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Chickpea (garbanzo bean) and Smoked Almond Salad with Vinaigrette

I have been using smoked almonds extensively in salads since we discovered them at Scoop. Here’s a salad featuring these interesting ingredients.

Chickpea and Smoked Almond Salad with Vinaigrette
Bowl in this photo is hand-made in 2011 by ceramic artist Turgut Tuna.  It is hand made and it came all the way from Turkey. Thank you Zeynep and Canbora 🙂 It is from Iznik -famous for its ceramics and tiles.

Ingredients:
1x tin chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed well and drained
1 small carrot, grated
2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
½ red onion, chopped
½ green pepper (capsicum), chopped
½ cup smoked almonds
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

To make vinaigrette: Combine vinegar and oil, whisking until well blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

To make salad: Combine chickpeas, carrot, smoked almonds, pepper, onion and mint in a large bowl. Add vinaigrette and mix well to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

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