How to make it

  • Soak Chick peas overnight in enough water to cover by 3 fingers. Add the Baking Soda and cook Chick Peas in soaking liquid 1 - 1 1/2 hrs or until tender. Drain very well, Reserve 1/2 cup of liquid. Set aside.
  • Heat 2 Tbls of the above Olive Oil over medium high, fry Pine Nuts until golden brown. Remove pinenuts and drain on paper towels.
  • Return any frying oil back to the 1/2 cup of Oil. Set aside.
  • Combine Chick Peas, Tomatoes, Parsley, and Scallions.. Tossing gently but well.
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  • Dressing:
  • Crush Garlic in Salt to a paste, Add to Tahini. Combine with Lemon Juice, Remaining Oil and 1/2 cup of the Chick Pea Juice in a Jar. Shake well.
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  • Add dressing to Chick Pea mixture and toss well. Adjust salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and chill at least 30 minutes .( Idealy up to 2 hrs.)
  • Bring to room temperature and top with toasted Pine Nuts. Garnish with Scallions and Parsley.
  • Serve as a side with Chicken, Lamb, or Beef Kababs. Or in a Pita w/ meat or Tabouleh.

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  • keni 12 years ago
    Okay, Jim...I picked this up in the recipe swap as a side to a blackened tilapia I also got from a swap! They went GREAT together! The freshness and citrusy hint in this complimented the spicy fish perfectly, even if they are of totally different areas of the globe! :) I have no idea if I chopped the tomatoes and the parsley fine enough to be "authentic", but I did use flat leaf...the only change I had to make was to use green onions cus I couldn't find any scallions I was happy enough with. I used the full amount of dressing, and it was plenty, but not overmuch. Really enjoyed this and the texture and taste of the pinenuts were a perfect finish! Thank you for the addition. :)
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    ambus ate it and said...
    My mouth is watering just reading this...That sounds divine!We make something similar to this with tamarind paste.Thanks for a wonderful post.
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Made this for the "Recipe swap". It came out really good! Reminds me of tabbouli salad. Very fresh taste, will be great in summer especially. The pine nuts added nice buttery flavor. I only used about 1/2 dresssing, stored the other half away to have with salads. Added a picture.
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    lunasea ate it and said...
    Hey Jim! Just wanted you to know that I am eating your salad right now. I brought some for lunch....and it is so delicious. Wow. I want to try your stuffed pita with this salad and Tabbouleh. I know that will be heavenly and I love tabbouleh. Thanks so what shall I make next? Hmmm.

    Hope you're having a great day...
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    grandmommy ate it and said...
    Once again I like the flavors and ease of this one. Thanks again. Saved. Good one for in a hurry meal. The amount of lemon in this is great. I know this one has great flavor too. Have my 5 with pleasure!
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