Wednesday, November 5, 2008

chickpea, sun dried tomato & artichoke salad

i posted a feta recipe in my last post, and that yumminess found a home in this recipe. i'm always looking for new ways to mix up chickpeas, and this sort of just came together. i think it would be great for a potluck or holiday dinner, as this recipe makes quite a bit. and if you haven't tried miso mayo, you should give it a shot. it definitely has a unique flavour, but in small amounts, it's pretty dang tasty!


ingredients:
  • 1 ½ cups dry chickpeas (about 3 cups cooked)
  • 1 ¼ cups sun dried tomatoes (preferably not oil-packed)
  • 1 can (14oz.) artichoke hearts
  • 1/2 cups black olives, sliced
  • 6 oz. vegan feta
dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon stoneground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup miso mayo, original
combine all ingredients except feta in a large bowl. if you prefer, you can mix up the dressing ingredients in a separate bowl and pour over the mixture. i take the lazy way and just throw all the dressing components in with the rest of the salad, stirring as i go. add the tofu last since it will be the most delicate and susceptible to crumbling. toss gently a few times after adding the tofu. chill for at least two hours, really letting the flavours meld. serve up just like a pasta salad.

as a side dish, i think this would serve about 8 (or more if they are super-small-helping types of folk). :)

12 comments:

Conquerbysmiling said...

*mouth waters* That looks yummilicious!

Meg said...

Amazing! I love it! I can't resist anything that combines artichokes and feta!

allularpunk said...

ummmm...yes. i love all of those things. well...maybe not balsamic vinegar (i know, i'm crazy, but all vinegar makes my tummy turn a little) and i've never had the miso mayo, but still! this recipe is 100% right up my alley. i'm always looking for a way to sneak artichokes into food. because they rule. hard.

as do you.

haha...my word verification is 'pusts'. ew!

Stash said...

haha i'm all about lazy. I actually hate mayo but miso mayo is pretty good so i am liking this recipe

greendogwine said...

anything with chickpeas is delicious in my book! love the combo you came up with! :)

Adam said...

I absolutely love chickpeas and sun dried tomatoes... this is awesome. Nice job :)

Um, I have a feeling you might want to change the servings to 1-2 Adam portions. I'm a big eater :)

Bianca said...

I've seen that Miso Mayo but haven't tried it yet. I think I'll have to now...this dish sounds phenomenal.

kishykat said...

i made some oven roasted chickpeas the other day, they effin rocked. they had the nice crunchyness of nuts with out the fat.

CaptnRachel aka Tha Pizza Cutta said...

This salad looks scrumptious. If someone were to substitute the chick peas, what do you recommend?

whoXcares said...

that one looks amazing..need to try it...thanks for checking my blog..

take care

pat

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

this really would make a great potluck dish! Sounds delicious.

theliberalvegan said...

Yum! I'm always looking for new and different salads and this looks sooo good!