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September 11, 2008

Salad to Cool Off..

Folsom can get really hot in summers and when were not in the mood to turn on the stove in the house, this was a welcome salad at home. The tanginess of the lemon juice against the garam masala and ginger was very interesting. You can serve this salad at room temperature or chilled. We liked it both ways. This is an excellent potluck dish.

Garbanzo and Ginger Salad

Garbanzo Beans – 2 cups (cooked)
Ginger – 2 inch piece
Lemon juice – 2 T
Garam Masala – ½ tsp
Salt – ½ tsp
Ground Black Pepper – ½ tsp
Lettuce – 1/2
Mint - 1 T (finely chopped)

  • If using canned Garbanzo beans, drain and wash the beans and place in a large bowl.
  • Peel the ginger and cut them in to very thin rounds and then julienne them thin and add it to the beans.
  • Drizzle lemon juice over the salad and all the other ingredients and combine well.
  • Place the salad on a lettuce leaf and serve.
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