Chick Pea Salad with Garlic-Cumin Vinaigrette
A scrumptious salad made with chickpeas and jalapeno peppers that's served with a delicious vinaigrette.
chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
red, finely diced
seeds, coarsely crushed
freshly ground, to taste
Drain soaked chickpeas and cook, covered, in water to cover until tender, about 2 hours or a little longer. Plunge them into cold water, then rub them between fingers to remove the skins.
For the vinaigrette, whisk olive oil with garlic, jalapeno, herbs, vinegar or lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Pour over the salad and mix thoroughly. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and vinegar, let stand 30 minutes or longer.
Add cilantro leaves as garnish. Serve at room temperature.