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Chickpea, Tomato and Olive Salad

Chickpea, Tomato and Olive Salad

This easy and refreshing salad has lots of great textures, and it's quite filling as well. Serve it as a side dish or a tasty and nutritious vegetarian main course.













Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber


2 cups chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
drained and rinsed, 1 can
1 cup tomatoes
vine-ripe, quartered, or cherry tomatoes, halved
¼ cup olives
black or green, or a mixture of both
½ tablespoon capers
drained and rinsed
1 each lettuce
end chopped, and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 each celery
½ tablespoon lemon juice
plus 1 teaspoon zest
½ tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon cumin
ground, or more or less to your own taste
1 small garlic cloves
chopped, optional
½ teaspoon oregano
fresh, or 1/4 teaspoon dried
2 tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste


To make the dressing:

In a food processer, add the celery, lemon juice, lemon zest, red wine vinegar, cumin, garlic and oregano.

Process until it's finely ground.

Drizzle in olive oil gradually while the processor is running until well blended.

Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Transfer the dressing into a small bowl, and set aside.

The dressing can be made in advance, cover and refrigerate it.

To make the salad:

In a large mixing bowl, add the lettuce and ¼ of the dressing, and gently toss until well coated.

Divide the lettuce among the serving plates.

Add the chickpeas, tomatoes, olives and capers along with the remaining dressing into the same mixing bowl. Toss to coat well.

Place the chickpea mixture on top of the lettuce.



* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 187g (6.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 21234% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 400mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 25%
Sugars g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 5% Iron 12%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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