Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hump-Day Quickie: Chickpea Salad, or All you need is a garlic press and scissors

We at A Book of Cookrye are attempting this whole "keep healthy things on hand for when you want a snack" idea. This is somewhat difficult because for some reason, a lot of people seem to think being healthy is a sort of penance you do to make up for whatever acts of assholery one has committed during the day. That is the only explanation we can devise to explain the punitively bland and miserable food that turns up on a search for healthy recipes. Therefore, we just got a bag of garbanzos and ignored what turned up on a recipe search.

Chickpea Salad
About ¾ c cooked chickpeas (or whatever you think counts as a serving)*
2 green onions
Salt, pepper
1 clove garlic

Cut green onions into ½-1" pieces (save time and use scissors). Press or mince the garlic. Mix it all in your salad bowl.

*I prefer them hot, others like them cold. Pick whichever you like.

Sometimes I surprise myself in how much I don't want to carry dishes downstairs and have to wash them. The pot was too bothersome.
This was already dirty from soaking them anyway.

Cooking chickpeas makes me want to start a band and call it "The Beige Baboon Brains."

So now, with some lovely cooked chickpeas in the refrigerator, all one needs to do is take a scoop of them and add the other stuff!
All this took was 30 seconds with a garlic press and a pair of scissors.

Et voila! It's like hummus for people whose blenders aren't up to it.

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