Thursday, March 22, 2007

I forget, are they garbanzo or chickpeas

Ever so often you find a recipe that immediately becomes a standard, this one I found on Kaylyn's Kitchen; Garbanzo, Tomato, and Cilantro Salad. and, as usual, I did some modification. Not that it needed any I just had a ripe avocado and didn't want it to go to waste.

I had a very simple dinner for a visiting friend on Sunday night. BBQ'd Pulled Pork Sandwiches and this great summer salad. My only deviation from the original was to add chopped avocado to the mix which was great.

The dressing was the winner in this recipe so futzing around with some of the ingredients didn't really matter. Though quite simple the dressing had tons of flavor and it looks good with all the bright colors.

Let's talk about some of the benefits of Garbanzos. They contain high levels of folate which tests show are beneficial in:
  • Support red blood cell production and help prevent anemia
  • Help prevent homocysteine build-up in your blood
  • Support cell production, especially in your skin
  • Allow nerves to function properly
  • Help prevent osteoporosis-related bone fractures
  • Help prevent dementias including Alzheimer's disease
I like that last one, preventing Alzheimer's disease since my beloved is sure I'm a good candidate. I have a tendency to forget where my purse/keys are so he's looking for good homes to place me. Where ever it is I hope they serve this salad.


Doodles said...

not to worry sister I'll cater to you in the home and then it will be up to lil bird to cater to us BOTH!
About this magnificent salad...saw it on Kaylyn's awhile back stuck it to my delicious and promptly forgot about it.
Sister mentioned it the other day and I had all the ingredients so I made it as well. Moon is right it's the dressing that is the winner here. This is a wonderful, easy, and adaptable to your tastes and pantry. Good sald!

maltese parakeet said...


Anonymous said...

I'm always fascinated by the health benefits of fruits and vegetables. Americans eat so much processed food that too often I think we forget how much we're missing!

Ari (Baking and Books)

maltese parakeet said...

chick peas also help regulate blood sugar.

Kalyn said...

I love the idea of adding avocado to this. Sounds like the perfect addition. I'm going to add this as a variation to my original recipe with a link to your recipe!! Hope that's ok.

mooncrazy said...

Kalyn, please feel free to link back, anytime.

Freya and Paul said...

I love Garbanzo AND Chick Peas, but funnily enough you never see them in the same dish together...looks yummy!