Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Garlic, Lime & Ginger Chickpeas

chili lime chickpeas

My goodness - this is my 1000:th blogpost! Wow! Time sure flies when you're having fun...

Today, I have a small side dish for you. I am not a fan of chickpeas (or any peas or beans, with few exceptions) but I'm trying to get around to liking them. This dish was actually really good, even my husband liked it and he hates chickpeas with a passion. So - it's worth trying !

Garlic, Lime & Ginger Chickpeas

1 can of chickpeas (400 g)
a thumbsized piece of fresh ginger
1 lime - the zest and the juice
1-2 cloves of garlic
3 tbsp olive oil
sea salt
chilli flakes

Rinse the chickpeas very well to get rid of the "can"-flavour. Drain.

Grate garlic and ginger, and mix with the lime zest, lime juice and olive oil. Stir in the chickpeas and season with salt and chilli.

Recipe in Swedish:
Kikärter med vitlök, lime och ingefära


african vanielje said...

Wow Anne, congratulations. That's quite a number. And the salad looks so easy as well. No huge fans in our house either so maybe this will turn the tide. thanks

Deborah said...

Wow - congrats on 1000 posts!!!

Viktoria said...


(I will never forget that you helped me when I was a new blogger. I asked a lot of questions by mail and you answered very nicely. Later I noticed that you got married just a couple of days later... Thank you very much...)

Anne said...

Aww, Viktoria! :) I have to get myself to the south so we can meet up for coffee - I'd love that. :)

Lena said...

Congratulations! Wow is it that many posts, keep going.
I'm no big fan of chickpeas either, but that sounds like something I could live with ;)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, well done. I don't know how you find the time to do all that you do. I,m not a fan of chickpeas either, but will give this a go.

african vanielje said...

Obviously you are just a basically very nice person Anne. I always suspected this, but Viktoria's comment just confirms it. It's pretty much been the same for me, because your friendliness really has encouraged me, as new as I am. Just one more reason to keep reading

Anna Banana said...

1000 posts! Congratulations, Anne. And with a recipe for the lowly chickpea. I will try it too. I've been eating a lot of watermelon and feta with lime juice, black pepper, and chopped mint. Skewered or not, delicious! Thanks for the inspiration.

Anne said...

Aww, thanks everyone! Without people to read my posts, I'd be nowhere :) So really, it's all due to you!

And Inge, that made my day :)

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

You just inspired my lunch! I oddly didn't have any chickpeas in the pantry, so I mixed it up with black beans. I've been looking for ways to get more beans into my diet, so thank you!

Jeanne said...

I adore chickpeas - so just imagine how much I would like this salad! I often buy a chickpea salad for lunch - just chickpeas with chopped peppers and shredded fresh basil marinated in olive oil. Yum.

And 1000 posts! Well done you. Feel woefully inadequate now :P

nonizamboni said...

A great recipe for someone who does like chickpeas. The only problem I had with the recipe was when the cat (also named Bean) heard the can opener, came running thinking it was cat food and impeded my progress.
Thanks for sharing!

Nikki said...

Please don't give up on trying to like beans, etc., ok? They're SO good for you!! :)