Thursday, October 2, 2008

Marinated Chickpeas

Continuing my exploration of side dishes with both international flair and (nearly) all-vegan ingredients, try this Middle-Eastern inspired dish.

In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley, two tablespoons chopped and pitted kalamata olives, 2 tablespoons chopped pickled pepperoncini peppers (also known as banana peppers; look for these in the Mexican section of grocery stores next to the other canned peppers and chilis), 2 tablespoons crumbled vegan feta (such as Sunergia), a teaspoon chopped fresh chives, 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary, and one 15-ounce can of chickpeas (rinsed and drained).

Combine a tablespoon and a half of lemon juice, a teaspoon and a half of olive oil and one minced garlic clove, stirring well with a whisk. Drizzle over the chickpea mixture and toss to combine. Chill for at least one hour before serving. This recipe makes 3 sides servings (1/2 a cup and 170 calories each). The recipe can easily double! You could also toss it with pasta for an entree pasta salad or serve it over lettuce for a dinner salad.

flat-leaf parsley $2.29
pickled banana peppers $3.00
'feta' $4.19
chives $3.29
rosemary $3.29
chickpeas $1.49

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance