Regular readers know my love for chickpeas. I love my Gingery Marinated Chickpeas (Greta Garbanzo https://hotcheapeasy.wordpress.com/?s=greta+garbanzo&submit=Search,) but decided it was time to freshen up my outlook.
Thus, this Chickpea and Tahini salad…perfect to accompany summer BBQ or Mediterranean buffet, an excellent side dish to just about anything, and best of all, easy! I made this a few hours ahead, and the little bit that remained made for great leftover snack lunch!
Chickpea and Tahini Salad
2 29 oz cans of garbanzos/chick peas/ceci, rinsed and drained
½ red onion, sliced thin
2 ripe tomatoes, seeds and gel removed and chopped
1 Tbs cilantro leaves (can go to two if you like) chopped fine
1 Tbs mint leaves (can add another Tbs if desired) chopped fine
4 Tbs tahini
4 cloves garlic, pressed or minced super-fine
4-6 Tbs lemon juice
2 Tbs water
Salt to taste
Place chickpeas, onion, tomato, cilantro and mint in a bowl
In a separate bowl, whisk tahini, garlic, lemon juice and water until blended
Toss dressing in salad. Salt to taste.