Full of fiber-rich garbanzo beans, an Indian staple, this healthy dish from Vermilion in Chicago is an ideal side or starter. Add grilled shrimp or chicken to make it a meal.
GARBANZO AND RED PEPPER SALAD
1/4 cup lowfat plain yogurt
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp chat masala
1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup julienned roasted red bell pepper
1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp chopped fresh cilantro
2 tsp chopped fresh mint
2 tsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp minced fresh ginger
1 medium head frisée
1/2 cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise and cut into thin half-moons
Whisk together dressing ingredients in a small bowl, add sugar to taste and set aside. Gently combine garbanzos, roasted peppers, cumin, cilantro, mint, lime juice and ginger in a bowl and set aside. Arrange a bed of frisée in the center of each of 4 salad bowls. Toss garbanzo mixture with dressing to coat thoroughly, and add salt to taste. Place 1/2 cup bean mixture on top of each pile of frisée. Arrange cucumber slices around beans.