Friday, February 17, 2012

Chickpeas/garbanzo beans and avocado salad

If you guys like chickpea/garbanzo beans and avocado,you should try this salad recipe either you serve as salad or you can roll in flour tortilla as sandwich.
as my experiment I fry garlic and shallot in olive oil instead use a fresh one,and I really like the way turn out,,, by the way this is the second time I make this salad and I will make it again soon :)

- 1 can chickpea/garbanzo bean 15,5 oz
- 1 can canellini beans 15 oz
- 3 sweet peppers/ rough chop
- 1 cup cherry tomato/ cut in half
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- handful chopped cilantro
- 5 sun dried tomato in oil/chop/ I use California sun dried tomato
- avocado cut in cube ( mix until last step )

for the dressing :
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp oil from sun dried tomato
- 2 -3 clove garlic/thinly slice/chop
- 1 shallot/ thinly slice/chop
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp lime zest
- 1 tbsp lime juice

Preparation :
in large bowl mix chickpea,canellini bean,sweet pepper,cherry tomato,red onion,cilantro and sun dried tomato,set aside

mean while in the sauce pan,heat olive oil on medium high temperature,fry garlic and shallot until cook/brown about 2 minutes,turn off the stove,remove from heat,and pour directly in to salad mix

add lime zest and lime juice,salt, honey and oil from sun dried tomato,,,
stir well until mixed and last step add avocado ( that way avocado is not mushy )
stir one more time until avocado mixed with all ingredients
*Tip* you can serve as sandwich with flour tortilla or regular bread if you like.

 I use three colors of sweet pepper.

Have a great weekend everyone,,,,


Rathai said...

I was actually thinking of trying something similar with chickpeas and yes, I do love chickpeas. This sounds like a great and healthy recipe! I would love to see the pictures. I tried to open the pictures but couldn't view them. Am I the only one who has this problem?

Ruth REYNOSO-SANCE said...

That salad looks amazing! I love all the ingredients :-)

Asian-spice mix said...

I don't know why you can view pictures,I have few of them actually,can you see some other pictures ??

Asian-spice mix said...


Curry and Comfort said...

What a great, well balanced salad!! I love that you made an entire meal of it by filling up tortillas. Beautifully done! Have a great weekend! ~ Ramona

Tina (PinayInTexas) said...

Haven't tried this combo in salad. Your beautiful photos tell me it's perfectly delicious!

Anonymous said...

Oh, YUM! I love chick peas AND avocado! This is a terrific recipe! Thanks!

Rathai said...

Now, I can view the pictures. It seems something was wrong with my computer as I could not view some pictures on other sites either. And nice clicks as usual! :)

Elpiniki said...

Great healthy and colorful salad! I love salads that look so bright!

Angie's Recipes said...

This is right up my alley!

Suzi said...

I love this salad, chick peas are a favorite of mine. Beautiful presentation. I like them rolled in the tortilla, looks delish.

Sandi said...

What a pretty salad, with such colorful ingredients! Especially the avocado :)

A good weekend to you!

Choc Chip Uru said...

This salad looks like, lovely and refreshing with packs of protein, good fats and flavour - gotta love it :D

Choc Chip Uru

Asmita said...

What a delicious salad, so healthy and colorful. I love the idea of the wraps.

Mumsfilibaba said...

Nice and healthy salad

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

I love chickpeas and avocado and I could definitely see myself eating this in a tortilla or just right out of the bowl!

Shanthi said...

Looks absolutely awesome and perfect