This is my new favourite go-to snack or light meal.
Toss in a bowl a bunch of chick peas, some olive oil, some freshly squeezed lemon juice, a ton of fresh herbs--whatever you have on hand; basil, parsley, chives, dill; anything goes--some minced garlic, and some freshly grated pecorino cheese.
You've got a quick, delicious, nutritious little dish.
I try to avoid buying canned chick peas--BPA--but have gotten into the habit of soaking then cooking big batches and freezing them in large freezer bags. That way you'll always have some on hand, which is especially fab for week-night meals. Toss some with some noodles and your favourite sauce or pan fry them with mixed peppers, onion, basil, olive oil, and balsamic vinaigrette.
another salad idea: toss chick peas with roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, capers, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar, with a little salt and pepper to taste.
Full of goodness.