21 hours ago
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Reading Molly Wizenberg's article this month in Bon Appetit, she says "behind every great chef, is a well stocked larder".
Meaning: a good cook can whip something up from pantry items like canned tomatoes, beans, pestos, vinegars, boxed stocks, etc. So make sure your pantry is well stocked, you don't want anyone thinking you are not a "great" cook!
Pantry meals are the best kind, using what ingredients you have on hand.
Today's pantry meal turned out to be a great lunch.
Curried Chickpea Salad (inspired by Molly Wizenberg):
15 oz. can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
4 tbsp olive oil
1/4 red onion, minced
1 large carrot, grated
handful of currants
1 tsp of curry powder
half clove of garlic, minced
handful of fresh parsley, minced
Mix all ingredients together and taste for seasoning. I added a bit more lemon juice and salt after tasting.
Place in the fridge at least 2 hours so flavors meld (is "meld" a word?). I liked this salad even better the 2nd day.
Be a great cook and enjoy!