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Garbanzo Bean Salad

 Garbanzo Bean Salad
I received the greatest compliment when I took this salad to our daughter's preschool potluck...and came home this an empty bowl! I've given the recipe away many times over the years.
8-10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 jar (7-1/2 ounces) marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained and sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1/4 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • DRESSING:
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. For dressing,
  • combine all ingredients in a jar with tight-fitting lid. Pour over
  • salad; toss to coat. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or
  • overnight. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 121 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 319 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.