Warm Chickpea and Greens Salad Recipe

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This was also a big hit at our weekend getaway. The combination of greens, chickpeas, and sumac with lemon and fresh mint is really to die for. People went back for seconds of this salad, which is saying something given how much other good food there was!

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Servings: 4


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  1. Soak chickpeas overnight if using dried. Drain chickpeas (rinse if canned) and place in a collander or bowl. Thoroughly was the greens, trim the stems, and finely shred the leaves. and add to the bowl or collander with the chickpeas.
  2. Heat the oil in a heavy saute or frying pan, add the onion and cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes until softened and just starting to brown.
  3. Cut the tomatoes in half (down the stem), scrape out the visible seeds, and dice the flesh. Add the diced tomato to the pan with the sugar, cinnamon, and garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes until softened.
  4. Add the chickpeas and greens to the tomato mixture and cook for 3-4 minutes until the greens wilt. Add the mint, lemon juice, and sumac, and cook for one minute.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.
  6. NOTE: Sumac can be found in any middle eastern grocery and in many large grocery stores. It can be added to many dishes and has a nice, mild flavor.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 448g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 331  
Calories from Fat 245 74%
Total Fat 27.81g 35%
Saturated Fat 3.86g 15%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 672mg 28%
Potassium 1412mg 40%
Total Carbs 19.51g 5%
Dietary Fiber 6.5g 22%
Sugars 7.61g 5%
Protein 6.71g 11%



  • Linda Hanson
    August 31, 2010
    This recipe was really hearty and yummy! The cinnamon flavor was slight, but made the flavors really a good way.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    • Nancy Miyasaki
      September 14, 2010
      This was a great opening dish prior to the Fish Tahini recipe my husband made. It is really healthy tasting, but also very flavorful and with nice texture. You'll really enjoy it!
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


        August 30, 2010
        I enjoy chickpeas and always buy them dried. I notice there is no mention of cooking the blighters.
        • Rajani@eatwritethink
          August 30, 2010
          wow! delicious... can't wait to try this!
          • suzybel56
            August 29, 2010
            I love anything with chickpeas & I really want to try the sumac.
            • Jeni
              August 28, 2010
              This sounds delicious!

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