Saturday, December 1, 2012

Spicy Avocado Chickpea Salad

I am in love with vegetarian foods because it is something that I haven't ever tasted before since tasting foods without meat is just adventurous :) Take some time and effort to try new flavors and get a chance to experience the wonders of cooking in a whole new way! Follow me on this blog and leave a comment if desired! Enjoy!

(Makes 4 servings)

For the Dressing:
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
2 tsp honey
1-2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp ground cardamom (or cinnamon, but the results wont be the same)
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp Spanish paprika
1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp salt
For the salad:
4 avocados, sliced in half
14 oz canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
  1. To make the dressing: Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, ginger, honey, sugar, cardamom, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt in a small bowl, set aside.
  2. Cut avocados in half removing the center seed. Using a spoon, carefully carve out the avocado from the shell  and set aside the avocado shell. 
  3. Next, chop the avocado into little squares and combine with the chickpeas and green onion in a large bowl; toss gently. 
  4. Mix in the prepared dressing and evenly divide the filling into the avocado shells. Serve and enjoy!

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