When I was in the south of France back in June (did I blog about that? Hmm...), my friends and I stayed in a luxury mobile home with a kitchenette, so we ended up cooking most of our meals to save money. It was very fun, and we made many delicious things, but one of the dishes that really jumped out at me and begged to be remembered (no offense to the other wonderful things we made) was my friend Sabrina's recipe for "Chickpea Salad." It's super easy and super delicious.
Here it is, with the measurements I used when I made it a couple of days ago:
3 cans of chickpeas, drained
1/2 a red onion, diced
The juice of 1 lemon
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, and then eat it. See? Simple. The olive oil and basil I just eyeballed. And with all of these ingredients, you should just play around to get the taste you want. You can also used dried mint instead of dried basil. I've never done it, but Sabrina says it's good. And presumably, you could also try it with fresh herbs. Plus, it's one of those things that's even better the second day, after all the flavors have had time to coalesce. Yum!