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Chickpea Salad Like at Chinese Buffets and Delis?

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Chickpea Salad Like at Chinese Buffets and Delis?

classacts | Oct 11, 2009 11:02 PM

I'm wondering if anyone know how to make chickpea salad like the one you find at most chinese buffets and delis. It looks rather simple with a clear sauce (not creamy), very small carrots and some herbs.. I have been trying to reproduce it for a few years now, I have probably made it over 50 times but can never figure out the best way to make it.

I basically drain and rinse a can of chickpeas in a colander, then in a plastic bowl I mix olive oil, red wine vinegar, add some salt, black pepper, dried parsley, grated carrot. I have tried many combinations but it's either bland tasting, or too vinegary.

I'm not interested in fancy salad recipes with nuts or complicated ingredients, just the chinese buffet one will suffice. Thanks!

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