Cumin and coriander chickpea salad

    15 min

    A garlicky olive oil and vinegar dressing combined with a hearty mix of chickpeas and yellow peppers.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 7 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1 dessertspoon white wine vinegar
    • 1 knob root ginger, grated
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 5 (400g) tins chickpeas, drained
    • 2 yellow peppers, seeded and chopped
    • 1 bunch spring onions, thinly sliced
    • good handful finely chopped fresh coriander

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a large bowl, crush together the garlic and salt. To prepare the dressing, mix in olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, ginger, cumin and cayenne pepper.
    2. Add the chickpeas, yellow peppers, spring onions, and coriander. Mix with the dressing. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator 8 hours, or overnight.

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    Looking for something new to bring to our weekly family lunches, I stumbled upon this interesting looking recipe. All I can say is that it was easy to make (although a bit time consuming), and a huge hit!!! Everyone FLIPPED for the bean salad and it flew off the table. Now this item is a must have. Its light and great for the summer. To make the salad more colorful, I used all different kinds of beans instead of just garbanzos. Enjoy!  -  01 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was just amazing. I adapted it as follows: (1) Halved the recipe; (2) Did not use onion; (3) Added an extra splash of lemon juice and vinegar (and used cider vinegar; didn't have white-wine); (4) 1/4 heaping teaspoon of ground ginger (didn't have fresh), a little extra cumin, and only a pinch of cayenne; (5) substituted one can of chickpeas for a can of rinsed black beans - was low on chickpeas; and finally (6) added some sliced meaty green olives, marinated in olive oil only, from an Armenian store. Really fabulous salad!  -  21 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    its very similar to a Indian recipe,you can heat some oil, let the Cumins and some black mustard seeds splutter along with some finely chopped onions till it browns, just add the peas, add salt and a pinch of red chilli powder. Garnish with cilantro, chopped tomatoes, green chilles and may be some grated coconut.  -  25 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)