Salted Zucchini with Chickpeas in Agrodolce

I got inspired to make this salad during my recent stay at Casa Bellavista, a beautiful vegan-friendly location on the Tuscan-Umbria border in central Italy. Simonetta takes care of the cooking at Casa Bellavista and offers a wonderful dinner 2-3 times per week. Luckily, we were able to sample her vegan creations that included an interesting salad of chickpeas, celery, golden raisins, lemon and deliciously fresh local extra virgin olive oil.

Further reading and research educated me further. Creating vegetable salads and mixing them with legumes is a classic Sicilian technique. The sauce is often slightly spicy

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