January 11, 2010

chickpea & yoghurt salad

Another dish I made for my Arabian Nights feast: a smooth, flavourful salad of chickpeas with yoghurt, cumin, coriander (cilantro) and mint. Using fresh chickpeas would make this even tastier; just make sure you soak them overnight. I sprinkled this with pomegranate seeds just before serving - pretty and delicious.

Chickpea & Yoghurt Salad

400g (14 oz) tin chickpeas, well rinsed and drained
3/4 cup plain Greek yoghurt
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp caster (superfine) sugar (or ordinary sugar)
1 small handful coriander (cilantro) leaves, roughly chopped
1 small handful mint leaves, roughly chopped
1 tsp salt
pomegranate seeds (optional)

Mix the chickpeas, yoghurt, ground cumin, sugar, coriander, mint and salt in a bowl and stir to combine thoroughly. Adjust the seasoning if necessary, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds to serve.


Frenchie said...

I already bookmarked this. It seems like such a great recipe to keep on hand, I love all the fresh herbs and the tanginess from the yogurt. I will let you know how it turns out.

fresh365 said...

Perfect! This might be my new favorite salad! Great idea with the pomegranate seeds to.

G. said...

i'm such a chickpea fanatic. LOVE your site, so happy to have found you. just gorgeous.

Julie said...

Just found your site via Kitchn tweet. Love the photos! Super clean and eye popping. What kind of lighting do you use?

Erika from The Pastry Chef At Home said...

The ingredient list for this recipe contains some of my favorite things ever (especially the pomegranate...and cumin...and mint! I am in love with this. Can't wait to make it!

ps: beautiful photo

Philomena said...

Thanks Julie! I only use natural lighting.

Ele said...

Looks wonderful! I often make a yogurt with those flavourings (often with a squeeze of lemon or lime, too), and love it in wraps and things. Why haven't I ever thought to toss it with chickpeas?!

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Mmm, this definitely looks refreshing. Saving it!

amish baby cribs said...

Wow! This looks so delicious. And this is with some yogurt! It seems so perfect to me.

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