My clients' husband comes rushing in to the kitchen "Dr. Oz was speaking about foods that are commonly overlooked - Chickpeas and red pepper were two of them", He confused the statement, chickpeas and red peppers is great food combination to increase energy. Once Dr. Oz says something we all take it a the WORD. Time to load up on chickpeas. Great thing I made them a Chickpea Salad the other day!
Chickpea and Olive Salad
Cooking Time: 25 minutes + overnight soaking
Serves: 6 1 cup servings
1 1/2 cups dried chickpeas
1 small cucumber
2 médium tomatoes
1 small red (Spanish) onion
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup pitted black olives
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon honey
1. Place the chickpeas in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Leave to soak overnight. Drain the chickpeas, place in a pan, cover with fresh water and cook for 25 minutes or just tender. Drain and allow to cool.
2. Cut the cucumber in half length ways, scoop out seeds and cut into 1/2 in slices. Cut the tomatoes into cubes about the same size as the chickpeas, and chop onion finely. Combine the chickpeas, cucumber, tomato, onion, parsley, and olives in a serving bowl.
3. Place the lemon juice, oil, garlic, and honey in a small screw top jar and shake well. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss lightly to combine. Serve at room temperature.