What’s Cooking?…Lemon Sesame Chickpea Salad
I just love hummus and felafal. I always keep dried chickpeas in my pantry for that reason, in case the mood strikes and naturally they are great for the vegetarians in your family. I wanted to have some of those flavors but not necessarily fried like felafal, or on bread like hummus. I thought the best solution was to make a salad. This is practically a meal in itself, or it will make a great accompaniment with whatever else you have going, plus you can make this ahead of time.
Incidently, this is a very tasty and nutritious vegan salad!
Put the rinsed chickpeas in a serving bowl. Add the finely diced capsicums celery, red onion and parsley and gently mix together. To make the dressing, mix the tahini with lemon juice , water, cumin, coriander, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix until smooth. Pour over the salad and fold through. Add about 3/4 of the tossed sesame seeds and fold them through. Garnish by sprinkling the remainder of the sesame seeds on the top. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Incidentally I served this with some baked sweet potato fries! Have a great day!