Monday, April 26, 2010

Be Healthy Y'all! Chick pea, Carrot and Cucumber Salad

1 Can Chick peas, drained and rinsed, boiled until soft
1 cup chopped carrots, boiled until tender
1 cup chopped cucumber (i like the seedless kind)
tsp whole cumin seeds
tsp whole corriander seeds
tsp whole black mustard seeds
3 tbsp olive oil
salt & pepper to taste

Place chopped cucumber in a mixing bowl.

In a medium pot bring 4 cups (or so) of water to a boil. Add the chick peas & carrots. I like to add the peeled carrots whole and then cut them after when they are tender. :) Drain, then add the chick peas & chopped carrots to the mixing bowl and set aside.

In a small frying pan warm 3 tbsp of olive on medium-high heat, then add the spices, they should "snap" and begin to brown. When they start to brown remove from heat and add to the mixing bowl. Salt & pepper to taste and then give a light toss.

Et voila!

You have a quick, easy, delicious and healthy salad.

Combine with rice for a heartier meal, or just eat right away for a light healthy snack! I think some fresh herbs would be a nice addition as well.

As always, be creative and SMILE!!!


Ps - careful not to burn your seeds like I just did!!!!