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Chickpea Salad with Basil and Pine nuts

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Chickpea Salad with Basil and Pine Nuts

This salad is as easy as it is delicious. When you need a quick, high protein, pick me up, reach for this recipe.

Ingredients:
1 15-oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 T. red onion, finely chopped
1/2 c. red or yellow bell pepper, chopped (or mix red and yellow for added color)
1/4 c. toasted pine nuts
1/4 c. fresh basil leaves, cut into ribbons
1-2 T. chopped sundried tomatoes (optional)

Dressing ingredients:
2 T. olive oil
1 T. fresh lemon juice
1 t. fresh chili paste
Salt and pepper

Rinse the chickpeas and put them in a bowl. Add the onion, peppers, toasted pine nuts, and basil ribbons. In a small bowl whisk together the oil, lemon juice, and pepper paste until emulsified. Pour over the salad and toss everything to combine. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

I like to serve this with a hearty slice of bread to mop up the juices. For an alternate presentation, you can lightly mash the chickpeas and pile the mixture onto grilled or toasted bread as a super easy and super tasty bruschetta.

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Spicy Chick Pea Salad with Basil and Pine nuts

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 T. red onion, finely chopped
1/2 c. red or yellow bell pepper, chopped (or mix red and yellow for added color)
1/4 c. toasted pine nuts
1/4 c. fresh basil, cut into ribbons
1-2 T. chopped sundried tomato (optional)

2 T. olive oil
1 T. fresh lemon juice
1 t. fresh chili paste
Salt and pepper

Rinse beans and place into a bowl. Add the onion, peppers, pine nuts, and basil. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, pepper paste, and lemon juice until emulsified. Pour over the chickpeas and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with a hearty slice of bread to mop up the juices, or alternatively, lightly mash the chick peas and serve on grilled or toasted bread as a bruschetta.