Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad


  • 3/4 to 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1/5 cup pre-cooked couscous
  • 1/5 cup broth (or water)
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1 inch piece green italian pepper
  • 1 small carrot
  • 3 red cherry tomatoes
  • 3 yellow cherry tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Sherry vinegar
  • 1.5 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt and (freshly) ground pepper


  1. Prepare your vegetables: peel the carrot and chop in 1/4 coins, clean the pepper and cut in small pieces, chop the onion thinly. Cut the cherry tomatoes in 8-12 pieces (depending on size). Put all these ingredients in your serving dish, add vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste, mix well and let marinate.
  2. Prepare couscous: heat broth in microwave till nearly boiling, add couscous and mix with a fork, let rest until all liquid has been absorbed and it’s fairly dry. Fluff grains with fork, then add to the marinated vegetables.
  3. Add chickpeas to dish, mix well, and enjoy!

Servings: 1 as full meal, 2 as starter.

Notes: I used dry chickpeas that I boiled, ’cause I don’t really like the canned ones (and the weird things they add to them). Take 250 grams (about 2/3 cup) dry chickpeas and soak overnight in at least twice as much water. In the morning drain the water, rinse with fresh water, and drain again. Put chickpeas in deep pot, add 1 teaspoon salt, 1 small bay leaf and 8-10 fennel seeds, add water until it doubles chickpeas’ volume. Bring to a boil, then let simmer for around 2 hours, until chickpeas are as tender as you prefer them.

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4 Responses to Chickpea Salad

  1. Lía says:

    mmm…esa ensalada está buenísima, yo la hago mucho en verano. Si cueces los garbanzos en una olla exprés “sólo” tardas 40-45 minutos ;)

  2. Sade says:

    Lástima que no tenga olla exprés, aunque no creo que la usase mucho. Me gusta que cueza lento para que se mezclen bien los sabores.

    Pity I don’t have a pressure cooking pot, but I doubt I’d use it much, I like simmering the food slowly so the flavours mix well.

  3. Yummmmmm. Hard to come by in Korea. Want to come over and cook for me?….I’ll supply ingredients, beverages of your choice, fabulous views of Korea (NOT!)……whatever else it takes to tempt you….;)

  4. Liberty says:

    That looks really tasty. Thanks for the recipe!

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