Chickpea (Channa) Salad
Why I Love This Recipe
This recipe is for Nadia, my youngest daughter, who loves this dish! I've also made this recipe to take to parties and it's always a success for both my Indian and American friends! Enjoy!
Ingredients You'll Need
2 Cans Garbanzo Beans
1 12 oz. can chopped tomatoes (or 4 fresh medium sized chopped ripe tomatoes)
1 Jalapeño pepper cut finely (remove seeds if you don't want it spicy)
1 Tbsp. capers
4 cloves fresh grated garlic
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
2 stalks green onion
1 small very finely chopped shallot or 1 Tbsp.. very finely chopped red onions
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together.
Chill for about 1 hour before serving.
Can be eaten alone or with pita chips.
To make Pita Chips:
Lightly rub olive oil on Pita Bread and cut into half. Cut the 2 halves into halves (you should now have 4 pieces). Cut each of the quarters into halves (you will get 8 triangle pieces). Spread out on a baking sheet and bake in Oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.