In my family there are many vegetarians, my mother, my grandmother, a few of my aunts, the list goes on and on. If you go to one of their houses you will notice that at any given meal, you are bound to find a chickpea dish laying around. In Guyanese cuisine, chickpeas are prepared in various ways. They can sometimes be sauteed with onions and tomatoes among other spices and served as a breakfast item. It can also be an addition to aloo or potato curry and eaten with rice or roti. Another popular way of preparing it is by shallow frying a batch till crisp and having it as a snack like this. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, is a really delicious type of bean. It is my favorite type of bean and I always try to find new and exciting ways to prepare them.
I am not sure if I told you, but in my efforts to be more healthy this year, I have been trying to eat a salad before dinner each night, now if you are of Caribbean culture then you know that that sentence just does not make any sense since our cuisine is so rich in carbohydrates. Nonetheless, I have found ways to make this easy for me and I have come to realize that it doesn’t always have to be green and leafy and boring, it can be exciting and flavorful and EASY. So here is a flavorful and easy-to-make salad that I know you will enjoy since it tastes just as great as it looks!