I made that!

Chickpeas Rule.

Posted in I Like Salt Too by brandi on February 13, 2009

This is one of those “everybody else is doing it” salads. I’ve been hearing “chickpea salad this” and “chickpea salad that” for months. So when I had a giant tupperware of chickpeas that I boiled for hummus that never got made, I decided it was time. For salad. Chickpea salad. It may sound a bit dull, but sometimes a girl feels simple. Besides, I think the whole “I’m a pastry chef now so I’m allowed to put on a few pounds” thing is losing its charm. So anyways, salad. I looked at a few recipes online and then adjusted for what ingredients I already had. I have no measurements, and found myself sprinkling paprika on our plates midway through dinner, but it turned out pretty good!

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Roughly it went something like this: I diced and roasted a medium sized butternut squash. Then mixed that with about a pound of cooked chickpeas and spinach (though while eating I kept thinking “Arugula would be better). I made a dressing of lemon juice, tahini, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper and a tiny bit of water to thin it out. then I tossed it altogether and crumbled some feta on top. Easy peasy!

Now I must get back to thinking about a dessert for Valentine’s Day.