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Chickpea Salad with Black Olives

Insalata Marinata di Ceci e Olive

My mother adored chickpeas and had cans of them stacked in her pantry for all kinds of dishes. She always said that if you had a can of chickpeas, you had dinner. One of her classic dishes was marinated chickpea salad with mint, onions and black olives. Mom liked using canned black olives but I prefer oil cured.

SERVES 4

Ingredients

1 can chickpeas, well rinsed and drained

1 small red onion, cut in half and thinly sliced

1/2 cup pitted and chopped oil cured black olives

1/3 cup Filippo Berio extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

Fine sea salt to taste

Grinding black pepper

1/4 cup minced fresh mint

Directions

In a medium size bowl combine the chickpeas, onion, and olives and toss together.

In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.

Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well. Correct seasoning if needed. Sprinkle the mint over the salad and toss again. 

This recipe is featured on show 2023 – Want Chickpeas?

Comments

  1. BETSY CARNEY's avatar

    BETSY CARNEY

    LOVE YOUR PROGRAM - LOVE THE SIMPLE INGREDIENTS AND THE LESSONS FOR ITALIAN - GOOD JOB!!!!!!!!
  2. joe zugliani's avatar

    joe zugliani

    maryann can you give me an address to purchase the figurine "PULCHENLLO" FROM NAPLES ? I BOUGHT ONE IN NAPLES BUT DIDN'T KEEP THE E-MAIL ADDRESS SO I WOULD LIKE TO BUY MORE .....CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME ?
    THANK YOU JOSEPH ZUGLIANI
  3. joe zugliani's avatar

    joe zugliani

    maryann can you give me an address to purchase the figurine "PULCHENLLO" FROM NAPLES ? I BOUGHT ONE IN NAPLES BUT DIDN'T KEEP THE E-MAIL ADDRESS SO I WOULD LIKE TO BUY MORE .....CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME ?
    THANK YOU JOSEPH ZUGLIANI
  4. Sandi Jacobs's avatar

    Sandi Jacobs

    I just love chick peas. This salad looked so easy and delicious watching you make it on the T.V screen.I just have to make it...Thank you.
  5. Vikki Lovelady's avatar

    Vikki Lovelady

    Thank you Mary Ann for this simple healthy salad. I added avocado, just because I had a ripe one on hand and used fresh basil for the same reason; and, it just hit the spot set here in the deep south with our "dog days of summer".... simply refreshing. Thank you for your expertise and inspiration.

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