Creativity has no boundaries, nor is it confined to a particular frame of action/ mind/ thing. Why am I talking about it here? hee hee hee this is my creative endeavour in adding a few extra elements to this wonderful salad that I happened to taste at an equally wonderful restaurant over a happy reunion of my college friends :)
Yes!! You might wonder! chickpeas with peas? heh has she gone berserk to try incredulous combinations? :P hmph.. after all cooking is all about experiments and these stand testimony to the empirical resultsof my culinary journey :) physics apart.. but this salad was one of the most yummiest salad I've had till date! minus the greens this makes for a filling meal all by itself.. be it for your lazy lunch or a deferred dinner.. you can toss this in less than 10 minutes provided you've all the ingredients at your disposal.
SHELF LIFE- 1 DAY
CHICKPEAS, SOAKED AND BOILED
FROZEN PEAS, THAWED
SWEET CORN, THAWED
ONION, FINELY CHOPPED
TOMATO, FINELY CHOPPED
GREEN BELL PEPPER/ CAPSICUM, FINELY CHOPPED
CUCUMBER, FINELY CHOPPED
CILANTRO, FINELY CHOPPED
THOUSAND ISLAND DRESSING,
1. Mix all the ingredients one after the other and toss in the dressing. Serve chilled immediately.
* The dressing used here is optional esp cream,mayo and thousand island. It's only to enhance taste, if you're the diet fiend and the one who gobbles only the produce and beans you can minus the dressing. However the taste will not be the same, you might wanna add more of lemon juice or dabble around with a salad vinaigrette. chat masala enhances the flavor adding a tangy bite alongside the lemon juice :)