Spicy Buffalo Chickpea Salad
For the dressing:
4 teaspoons Saucy Mama hot wing sauce
1 juice from lemon (about ¼ cup)
2 small cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons honey
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
For the chickpeas:
1/4 cup Saucy Mama hot wing sauce, divided
2 tablespoons oil
For the salad:
2 10s oz bags of mixed salad greens
1 cucumber, peeled and diced
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
To make the chickpeas, preheat oven to 400 degrees and place the oven rack to the upper third position.
Bake for 15 minutes, then pull a chickpea out to taste. If you'd like them spicier, toss in an additional tablespoon (or two) of hot wing sauce and return to the oven for an additional 15 minutes. Even if you don't add more sauce, they still need to bake for another 15 minutes or so until they're slightly crisp on the outside, but soft on the inside. When they're finished baking, let them cool off, then transfer to a serving bowl.
Blue cheese dressing is traditionally served with hot wings and "buffalo" type dishes, but because of our family's preferences, we opted for goat cheese.
8.0 side-dish or 4 main-dish servings.
Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 4:40pm