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Mediterranean Chick Pea Salad

Chickpea Salad

Photo: Brett Blumenthal

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.

Ingredients

  • 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
  • salt
  • pepper

Directions

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.

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