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Are you tired of boring salads for lunch or as an accompaniment to dinner? This chickpea salad is refreshing, healthy and zesty, and it only takes a few minutes to prepare. Beans are so frequently used as “back-ups” in a meal that we forget what great flavor they have on their own, or that they can even stand alone as a meal! This salad brings garbanzo beans to the foreground and you’ll find yourself not needing anything else to complete your lunch—this bad boy’s got it covered!

Chickpea Tomato Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cup tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 -3/4 cup feta, cubed
  • 1/4-1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped basil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • extra virgin olive oil, to taste
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Combine the onions and tomatoes in a bowl, drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil. Then add salt and pepper.
  2. Add chickpeas, feta and very finely chopped or diced herbs.
  3. Mix well, adjust seasoning and place in refrigerator for at least 20 minutes. Salad will marinate and flavors will continue to develop.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe adapted fromGreen Lite Bites

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