July 8, 2019
No cooking is required for this chickpea kidney bean snap pea salad. Just combine the ingredients in one big bowl and you’re all finished.
Summer is the season when the oven should be off more often than it is on.
I can’t say that I’ve been following this rule.
My obsession with roasted tomatoes is in full swing.
I have so many of these tomatoes that when we went away for vacation for 4th of July, I ended up freezing sheet pans worth of them. There wasn’t enough time for me to eat my way through the tomatoes.
Now that we’re back from our holiday at the beach, I figured I should try to keep the oven switched off.
Well, at least for a few days.
The three bean salad is a mainstay at potlucks and barbecues, and I understand why.
It’s filling and works with different mains from burgers to grilled chicken.
Plus it’s hearty enough to withstand sitting outside at a picnic in the heat.
I wanted to make a bean dish, but I didn’t feel the need to include the traditional three.
Chickpeas were at the top of my list of requirements.
I consume chickpeas on a daily basis. They are my throw-it-in-whatever kind of ingredient that instantly turns a sweet potato or greens into a true meal.
The components of this trio don’t all fall into the bean category, but it doesn’t matter.
Each bite was a mix of bites and crunch. I also added halved cherry tomatoes.
To dress everything, I just squeezed on fresh lemon juice. Then I sprinkled everything with salt, pepper and sumac.
I made a fattoush salad a couple months ago. Ever since I’ve been on a sumac kick because of its bright, tart flavor. I also added chopped fresh parsley and sliced scallions. What I love most about this chickpea kidney bean snap pea salad is that there is no cooking required. It’s just a matter of combining the ingredients in one bowl.
4 from 2 reviews
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Where can I find sumac in store?
Sumac should be with the rest of the dried spices. I bought mine at Whole Foods. You can also find sumac on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=sumac&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
I felt like the lemon juice was enough for the salad. If you find the citrus too strong, you could add a little olive oil.
I am making this recipe this evening. It’s a great recipe. I love the citrus, but for some in my family straight lemon is too sour. I grow Meyer lemons which are great for this. I also like the mouth feel and taste that a little bit EVOO adds to most salads. Thanks for the recipe!