Molly Wizenberg first wrote about chickpea salad on her blog, Orangette. I tried it, but it didn't make the grade. I was disappointed, because a simple chickpea salad sounded very appealing and an easy way to eat more beans.
Molly updated her recipe for the April 2011 issue of Bon Appetit. I tried it again and decided it was very fine. Here's a tip: since the salad tastes best chilled, keep a can of garbanzo beans in your fridge for when the urge to make this salad strikes. By the way, I think cilantro might be the preferred herb to use in this salad. I plan to try it instead of the basil next time.