This simple and easy chickpea salad is the best salad you will make. Loaded with proteins, veggies, and spices, this gets done in less than 10 minutes. Serve it as a meal or as a side dish.
1tablespoonLemon juiceor apple cider vinegar
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In a bowl, combine all ingredients together.
Taste and adjust seasoning.
How to prepare chickpeas from scratch
You can also use re-hydrated dry chickpeas. These are soaked in water overnight (about 6 to 8 hours) until they double in size. The next morning, drain and rinse the chickpeas well.Stovetop method - Put them in a large pot and top with fresh water, about an inch higher than the chickpeas. Add one sliced onion, one crushed garlic clove, and a pinch of baking soda. Bring the pot to a boil. Then, lower the heat to gently simmer for two hours or until the chickpeas are tender, making sure there is always enough liquid in there.Slow cooker method - I also use dry chickpeas, but I use my slow cooker to boil them. It's a simple and easy process so I don't have to monitor it. Add presoaked, drained, and wash chickpeas to the slow cookerand top with cold water, making sure you have at least an inch of water above the chickpeas. Add a few onion slices, garlic, and salt. Place the slow cooker on low and let cook overnight for 8 to 10 hours until they are tender and can be mashed with your fingers.Instant-pot method - Add the presoaked, drained, and wash chickpeas into an instant-pot. Pour enough water so it comes at least 2 inches above the chickpeas (make sure not to fill past the max line in your instant-pot). Close the lid, seal, and pressure cook for 20 minutes. Leave to cool and release naturally. Open when it's ready.I usually boil a big batch of chickpeas. Once cooked, I put them into a small ziplock bag and store it in my freezer. This makes it very convenient to have on hand for days when I am busy. It's great to make hummus, of course, but also to make my Indian spiced chickpea curry called channa masala or chickpea salads.
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