Mar 9, 2009

CHICKPEA AND TOMATO SALAD


Dried chick peas -- 1/2 cup
Red cherry tomatoes --- 6
Red onion --- 1 small thinly sliced
Basil leaves --- handfull torn
A few lettuce leaves torn
FOR DRESSING:----
Green chilli --- 1 deseeded and chopped finely (if you don't like just don't add greenchilli)
Garlic ---- 1 clove crushed and chopped finely
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
Olive oil --- 1 tab sp
Salt to taste
pepper powder to taste
METHOD :----
Soak chick peas for over night and cook the in apressure cooker for 3 whistles.remove fro heat and let it cool .
cut tomatoes in to 4 pieces
Now put chilli (if useing), garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, pepper powder, salt to taste in a screwtop jar and shake well. taste and add more lemon juice or oil if necessary.
now add the tomatoes, onion,and basil leaves, to the chick peas and mix gently
Pour over the dressing and mix again, arrange on a bed of lettuce and serve
Serve with crusty bread.
enjoy your fresh salad
You can also add sliced cucumber and carrot to this.

17 comments:

Priti said...

Refreshing salad....looks gud..

Varunavi said...

lovely salad dear

Dershana said...

Very nice and simple salad with an Italian type dressing!

notyet100 said...

hi rekha wish u very happy holi,u can send this for tomato event too,..

LG said...

salad looks appetising ..loved the colors in salad.

Priya said...

Refreshing salad Rekha..love chickpeas in salad!!

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Tempting salad.

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy salad

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow simple and yum.......

bhavani said...

hirekha, happy holi.manasa likes salads.this is too nice. thank u.

Trupti said...

Salad looks very healthy & easy to make.

Ann said...

we usuallu make chickpea salad...looks splendid..comfort.

Cham said...

Very refreshing one!

Superchef said...

simple yet delicious salad!

Madhumathi said...

The salad looks very refreshing !

Food Fanatic said...

mm love this!! i love ur aesthetic sense too

Uma said...

simple, refreshing salad. Yummy!