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Garden Chickpea Salad Recipe

Garden Chickpea Salad Recipe

Looking for a great summer dish with a difference? This refreshing salad is great on the side or as a luncheon salad. To make it an entree, add sliced, cooked chicken or lamb. —Sally Sibthorpe, Shelby Township, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups spring mix salad greens
  • 3/4 cup canned chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh parsley sprigs, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • 1 small zucchini, julienned
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced radishes
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • TOMATO VINAIGRETTE:
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions

  • 1. Divide greens between two salad plates. Combine the chickpeas, parsley, carrot, zucchini, onions, cheese, radishes and walnuts.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the vinaigrette ingredients. Pour 1/3 cup over chickpea mixture and toss to coat. Spoon chickpea mixture over greens. Drizzle salads with remaining vinaigrette. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 492 calories, 38 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 619 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 12 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.