It is well known that ginger is one of nature's best digestive aids. Load of pieces of fresh zesty ginger are combined with chickpeas and a tangy lemon and chat masala dressing to make this simple salad a tasty and easy to digest side salad or light lunch. Serve with some cooked grain, such as millet or rice, and you have all the makings for a perfectly balanced and delicious vegetarian meal. After cooking the beans and roasting the tomatoes if you wish (pretty much a hands off affair), the whole prep time is about 10 minutes. Simplicity is bliss.
Notes: If you wish to roast the tomatoes, prepare a large batch as they go well with a variety of dishes and are just wonderful to snack on between meals. Chat (or chaat) masala is a tart, hot and salty spice blend that is easily found in any Indian or most Asian grocers, but it is simple to make at home using this recipe.
|Chickpea and Fresh Ginger Salad|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on August 24, 2012
A simple chilled chickpea salad dressed with pieces of fresh zesty ginger and a tangy lemon and chat masala dressing
More light salads from Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen:
Chickpea Salad with Tamarind Dressing
French Lentil Salad with Sweet Corn and Tomato
Quinoa Spinach Salad with Feta, Pomegranate and Toasted Almonds
Wild Rice and Asparagus Salad
On the top of the reading stack: World Vegetarian Classics: Over 200 Essential International Recipes for the Modern Kitchen by Celia Brooks Brown
Audio Accompaniment: Nicholas Rich: "Big Circles" for amplified viola and electronics (excerpts)