Tunisian Glazed Chickpea-And-Carrot Salad

Annacia *

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@Annacia

Here is truly a delicious Mediterranean salad inspired by Sally and Martin Stone, authors of The Instant Bean (Bantam). Serve it warm or at room temperature with grilled chicken or fish kebabs and crusty bread.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
carrots, about 8 medium
2 Tbsp
golden raisins
2 Tbsp
olive oil
2
onions, sliced
1/2 tsp
hot red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp
caraway seed
1/2 tsp
paprika
1/2 tsp
ground cumin
1/2 tsp
salt
19 oz
canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 pinch
cayenne pepper or 1 pinch black pepper
1
lemon

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cut carrots lengthwise into quarters.

Then, slice crosswise 1/4 inch (0.5 cm) thick.

Place carrots in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, uncovered, over high heat.

Reduce heat to low and simmer until barely tender, from 3 to 5 minutes.

Reserving 1/2 cup (125 mL) of cooking liquid, drain carrots and set aside.

Meanwhile, cover raisins with hot tap water. Let stand 10 minutes to plump, then drain.
2
Heat oil in a large frying pan set over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring often, until softened and golden, about 10 minutes.

Add raisins, reserved carrot water, red pepper flakes, caraway seeds, paprika, cumin and salt. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil.

Add carrots and boil gently, uncovered, until liquid is reduced slightly, from 3 to 5 minutes.
3
Stir in chickpeas.

Sprinkle with cayenne, if you wish.

Stir until chickpeas are heated through, about 2 minutes.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Squeeze lemon juice over top just before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Mediterranean
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy