This is one of the best salad I have had so far. Growing up, salads were totally inexistent in our meal course. So when I was introduced to this, I was like eh ? ( colloquially in my mother tongue elai thazhaigala yaru thimba ? I was so disinclined to try it out. But slowly out of necessity I started having them. My very first take was the Caesar salad at Cheesecake factory. Not that I was hooked on to it immediately but I could finish half the plate! Note that I have never been able to complete a full potion in any American restaurant ( barring the fine dining ) If I can finish off half the plate, I am achieved. So from that rendezvous my intake of salad started growing steadily. It also makes my work easier when I have to cook just for myself. Despite its ease and health benefits (thats how I used to tell myself when trying out salads initially) I am still not a huge fan of salads but I can very well manage it once in a while. Well, there is no harm in trying out different things isn't it ?
This recipe is adapted from here. I am a great lover of Chickpea and thats what inspired me to try this salad in the first place. But my hands started to stall as soon as I noticed that the recipe also contains raisins. I have a tendency to dismiss a sweet & savoury mixed together flavours immediately. No looking back. Period. But the rational side of the brain (works at times) reminded me that this combination has worked out at times. As always it turned out to be true. The raisins, nuts and chickpeas are a very interesting combo. Surprisingly, I enjoyed it a lot and happily had a second helping as well.