Saturday, April 17, 2010

Chickpea Vegetable Salad

I had some left over veggies and dressing from my Greek Salad the other night so I put together a super quick salad. Perfect for lunch because Chickpeas (aka Garbanzo Beans) are high in protein to keep you kicking all day long. They are also loaded with fiber and I'm sure we can all use a little more fiber in our diets!

Chickpea Salad:

1 28oz can chickpeas, drained & rinsed
1/4 English cucmber, quartered and chopped
1/4 red pepper, diced
1/4 yellow pepper, diced
1 Roma tomato, seeded and diced
handful Italian parsley, chopped
Greek Salad Dressing (see below)

1. Toss everything into a bowl and mix well. Add some crumbled feta if you're feeling really sassy!

Greek Salad Dressing:

1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tbsp Greek seasoning
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dijon mustard
dash balsamic vinegar
pinch salt & pepper to taste

1. Add everything to a Mason Jar or salad dressing cruet. Shake well to mix. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Shake again before using. Store in fridge for up to a week.

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