What better way is there to start a meal than a refreshing, nourishing salad?Add a little panache to your daily meals with a delicious and satisfying chickpea salad
What better way is there to start a meal than a refreshing, nourishing salad?
Crisp and cool, salads are ideal and refreshing before a hearty meal. Add a little panache to your daily meals with a salad of mixed greens, legumes and elegant toppings.
Chickpea salad with cilantro lime dressing is one of my favorite side salads. The salad is delicious and satisfying. The cilantro lime dressing adds a fresh and refreshingly flavor. I add kidney beans to the mix for a nice contrast both visually and texturally. Also, I sprinkle a dash of chat masala for a sweet and tart flavor. Let the salad sit for an hour in the refrigerator to give time for the flavors to develop.
A healthy and light salad. It is super fast and very easy to assemble and of all, no need to measure ingredients, just add to suit your tastes. This is a nice change from typical lettuce salads. A great dish to make ahead of time - the longer it sits the more flavorful it gets.
A great side salad you can't beat for taste and nutrition. A great salad to serve when you have company at home. I bet your company will not leave even a trace of salad!
Chickpea Salad with Cilantro lime dressing
Makes - 2 servings
|Chickpea||- 1 can|
|Kidney Beans||- a handful|
|Lime Juice||- ½ cup freshly squeezed|
|Cilantro||- handful roughly chopped|
|Chat Masala||- 1 tsp|
|Salt||- to taste|
Add washed and drained chickpea and kidney beans to a bowl.
Pour the lime juice, add cilantro and mix together.
Sprinkle Chat masala and mix. Taste and add salt if needed.
Cover with plastic wrap and keep in refrigerator.
Take it out 20 mins or so before you are ready to serve.