30 September 2009

Week of Salads -- Tomato, Chickpea, Mint

The "Eating Down the Fridge" challenge begins this weekend. I'm not going to enter it this time, but basically I have been doing just that all week anyway -- making do with whatever vegetables and dressing ingredients I have in the fridge. Tonight I made Liz and Mairlyn's Summer Fiesta Chickpea Salad, but I changed some ingredients based on what I had on hand.

Instead of red wine vinegar, I used balsamic vinegar. I used the last of my green and red peppers and threw in some radishes and broccoli (it was started to wilt) and extra celery. I had no green onions, so I finely chopped some red cabbage. And since basil is a member of the mint family, I substituted the 2 Tbsp basil with 1 Tbsp of mint (if I'd used more than that, it probably would have been a bad idea).


  1. You are probably totally sick of chickpeas by now, but I think you should make this: www.101cookbooks.com/archives/panfried-chickpea-salad-recipe.html

    (and tell me if it's good.)

  2. I have just eaten this salad for lunch. I am so sick of chickpeas, I can't even look at the picture in that recipe.


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