I've been making homemade chickpeas frequently, since I got a pressure cooker for Christmas. Artichokes and red bell peppers were reasonably priced at Trader Joe's, so I combined them with good olive oil and fresh herbs and the result was a fresh, tangy and toothsome melange that would make a great first course or a satisfying lunch. —zora
4-6 or 2-3 with leftovers
cooked chickpeas, canned is ok
fresh cooked artichoke hearts, each one cut into quarters. Frozen is ok.
roasted, peeled red bell peppers
large clove garlic, crushed
good quality extra virgin olive oil
red wine or sherry vinegar
zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
chopped fresh basil and Italian parsley
remove the stems and seeds from the roasted peppers. Cut them into thin strips, each strip 2" long.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine pepper strips, chickpeas and artichoke hearts with remaining ingredients. Stir well to combine. Let sit at room temperature for at least 1/2 to 1 hour, stirring occasionally before serving. If made the day before, refrigerate, and bring up to room temperature before serving.