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Chilled Chickpea Salad With Raisins, Pine Nuts, Vegetables And Yogurt

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Ingredients
  Dried chickpeas/4 cups canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Picked Over, Rinsed And Soaked Overnight)
  Peanut oil 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), peeled and finely chopped
  Finely chopped ginger 2 Tablespoon
  Cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Curry powder 1 Teaspoon
  Coriander 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Scallions 6 , trimmed and thinly sliced
  Tomatoes 2 Medium, diced
  Red bell pepper 1 Medium, cored, seeded and diced
  Pine nuts 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), lightly toasted
  Raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped cilantro 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped fresh mint 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon 1 , juiced
  Tahini 2 Tablespoon
  Plain non-fat yogurt 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a pot cover the dried chickpeas with water and bring the water to a boil.
2. Reducing the heat simmer the chickpeas until they are tender for approximately 2 hours.
3. If necessary, add more water as the chickpeas are cooking.
4. Then drain the chickpeas, rinse them and set aside.
5. In a small skillet heat the peanut oil over low heat and saute the garlic and gingerroot, stirring often, until they are very soft and fragrant.
6. Then add the cumin, curry powder, coriander, cinnamon and nutmeg and saute the ingredients, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
7. To a large bowl transfer the mixture and add the scallions, tomatoes, red bell pepper, pine nuts, raisins, cilantro, mint and the cooked chickpeas.

FINALIZING
8. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, tahini and yogurt and mix with the the chickpeas and vegetables by gently tossing the ingredients.
9. Season the salad with the salt and pepper, tightly cover the bowl and refrigerate the salad for 3 hours.

SERVING
10. Serve chilled.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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