I cooked up a big batch of Garbanzo (chick peas) beans yesterday. This is how I prepared some of them today.
These would be delicious added to an Antipasto or a Greek Salad. You could replace the Mint with fresh Basil too, but I really like the addition of the Mint. I used a Bergamot Mint which has citrus undertones. If you want to grow just one mint, choose this one. It also makes wonderful tea.
Marinated Chick Peas with Greek Herbs
Serving size: 2/3 cup
930 grams Chick Peas, cooked (about 5 1/4 cups)
2 Tablespoons minced Garlic
3 Tablespoons fresh, chopped Chives
1/4 cup fresh Mint, rough chop ( 1/4 cup fresh Greek Oregano, rough chop
100 gram white or red Onion, sliced thin (1 medium)
6 Tablespoons Olive Oil
8 Tablespoons Balsamic, Apple Cider or Red Wine Vinegar
(I used Balsamic from Trader Joe's)
1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground Black Pepper.
Toss all together and marinate, refrigerated several hours. It gets better as it marinates. I think this could be refrigerated for a week or more and only get better.
|Greek Oregano in the Herb Garden|
|Fresh Picked Herbs|
|Pretty Mint Flowers|
and it is Healthy Too
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