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Chickpea Salad

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Chickpea Salad
Insalata di Ceci
by James Belardo

This simple salad is a wonderful celebration of summer especially when you add garden fresh ceci (chickpeas).

Ingredients
1 cup ceci, chickpeas, garbanzo beans (fresh is best but canned work well too – rinse and drain)
1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 green onion or some chives
1/2 cup carrot, diced
1/2 cup celery, diced
1 small cucumber (1/2 cup, diced)
small handful chopped flat-leaf parsley
white balsamic vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

 

If you’re fortunate enough to have fresh ceci, in the pods… Here’s a simple method of prepping those fresh ceci,

1. Remove the pods from the bush, rinse and drain.
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2. Place pods in pot, fill with water and bring to a boil.
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2. Once the chickpeas come to a boil, remove, drain and toss into ice water for a few minutes (to cool down).
#Fresh #Ceci #Chickpea #Salad #Homemade #CucinaDelloZio - drain and return to pot #Fresh #Ceci #Chickpea #Salad #Homemade #CucinaDelloZio - let sit in cold water for 5-10

4. Once the pods are cool enough to handle, pop open the pods and remove ceci.
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Directions
1. Toss the chickpeas, carrots, celery, cucumber, green onion (chives), flat-leaf parsley and cherry tomatoes together with the olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
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Enjoy

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Written by Zio James

August 22, 2016 at 2:49 PM

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