Monday, 4 July 2011

The Mighty Chickpea

Oh Chickpea how I love thee......The mighty chickpea.......My wonder pea.......I could write poetry about thee
(it is NOT easy to rhyme 'thee' with 'thee'.......and you're welcome...)

I think the chickpea is one of natures greatest inventions.  Not only are they really good for you but they can be made into so many things.....and I like to make things....

I made some things for a Canada Day BBQ.  One of them involved chickpeas and then I preceded to eat too much of it.

Here is my bastardized version of a 'Fatoush' salad (look it up, it will be hard cause I spelled it wrong):
2 cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cucumber diced
1/4 of a red onion slice
1 sweet pepper diced
chopped fresh mint and oregano
optionals - cherry tomatoes, olives

The trick to this tasty salad is the dressing
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup of olive oil
1 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste

Enjoy it, write poetry about it and send it to me

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