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I'm Cindy, and I love to cook! And, I love to eat... hence the size of my rear end! I come from a long line of cooks. My great great Grandmother was a cook in the original Harvey Houses. My grandmother Julia was an awesome cook, and my mom was incredible. I owe my skills to these great women. Especially my Mom who said this to me about making gravy... "Cindy Lynn, wallpaper paste is wallpaper paste & gravy is gravy. Never the two shall meet!" Shall we say my first experience at making gravy left a little bit to be desired! Thank the high heavens my cooking skills have improved since then! Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Chickpea Salad with Cilantro Dressing

This recipe is from the Cooking Light 2009 Annual Recipes cookbook. We’ve been trying to eat healthier, get a little more exercise in, and my husband has been working on controlling his blood sugar levels. Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) are very good for you. So, this salad is not only tasty – it’s good for you too.


2 c. chopped fresh cilantro
2 Tbls. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
½ tsp. grated lime rind
2 Tbls. fresh lime juice
¼ tsp salt
2 garlic cloves
2 pickled jalapeno pepper slices
¼ c chicken broth
½ c chopped seeded peeled cucumber
½ c thinly sliced radishes
¼ c chopped celery
2 – 15oz cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans) rinsed and drained
12 boston lettuce leaves


Combine the first seven ingredients in a food processor or blender; process until well blended. Add broth; pulse until combined.

Combine cucumber and next three ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle with cilantro mixture; toss to coat. Allow salad to stand for about an hour to let flavors combine.

The recipe calls for the salad to be arranged on the lettuce leaves. I did not do this. I served as a side dish to soft tacos, instead of refried beans. And the next day I took a serving as a side for my lunch.

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Chickpea Salad with Cilantro Dressing

This recipe is from the Cooking Light 2009 Annual Recipes ...

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Columbo said...

Very healthful and very tasty.

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds extremely yummy and delicious. I only recently discovered how delicious cooking light recipes are.

laura said...

Looks delicious!!

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