Salada de Grão de Bico com


(Chickpea Salad with Salt Cod) Serves 4

Salada de Grão de Bico com Bacalhau
  • 1/2 pound dry chickpeas, soaked at least 15 hours in 3 1/2 cups water
  • 2 quarts water, or as needed
  • 1/2 pound dry salt cod, soaked in various changes of cold water for 16 to 24 hours in the refrigerator
  • 1 small sweet onion, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley or cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt or to taste
  • hard-boiled eggs, chopped or cut in wedges for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • Drain the chickpeas and rinse. Place in a 3-quart saucepan with enough water to cover by 2 inches, about 4 cups. Cover and bring to a boll over medium-high heat. Diminish the heat and simmer until very tender, but not mushy, about 1 1/2 hours. Drain and set aside.
  • Remove the fish from the soaking water and rinse. In a medium pot, bring the remaining 4 cups of water to a boil. Turn off the heat and add the cod. Cover for 15 to 20 minutes, then drain. Set aside until it is cool enough to handle.
  • Hand-shred the cod, discarding any skin or bones, and place in a serving bowl together with the chickpeas, onion, and garlic.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the oil with the vinegar. Mix in the parsley and salt, if needed. Pour the dressing over the chickpeas and toss softly.
  • Garnish with the chopped eggs and a sprinkling of paprika. This dish can be served hot, cold, or at room temperature; it can also double as a light meal or side dish.

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