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This blog started out as a way for me to display and sell my handmade jewelry creations. I have set up shop on, where my shop name is "Dreamin of Beadin". The link to my Etsy store is located on the right hand side of this page. Please check me out!! If jewelry's not your thing, then check out the site anyway ~ there are plenty of talented artists selling lots of cool things there. For your reading pleasure, this blog will serve as a sneak peek into what's going on "behind the scenes" in my world. I love to cook, so there will be plenty of recipes, as well as product reviews and the occasional product giveaway (woo hoo!) I also love to take pictures of anything and everything, and I just bought a new camera, so there will be plenty of photos. And I like wine too, so things could get pretty interesting . . . Thank you for your support of me, Etsy and "all things handmade" :)


Here's the Dish: Warm Chickpea Salad

This is a hearty salad that I make often. It has all the Middle Eastern inspired flavors that I love, plus it’s loaded with a lot of stuff that’s good for you, like fiber and protein. The below recipe yields quite a bit ~ I’m basing this on two people. Keep this in mind if you’re making it for only one or two. You’ll end up with a lot of leftovers, but if you’re like me then that means instant lunch for the next day at work!
Warm Chickpea Salad
5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large red onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 (15 ounce) cans chickpeas, drained & rinsed
1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
1 pinch dried chili pepper flakes
1 1/2 lemon, juice of
1-2 tablespoon fresh cilantro, finely chopped (optional)
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a frying pan over medium-low heat. Add the onion and garlic & cook gently for 5–7 minutes until soft and transparent.
2. Add the chickpeas, ginger, and chili flakes and stir for about 30 seconds. Then add the lemon juice and let the mixture bubble until almost dry. Next add the cilantro and season to taste with salt and pepper.
3. Place the chickpea mixture into a serving bowl and pour over the remaining olive oil. Sprinkle the cumin and paprika on top, gently stir then serve warm.

1 comment:

jacjewelry said...

Looks fantastic! I've never used powdered ginger. What's it like? I have been meaning to try making falafel... maybe I'll use the chickpeas for this salad instead! It sounds delicious, and is most definitely nutritious!