While shopping at Hiller’s last week, I saw a chickpea (garbanzo bean) salad on their salad bar that looked delicious – one of those salads that made me feel healthier just by looking at it. I didn’t purchase any as I had most of the ingredients to make something similar at home.
Here is my version, but I’d imagine theirs could be an infinite amount of variations on the theme – indeed, I’ve seen this type of salad at many delis across town with their own unique twist.
Protein-rich chickpeas are a marvelous pantry staple and are delicious reheated, chilled or served at room temperature. I used Michigan’s own Eden Organic Garbanzo beans, which are available at most groceries.
Off the grid of late, spending every available minute, and every ounce of inspiration, on a book synopsis that had to be submitted last week. My two protagonists (female 31-year old first cousins) are of Polish descent, and Eastern European food has been on my mind. This salad is my daughter’s recipe and was inspired by my … Full recipe post »
Composed salads that include grilled proteins and vegetables are such a welcome addition to the summertime table, and certain meats, seafoods and vegetables lend themselves particularly well to these types of salads. And don’t forget the lettuce. Grilled lettuce—really? Absolutely. Certain heartier lettuces hold their shape and are marvelous when exposed to the heat of a grill. … Full recipe post »
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