Summer calls for firing up the BBQ and adding cilantro to pretty much, everything. In this case, I found a recipe on Canadian Living where I spiced up some chicken, tossed together a light, creamy chickpea salad and VOILA! A super quick meal (tops a half hour to prep and cook) that tastes good and good for ya.
2 tbsp plain Balkan-style yogurt
1 tbsp mild curry paste
2 cloves garlic, finely grated
1/4 cup Balkan-style yogurt and light mayonnaise
1-1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 small clove garlic, finely grated
pinch each salt and pepper
1 can chickpeas, drained, rinsed and patted dry
1 cup finely chopped cucumber
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 green onions, sliced
1 rib celery, diced
In bowl, stir together yogurt, curry paste, garlic and salt; add chicken and stir to coat. Place drumsticks on grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until no longer pink inside, about 10-15 minutes.
In bowl, whisk together yogurt, mayonnaise, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper. Add chickpeas, cucumber, cilantro, green onions and celery; stir to coat. Serve with chicken.