My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Monday, July 4, 2011

Chick Pea Salad

Are you still looking for one more salad to add to your cookout today? This could be it!

Chick Peas are one of my favorite things in life. I could open a can, drain, rinse, and eat them right out of the can. However, if you're having company, they may not feel the same, so you might want to gussy them up a little.

Chick Pea Salad
6 to 8 servings
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2 cups cooked or canned chick peas, drained
1/4 cup chopped pimento
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 cup chopped celery
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 to 3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 to 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish

Combine the chick peas, pimento, green pepper, celery, salt and pepper and toss lightly. Combine the mayonnaise and horseradish and stir gently into the mixture.

Just before serving arrange on individual plates with lettuce or a large shallow platter lined with lettuce.


  1. Sounds like a great addition to the 4th picnic! Have missed your comments on my blog, Beverly and was so happy to see you today! Hope you have a happy and safe 4th. :)

  2. Oh yummy!
    I love chickpeas!
    I will be certainly trying this soon.
    Happy Fourth!

  3. My mom would used to make make pea soup and i would love it! And I am going to try to make this recipe of yours!

    Wish me luck...



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