Chickpea Salad

From The Enlightened Kitchen John Wiley & Sons ©Marie Oser

Chickpea Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing – Nutritious and Delicious!

4 Servings

1 avocado, diced
Juice of one lime
1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans, drained
1/2 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
2 cups mini heirloom tomatoes sliced in half
2 Persian cucumbers, diced (about 1 cup)
1 sweet bell pepper (red, orange or yellow) 2” strips

Cilantro Lime Dressing

2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup Marukan Seasoned Gourmet Rice Vinegar
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons lime zest
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 Tablespoons chopped mint
1/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper

Drizzle lime juice on diced avocado. Place salad ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside. Combine dressing ingredients in order listed in a small blender and process. Add about half of the dressing, toss gently and serve with additional dressing on the side.

Nutrition Analysis: 2 cups Salad with dressing

Calories 346 Protein 0g, Carbohydrates 32g, Fiber 0g, Fat 22g, Cholesterol 0mg, Calcium 88mg, Sodium 280 mg.