*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
          CHILLED GARBANZO AND POTATO SALAD WITH ONION AND GARLIC
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Salads                           Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       lb           Red Potatoes -- * see note
    3                    Italian Plum Tomatoes --
                         (red-ripe)
      1/2   md           Red Onion -- minced
   16       oz           Can Garbanzo Beans
      1/4   lb           Fresh Spinach -- ** see
                         Note
                         -----The Dressing-----
    1       tb           Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    2       tb           Red Wine Vinegar
    4                    Cloves Garlic -- minced
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/2   ts           Fresh Ground Black Pepper
    1       tb           Fresh Parsley -- minced
      1/2   c            Water
      1/4   ts           Crushed Dried Hot Red
                         Chilies -- (or to taste)
 
   * small red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into bite-sized pieces
   ** washed and finely chopped (optional)
   
   First, mix all the stuff together for the dressing in a small bowl or
   a measuring cup. Let that sit for at least a few minutes usually,
   if you make it first, then do the potatoes and tomatoes, that’s plenty
   of time.
   
   Next, bring about 4-6 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan (more is
   better, but leave room for the potatoes), and add the scrubbed
   bite-sized potato pieces. Bring back to a boil, and boil for 4-5
   minutes. Do not overcook! You don't want them to be hard, but you
   don't want them to be mush, either. Drain the potatoes, and rinse well
   under cold water (or cover with cold water, then drain and rinse).
   
   Drain the garbanzo beans and rinse them thoroughly under cold water.
   
   Cut the tomatoes into bite-sized pieces, but smaller than the potato
   pieces. Chop up the spinach (if you're using it). Mix everything
   together, including the dressing, in a bowl that is big enough to stir
   it without dumping bits over the side.
   
   Cover the bowl, and chill for at least 4 hours, tossing it once or
   twice to make sure the dressing continues to coat things.
   
   Adapted by Ron Lunde, from:
   Shea MacKenzie’s The Garden of Earthly Delights Cookbook
   
   My modifications to this recipe were to increase the garlic, cut back
   a lot on the oil, increase the potatoes, omit the sweet bell pepper,
   and add an extra plum tomato. This is my favorite potato salad.
   
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