Recipes

Salads

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Ingredients:

  • 15-ounce can chickpeas (or garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1 cucumber, unpeeled and finely chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, finely diced or cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation:

  1. Add chickpeas, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, garlic, parsley, basil, and mozzarella to medium serving bowl.
  2. Drizzle olive oil, vinegar, and salt over the top, and toss all ingredients well to combine.
  3. Cover bowl and refrigerate at least 1 hour to let flavors blend.

Yield:
6 side servings

Nutritional Information:
Per serving: 153 calories, 9 g protein, 15 g carbohydrate, 6.5 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 10 mg cholesterol, 2.5 g fiber, 197 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 38%.

© 2006 Elaine Magee


Last Editorial Review: 7/24/2006



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