Thursday, 11 October 2012

MoFo Day 11: Minted Haricot and Chickpea Salad

I thought I'd try another salad, this one using a combination of dried and fresh beans. The original recipe called for fresh broad beans but the only fresh beans I could find were chickpeas. Edamame would also be good in this salad. This is another lemon infused salad but this time the lemon is combined with fresh mint which gives a real freshness. This salad was ok but I much preferred the spicy combination of yesterday's lentil salad. 

Minted Haricot and Chickpea Salad

125 g fresh chickpeas
125 g cooked haricot beans
50 g tomato. skinned and chopped
4 spring onions, finely chopped 
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 Tbsp vegetable stock
Juice of half a lemon 
2 Tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped

Steam chickpeas until tender. Combine in a bowl with haricot beans, tomato and spring onions. In a separate jug or bowl mix together the crushed garlic, vegetable stock and lemon juice. Pour over the beans, add fresh mint, mix well and put into the refrigerator until cold. Serve on fresh green salad leaves, garnished with fresh mint leaves.


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