Sometimes a food event will inspire me to come up with something I hadn't necessarily planned on making. Such was the case with this moderately spiced Middle Eastern chickpea and olive salad that I made specifically for *AWED*, a food event celebrating world cuisine. Siri is hosting this month's edition and she choose Middle Eastern appetizers as the theme. Originally I was going to make a halva, but suddenly the deadline was upon me and so I opted for something more familiar and simple that turned out to be decidedly filling enough to serve as a satisfying meal in itself alongside some rice and perhaps some Beetroot Halwa for dessert.
Do resist the overwhelming temptation to add feta or goat cheese, at least the first time you make this. There will be a next time, yes there will.
|Middle Eastern Chickpea and Olive Salad|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Published on June 13, 2008
Simple, elegant, lightly spiced and flavorful Middle Eastern chickpea and olive salad
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