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Warm Chickpea, Fennel and Parsley Salad
© Nicky Ryan

Warm Chickpea, Fennel and Parsley Salad

  • ACTIVE: 20 MIN

Dried chickpeas that have been soaked overnight have a much deeper flavor than canned, which can be substituted if you're in a hurry.

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  1. 1 1/2 cups dried chickpeas (3/4 pound), soaked overnight and drained
  2. 1 large onion, quartered
  3. 12 thyme sprigs
  4. Salt
  5. 2 garlic cloves, very finely chopped
  6. 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  7. 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  8. 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  9. 1 small fennel bulb (3/4 pound)—halved, cored and finely chopped
  10. 3/4 cup loosely packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
  11. 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  1. In a large pot, cover the chickpeas with water. Add the quartered onion and the thyme sprigs. Bring the chickpeas to a boil, then simmer them over moderate heat for 1 hour. Stir in 1 teaspoon of salt and simmer the chickpeas until they are tender, about 10 minutes longer. Discard the onion quarters and thyme sprigs.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mash the garlic to a puree with 1 teaspoon of salt. Stir in the red wine vinegar, then gradually whisk in the olive oil.
  3. Drain the chickpeas and add them to the bowl. Toss with the chopped celery, fennel, parsley and onion. Season with salt and pepper and serve warm.
Make Ahead The recipe can be prepared through Step 1 and refrigerated overnight. Rewarm before continuing.

Suggested Pairing

The rich texture of the chickpeas blends nicely with a creamy and fruity Chardonnay with hints of lemon from Australia.



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