Monday, January 31, 2011

Refreshing Spicy Chickpea Salad

This vegan salad is delicious and filling. And apart from the chick pea cooking process, quite a jiffy to put together.

Chickpea Salad

2 C Cooked Chickpeas (I always recommend the quick soak method to cook beans of any kind)
4 Tomatoes (diced)
1 Small, Tender Cucumber (sliced into tiny pieces)
1 Green Bell Pepper (sliced into small pieces)
3-4 Carrots (grated)
1 Medium Onion (chopped finely)
2 Spicy Green Chillies
1 Garlic Clove
Salt (Black Salt tastes yummiest but some people might not like the smell)
Turmeric (small pinch)
Red chilli powder
Juice of 1 large Lime/Lemon

Crush together the green chillies, garlic, salt, turmeric and asafoetida. Mix in with the rest of the ingredients. Toss everything together well. Serve and enjoy! :)

This salad tastes delicious when freshly made but on hot days it makes an amazingly refreshing lunch or mid-morning treat after being chilled in the fridge for a couple of hours.

Refreshing Spicy Chickpea Salad after chilling in the fridge overnight with all the juices flowing

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