Wednesday, March 25, 2009

chick pea salad with mexican flavors

Photo by Ken Williams for the Concord Monitor

Chick Pea Salad with Mexican Flavors

Inspired by Gourmet Magazine

Serves 6 @ $.82 per serving

2 canned chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, rinsed, seeded and minced, more or less to taste

3 fresh jalapeno peppers (optional), seeded and minced, more or less to taste

1 medium onion, minced

2 cloves garlic minced

2 14 ounce cans chick peas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed

1 can petite diced tomatoes, well drained

¼ cup fresh lime juice (from 2 limes) plus more to taste

¼ cup olive oil

3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

Freshly ground black pepper and kosher salt to taste.


Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir gently to mix. Chill for at least two hours and up to two days to allow flavors to blend. Taste and correct seasoning before serving, adding more lime juice and salt as needed.

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