Chick peas (garbanzo beans) are loaded with fiber and are a good source of protein. This salad is well balanced and makes a great side salad for barbecues, and summer parties. And, because of its Mediterranean flare, it is a great addition to an Italian or Greek dinner. Taking only five minutes to make, this salad makes entertaining a cinch.
- 1 16 oz. can of chick peas, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup of chopped black olives
- 1/4 cup of jarred roasted sweet red peppers, chopped
- 2 Tbsp. chopped garlic
- 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Rinse and drain chick peas thoroughly. Put them into a medium sized mixing bowl. Add the finely chopped onion, olives, roasted peppers and garlic. Mix with a spoon. Add the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly and serve at room temperature.