Friday, December 20, 2013

80--- Marinated Chickpeas

This is another fun food gift! 

I like chickpeas all by themselves, but this jazzed up version is a nice change from the ordinary!  They can be eaten straight-up, or added to a salad or pasta dish.  Delish!

Chickpeas are a great source of fiber and plant-based protein!  High in folate and other phytonutrients, these filling little beans may lower your risk of heart disease.

Now that's a holiday gift worth giving!

Marinated Chickpeas
Makes ~ 2 cups

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 shallot, finely minced
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (use winterized if available)
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
Dash ground black pepper
1/4 tsp dried thyme

Combine water, oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt, pepper, and thyme in a two cup jar.  Shake well to mix.  Add chickpeas and shallot, cover and shake to coat.  Place container in the refrigerator for 24 hours prior to serving or gifting.

Nutrition Info per 1/4 cup: 89 calories, 4 g fat, 2 g protein, 9 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber

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