Thursday, May 14, 2009

Recipe Thursday!

Chickpea Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

When the weather starts to turn warmer, I start to want to use the oven as little as possible, which makes cool and easy salads the best choice. This one is from Martha Stewart (of course!), and I usually eliminate the radishes, since I don't really care for them!

Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes


Serves 4
· 12 ounces green beans, ends trimmed
· 1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
· 1/4 cup sour cream
· 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
· 1 small garlic clove, minced
· Coarse salt and ground pepper
· 1 (15.5 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
· 4 radishes, trimmed, halved, and thinly sliced
· 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and broken into small pieces
· 1 Boston lettuce, leaves separated


1. Boil green beans 1 minute; drain, and cut into 1-inch pieces. In a small bowl, mix buttermilk, sour cream, vinegar, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. In a large bowl, combine beans, chickpeas, radishes, and nuts; toss with half the dressing. Serve on lettuce, drizzled with remaining dressing.

Since I won't be available tomorrow, sewing all day in preparation for Naperville this weekend (yay!), you get the Friday recipe today. Enjoy!

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