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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8 Responses to “Black Bean and Bell Pepper Cous Cous Salad”

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    Cara — April 30, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    mmm what a perfect summer salad!

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    Jenny — April 30, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I make this all the time! It makes awesome leftovers and I throw in some grilled chicken and avocado. Yummy!

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    Kelly — April 30, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    I love the salad, sounds delicious!
    I also love the newlywed map. Where did you get your map?

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    Jen — April 30, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Kelly – There is a link in the original post about the map.

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    Kerstin — May 1, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Mmm, this sounds so perfect for a summer potluck too! I can see why your hubby loves it so much 🙂

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    Valen — May 1, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Mmmm, looks delicious! A nice healthy salad.

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    Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan — May 2, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Yummmy! Great blog, I enjoyed my visit. Wishing you happiness, Katherine

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    hannah! — May 3, 2010 at 3:00 am

    this sounds really interesting! and oh so colorful.

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