Nada’s Easy Chickpeasy Salad!

My dear friend, Nada Alic, who co-writes an awesome music blog called ‘Friends With Both Arms,’ is heading south for an indefinite period of time to live and work in The City of Angels. She will be missed. With whom will I listen to Coast to Coast on late night drives? Or argue with about the ethics of pornography? Or laugh with about the absurdity of mismatching socks?! It’s going to be tough. But hey, now I’ve got a pretty good reason to visit Southern California; a place I haven’t yet been. Imagine? Some pasty-white Canadian hoser trying to steady himself on a surfboard, but spending more time choking on salt water instead?! What a wonderfully hilarious sight that will be!

I knew Nada would like this super simple, easy-to-make bean salad, which is why this lil’ recipe is dedicated to her. Also, if you want to up the nutritional value to this dish, add a heaping tablespoon of flax seeds.

19 oz. can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
12 cherry tomatoes, halved (or about a cup of diced tomatoes)
1/3 cup red onion, minced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Pinch of ground cumin
Juice of half a big lemon
Big handful of fresh herbs, chopped (I used a combination of cilantro and basil, but parsley or mint would be great too)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1. Combine all the ingredients into a big bowl. Season to taste with a nice, big pinch of the salt and a few turns from your pepper mill.
2. Mix it all up real good and enjoy!

Serves: 3-5


3 Responses to “Nada’s Easy Chickpeasy Salad!”

  1. 1 Nada December 27, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    ROSSSS-AAAA. I love you. This is honestly the best thing I have ever made. I could eat this everyday. And I will. I was going to say something offensive like, “till I poo hummus” but your blog isn’t as low-brow as mine. Love you!!

  2. 2 mbesh December 29, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    This looks awesome… Gonna make it for sure!

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