Disney Recipes: Chickpea Salad – Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney Recipes: Chickpea Salad - Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney Recipes: Chickpea Salad – Disney’s Animal Kingdom

 

If you live in California, it is that time of year where let’s face it… it’s hot. Salads are always a nice refreshing way to combat the heat.

Today we share with you a a Chickpea Salad from Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World that was introduced earlier this spring for the opening of the Harambe Market.

This is a good side dish or appetizer that can go well with Karubi Ribs. It is good for late summer bbq or an afternoon picnic.

 

 

 

Disney Recipes: Chickpea Salad – Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Yield: Serves 8 as a side dish or appetizer

Disney Recipes: Chickpea Salad – Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 small jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, minced
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind paste, dissolved in 3 tablespoons of water
  • 1/4 teaspoon chaat masala, optional
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
  • Coarse salt, freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 large tomato, seeds removed, diced
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, stems removed, minced

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a small sauté pan over medium heat. Add garlic, ginger and jalapeno; cook until garlic is lightly golden. Set aside until mixture is room temperature. Whisk in tamarind paste and chaat masala. Stir in onion. Refrigerate until cold.
  • Add chilled spice mixture to chickpeas, tossing to coat. Add 2 tablespoons lime juice and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Just before serving, add cucumber, tomato and cilantro. Add remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice, if desired. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Notes

Tamarind paste has a distinctive, tart flavor. It can be purchased in Asian and Latin-American grocery stores or online. Chaat masala is a spice blend available in specialty food stores and some grocery stores or online.

The longer you marinate this dish, the more authentic it will taste.

http://dapsmagic.com/2015/08/disney-recipes-chickpea-salad-disneys-animal-kingdom/

This recipe is provided courtesy of the Disney Parks Blog. What is your favorite food at Disney’s Animal Kingdom?

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