Monday, August 26, 2013

Chickpea & Cucumber Salad

I love going to BBQ's in the summer. There is no better treat than a BBQ hot dog right off the grill. However, it can be difficult to eat healthy with all the mayonnaise based salads laying around. This side salad is perfect for a BBQ and filled with healthy vegetables and chickpeas. Next time you are invited to a BBQ, bring over a bowl of this salad and it is sure to turn some heads with its cool and refreshing flavors.

Recipe yields 5-6 servings

1 can chickpeas
3 tbsp olive oil
1 small tomato
1 small red onion
1 cucumber
2 celery stalks
2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp fresh dill
1 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar
1/2 lemon
1/2 lime
1 tbsp fresh parsley

In a small skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the chickpeas, cut the heat and cover. Cook for 5 minutes. 

In the meantime, chop the onion, tomato, cucumber, celery and garlic. Add to a serving bowl. Top with the fresh dill, red wine vinegar and the juices from half a lemon and half a lime. Mix.

Add the chickpeas and mix to combine all ingredients. Top with fresh parsley. Serve and enjoy!

(Sorry for the lack of photos, this dish is so simple and comes together so quickly, I forgot to pick up the camera and snap any photos!)

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