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Cumin and Coriander Chickpea Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2008
This was just amazing. I adapted it as follows: (1) Halved the recipe; (2) Did not use onion; (3) Added an extra splash of lemon juice and vinegar (and used cider vinegar; didn't have white-wine); (4) 1/4 heaping teaspoon of ground ginger (didn't have fresh), a little extra cumin, and only a pinch of cayenne; (5) substituted one can of chickpeas for a can of rinsed black beans - was low on chickpeas; and finally (6) added some sliced meaty green olives, marinated in olive oil only, from an Armenian store. Really fabulous salad!
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Moroccan Lentil Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2008
I used good bell peppers and lots of fresh-squeezed lime in this. The serrano pepper I'd bought got lost somewhere in the fridge, so I had to use canned jalepenos. This was still a wonderful dish that got better the longer it sat. (But it only sat for a day, in spite of the fact that I made a double recipe. It was very popular.) I recommend that you drain the chickpeas and lentils for awhile in a colander in the sink -- this prevented my salad from getting soggy.
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