I must give credit where it is due. You see, my Mother is one of the biggest inspirations in my life! She gives me life (pun intended)! Back in my senior year of high school, 2007, she went on a journey to becoming a vegetarian. Originally starting off with excluding pork and beef from her diet a few years prior, it grew into a beautiful and healthy lifestyle; she is currently a full out vegan! I’m so proud of and thankful for her exposing my siblings and me to a variety of cultures through food!
I love Indian, Caribbean, Ethiopian, and my favorite, Mediterranean! I love a mean falafel sandwich with a side of Greek salad and extra feta cheese! If you’re a bit picky and would like to start off with something simple, lets do a Mediterranean Chick Pea salad! All you’ll need to do is get a large bowl, knife, and cutting board. First crack open two cans of garbanzo beans aka “chick peas”.
Ensure you rinse them off before adding them to the bowl! Add the diced celery, carrots, red and yellow bell pepper, and white onion. Add the parsley, olives, lemon juice, and EVOO (extra virgin olive oil). Mix that all together. The next step is dependent on taste. I, personally, don’t like a lot of salt in my foods; so I just sprinkled a half-teaspoon of salt over everything. I added black pepper, garlic powder, and turmeric all to taste. DISCLAIMER: The turmeric gives your dish a yellow tint to your food (do not get it in your clothes or on a freshly painted manicure). If you’re like me and appreciate a little kick, lightly sprinkle some cayenne pepper over the top. After preparing, I literally had three bowls of it within a couple of hours. Enjoy!
Mediterranean Chick Pea Salad:
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