In my next life, I’d like to come back as this salad. I mean why be a dolphin or The Food Babe or Harry Styles when you could be THIS.
Can you guess from my last post that I haven’t exactly felt like cooking lately? The stupendousness of this salad stems from the fact that you needn’t cook to make it appear in your kitch. If you can use a can opener and chop a pepper, you can make this salad. I mean the directions literally have two steps. That’s one less than three. I have faith in you.
Spring has gone and sprung all up in these curried chickpeas. It may not be seventy degrees outside, but between my new obsession with One Direction and eating this foodgasmic concoction right out of the serving bowl, I’m like 104% content.
Those colors! GAH.
Let’s all just stare at that picture for one more moment.
Okay. Now go ahead and listen to “Stockholm Syndrome” and “Change Your Ticket.” One Direction…heart eye emoji.
All this excitement is almost too much to handle.
Can you tell that this is one of those posts where the recipe is so freaking tasty that the post could never in a million years do it justice? I know you’re technically not allowed to have a favorite recipe nor a favorite child, but we all know they exist. I don’t want to hurt my other salads’ feelings or anything but in all honesty, this bad boy is up there with my favorite recipes of ALL TIME in the HISTORY of my blogging LIFE. All three and three fourths years of it.
My blog is a toddler.
But this is not toddler food.
I pray to the chickpea gods to give me the strength to not eat this all in one sitting. Because I really want some for lunch tomorrow. And for breakfastsnackdinnerdessert.
CHICKPEAS FOR PRESIDENT.
- 3 tbsp tahini
- 1½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 2 tbsp water
- juice of half a lemon
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- 1 tsp turmeric
- ½ tsp salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- 2-15oz cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- ½ cup chopped green onions
- ½ small bunch cilantro, chopped
- 1 bell pepper, chopped
- ½ cup raisins
- ⅓ cup cashews, chopped
- Whisk together all dressing ingredients in a small bowl. I blended mine in my nutribullet.
- Place salad ingredients in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss to combine.