion in a bowl
  5. Add the parsley chickpeas and mint
  6. To make the dressing, put all the ingredients in a screw top jar with 2 tbls water, season well and shake vigorously to make a creamy liquid.
  7. Pour over the salad and toss.