Warm Chick Pea and Broccoli Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Warm Chick Pea and Broccoli Salad recipe? Learn how to make Warm Chick Pea and Broccoli Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jailita

Makes 6 servings



Serve this comforting salad as a main dish or as a side. The chick peas contribute a considerable amount of protein, manganese and folate to the dish.

Recipe Ingredients for Warm Chick Pea and Broccoli Salad

1/2 pound (1 heaped cup) dried chick peas, soaked for 6 hours or overnight in 1 quart water
1 Salt, preferably kosher salt, to taste
1/2 pound broccoli (crowns, broken into florets)
1/2 small red onion, sliced (optional)
1/4 cup fresh parsley, (chopped or a combination of parsley and dill)
2 ounces Parmesan, shaved

For the dressing:
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, (champagne vinegar, or sherry vinegar)
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, (small, minced or put through a press)
1 Salt, preferably kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, (or 4 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons buttermilk or plain low-fat or nonfat yogurt)

Recipe Directions for Warm Chick Pea and Broccoli Salad

  1. Place the chick peas and their soaking liquid in a large saucepan and add enough water to cover by 2 inches. Add the bay leaf and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer 1 hour. Add salt to taste and continue to simmer until the chick peas are tender, 30 minutes to an hour. Remove the bay leaf.

  2. Meanwhile, place the red onions in a bowl and cover with cold water. Soak 5 minutes, then drain and rinse. Dry on paper towels.

  3. Make the dressing. Mix together the lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper. Whisk in the olive oil (or the oil and buttermilk or yogurt). Set aside.

  4. When the beans are tender, add the broccoli. Turn up the heat, cover and simmer or steam (depending on how much water is left in the pan) 5 minutes, until the broccoli is tender but still bright. Drain the beans and broccoli and toss with the dressing. Add the herbs and the Parmesan, toss again, and serve warm.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 113.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
224
Calories from Fat
151
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.8g
26%
Saturated Fat
3.5g
18%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Sodium
336mg
14%
Potassium
227mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
12.6g
4%
Dietary Fiber
2.9g
12%
Sugars
1.1g
Protein
6.8g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 67%
Calcium 14% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in vitamin C
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