Jessica Smith hunts down a side dish that will keep fresh all throughout a hot Memorial Day weekend afternoon.
Text And Photo By Jessica Smith
It strikes me as ironic that so many favored sides to serve at American cook-outs are heavy in creamy sauces and ill-equipped to hold up on a hot, sunny afternoon by the grill. Mayo-based potato and pasta salads, and even deviled eggs (my personal favorite) are delicious but fade in the heat and take on an unappealing tint the longer they sit out. As much as I love those classics, I am always on the hunt for a side dish that will hold up better on a summer afternoon.
Enter this easy chickpea salad. The fresh ingredients give this beautiful side bright color and flavor. Healthy, light, and possessing the ability to taste even better after a day of sitting in the refrigerator, this will be a welcome addition to the summer cook-out spread.Print
Jessica Smith is a native of the American Midwest, currently living in Thailand where she writes about food and travel throughout Southeast Asia. Jessica believes that the best way to understand a place is through its local cuisine.