Friday, June 29, 2012

Elizabeth Cooks: Summer Chickpea Salad

There's not much more that I love in the summer than sitting outside with good friends, grilling, and enjoying good food and drink. Since I'm in a grill-less apartment, I leech onto those who are blessed with a grill and space. (Hopefully I'm slightly less annoying than a mosquito. at least I bring food right?)

I'm kinda obsessed with Dorot frozen herbs. When I buy fresh herbs I usually use about 1/2 before the rest rots. And I am also garden-less and have a black thumb so growing my own is out of picture for now. Dorot frozen ginger, garlic and basil is a real life-saver. It saves time, fingers and flavor. 
So when I needed to bring some plant-based protein to our little bbq, i decided to whip up a quick chickpea salad

Summer Chickpea Salad
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cubes Dorot basil (1 T fresh)
  • 3 cubes Dorot garlic (1 T fresh)
  • 1/4 cup blood orange olive oil (regs would be fine too)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • salt & pepper to taste
Mix olive oil, vinegar, basil, garlic, salt and pepper thoroughly. Then pour over chickpeas, onion and bell pepper. Makes a great side dish or vegetarian main dish!

I highly recommend serving it with fresh grilled squash (brushed with olive oil, salt & pepper), grilled mango and watermelon (adding a splash of tequila and sea salt for good measure), corn and grilled avocado. And a tomato roll from Clear Flour. And eating it outside with friends. MMMM Isn't summer delicious??

What will you be grilling this Fourth of July?

Full disclosure: Just in case you were wondering,  I paid for Dorot with my own cash money. I was in no way shape or form asked or obligated to write a positive review. If you feel like sending me some for free I won't say no though! Cool?


Meg Doll said...

I have a grill! I would totally love it if you came over ;)

Diane said...

Thanks for the recipe, Elizabeth! I live in NY and never heard of Dorot Frozen Herbs. I will be on the lookout for them.

Diane Ronzino said...

P.S. I love the title of your blog!

Anonymous said...

i think you forgot to put cucumber on your ingredient list :) Thnx for the recipe!