Chickpea and Roasted Red Pepper Salad

Hubby love chickpeas. They are yet another food that I had never tried before meeting him. We always have a couple cans in the pantry. One of our favorite ways to eat chickpeas is to throw them on top of a salad. Hubby always ends up putting a very large scoop on his salad to which I always comment “want some salad with your chickpeas”.

In this case, the chickpeas make up the salad. They’re mixed with another of our favorites, roasted red peppers. I’ve never roasted my own peppers even though I hear it’s very simple. Our grocery store sells cans of roasted red peppers that are great and opening a jar is definitely easier than roasting my own peppers. We both enjoyed this salad in our lunches this week. It’s quite tasty.

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Chickpea and Roasted Red Pepper Salad

Ingredients:

2 large red peppers, roasted and skinned
2 cans chickpeas, rinsed
1/4 cup of parsley, chopped
3 tablespoons of capers, rinsed
2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice or red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon of salt
2 cloves of garlic, minced
4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

Cut the peppers into half-inch wide strips and put them in a large bowl together with the chickpeas, herbs and the capers. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, salt, garlic and oil. Pour over the chickpea mixture and combine.Serve immediately, or refrigerate it for a day to get the flavors to mingle fantastically.

Recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen

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10 Responses to “Panzanella – Barefoot Bloggers”

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    Prudy — August 14, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Beautiful photos. We loved it too.

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    Joelen — August 14, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    This is such a great dish and so colorful too!

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    Veronica — August 14, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Looks beautiful! I agree it comes together pretty fast.

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    Cat's — August 14, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Glad you loved it!
    ~The Cat’s Pajamas

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    Kirsten — August 14, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Your salad looks great! Glad to see a fellow Boston girl (well, we left the city 2 years ago but still work here) on the Bloggers!

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    Melissa — August 14, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Looks great!

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    Courtney — August 14, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Wow your salad looks so good. I think I am going to try making this again after a trip to the market this weekend.

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    webbie — August 14, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Great picture! I’ve been thinking that this would be great for Shakespear in the Park. Cool and refreshing!

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    Cate — August 15, 2008 at 2:16 am

    I love Panzanella, but haven’t had Ina’s version yet (Tyler’s is delish!) – perfect recipe for summertime.

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    giz — August 17, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Good tip on the croutons – this one looks like a total winner.

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