Let’s face it…. What do we have an exorbitant amount of in our pantries right now? Beans, beans, beans. Are good for the heart. The more eat them, the more you… okay I’ll stop. But what on earth do you do with all these cans? Rest assured, I have an easy recipe for garbanzos, chick peas or as the French say…. Pois Chiches… I just love saying this word. This recipe would normally invlove a sexy creamy hummus, but it doesn’t. Just a simple salad with simple ingredients and it simply goes a long way in flavor!
I was inspired by this easy recipe while visiting my husband’s home down south in Marseille, France. His mother, AKA Momma Mignonne, is a culinary wizard and I have learned so much from her in terms of Provençal cooking style. Her love speaks in her food; albeit the simple or complex, it is like no other. With delicate care and respect for these ingredients, the transformation of home grown vegetables from the back yard garden really takes this salad to the next level. It’s truly rustic, full of flavor and a guaranteed family favorite. Delicious warm or chilled, this salad is inexpensive, healthy and simply delightful!
Enjoy this Mediterranean salad as aperitif with a nice sparkling glass of Rosé, use as a delicious topping on a flatbread, or really raise the bar and try my Socca recipe. Now you’re really eating like the French!
Feed your body with love, love what you eat and consume the memories you create with your loved ones.