First recipe of 2017: My new favorite chickpea salad. It’s crisp and fresh, with lots of zip. I’ve been eating it straight from the bowl, and even used it as a protein-rich topping for some cheesy nachos the other night. That’s what I like to call a balanced meal.
I’m so glad I finally moved to a better kitchen. Now that I have an open, light-filled cooking space, I’ve found myself spontaneously creating recipes at dinnertime again. Stay tuned for more salads and soups soon. I’m so close to having an organized office space and a more regular posting schedule again.
I can’t take full credit for this one, though. I was immediately smitten with the original concept on Serious Eats. Loads of fresh dill? Say no more. I tinkered with their recipe quite a bit, like I do, to make it a delicious lunch or side made with canned chickpeas. Mine has chopped celery, green onions, and extra carrots.
I grated the carrots in my food processor, which reminded me—I recently learned that the sharp metal blade on my beloved food processor (and the machine that I have recommended for years) is at risk for breaking into pieces. Kinda dangerous. If you have a Cuisinart food processor, you can get a replacement blade here.