Sometimes a food event will inspire me to come up with something I hadn't necessarily planned on making. Such was the case with this moderately spiced Middle Eastern chickpea and olive salad that I made specifically for *AWED*, a food event celebrating world cuisine. Siri is hosting this month's edition and she choose Middle Eastern appetizers as the theme. Originally I was going to make a halva, but suddenly the deadline was upon me and so I opted for something more familiar and simple that turned out to be decidedly filling enough to serve as a satisfying meal in itself alongside some rice.
Do resist the overwhelming temptation to add feta or goat cheese, at least the first time you make this. There will be a next time, yes there will.
|Middle Eastern Chickpea and Olive Salad|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Published on June 13, 2008
Simple, elegant, lightly spiced and flavorful Middle Eastern chickpea and olive salad