Chickpea, Carrot and Olive Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette

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Ingredients:

1.    Extra virgin olive oil- ½ cup
2.    Cumin seeds- 1 ½ tsp
3.    Julienned carrot- 2 cup
4.    Sherry vinegar- 3 tbsp


5.    Pepper (freshly ground)- As per taste
6.    Sea salt- According to taste
7.    Chickpeas- 15 ounce (wash well & drained)
8.    Raisin- ½ cup
9.    Cilantro leaves- ½ cup
10.    Pitted black olives- ¾ cup (halved)
11.    Celery- ½ cup (minced)
12.    Fresh chives- 1 tbsp (minced)

Direction:

For preparing vinaigrette:

•    Take a small sized pan & place it over medium temperature.
•    Now toast the cumin seeds, make sure that the seeds are not burning (you can shake the pan to prevent burning).
•    Take it off & place it over the cutting board.
•    Now crush it well to make it powdery & transfer them into a small sized bowl.
•    Pour the oil along with the vinegar slowly.
•    Beat well till it blends well.
•    For seasoning sprinkle pepper as well as salt according to your taste.

For preparing salad:

•    Take a large sized bowl & mix together celery along with the carrot, chives, olives, chickpeas, cilantro & raisins.
•    Pour the vinaigrette (1/4 cup) & toss well to mix properly.
•    Taste a little bit to balance the seasoning & serve.

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