Cook the Book Fridays: Chickpea Tahini Salad from Everyday Dorie

Chickpea Tahini Salad from Everyday Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays comes from Dorie Greenspan’s latest cookbook, Everyday Dorie and is a perfect dish to make a big batch of on the weekend to enjoy through the week for lunches.

The dressing is tahini, lemon (juice and zest) and spices (garlic, ginger, cumin, paprika, cayenne) and is super tasty on its own – would be fabulous on a variety of salads. I didn’t dress the chickpeas until the day I was serving because this made a LOT (says it serves 6 but I’d say more like 8) and I didn’t want the salad to get too soggy. I know chickpeas absorb the flavour of the dressing and that’s great but it took a few days to get through this! The salad itself, as written, is chickpeas, bell pepper, red onion, cilantro and dill (I didn’t use dill) but really many veggies would work here – I’m thinking cucumber and cherry tomatoes. A super versatile “base recipe” that would also do well with poached chicken pieces or even salmon/ tuna. I’ll definitely be making this again in some variation and the dressing will be a “go to” as well.

Get the recipe for Chickpea Tahini Salad on page 93 of Everyday Dorie.

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8 thoughts on “Cook the Book Fridays: Chickpea Tahini Salad from Everyday Dorie”

  1. We were a two can household lol. A good amount but I was expecting to have this in the fridge like a pasta salad and available as a side dish – so I would have been happy to even have had more lol ! The dressing is fabulous and I love how the dish “ages” with it. YUM. Glorious photo !!

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  2. Yours is a great write-up, Mardi, that I look forward to trying this Spring. Your suggestions for variations is spot on. And the Hold the Dressing! advice, of course, is a reminder to do so. Often I just forget. After a while eating “on” the same salad gets a bit old. Wish you were stopping by in Paris this year.

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