7-Minute Chickpea Salad with Shallots and Za'atar | Swirls and Spice

7-Minute Chickpea Salad with Shallots & Za’atar

Shallot-infused olive oil and Middle Eastern spices impart sophistication to this savory salad.  The ingredients come together in under ten minutes for a healthy side dish or portable lunch entrée.One evening I discovered too late that we were out of lemons.  But I was still set on having chickpea salad with supper. Enter za’atar, distinctive because of the lemony herb sumac, plus a tangy plum tomato.  The result was a harmonious medley of taste … Continue reading 7-Minute Chickpea Salad with Shallots & Za’atar

Pesto-Dressed Three Bean Salad| Swirls and Spice

Pesto-Dressed Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad is one of the easiest salads ever!  It comes together in just minutes.   All you need are cooked beans plus a few dressing ingredients swiftly mixed.  Voila!  Flavourful herbs and filling ingredients create a marvelous side dish or lighter lunch.  We enjoyed this salad right away, but the leftover portion was even better on the second day after the rich pesto flavours had … Continue reading Pesto-Dressed Three Bean Salad