This delicious summer salad can be served anytime of the year. My kids think these legumes are fun to eat and they love the nutty flavor. Garbanzo beans are a great source of protein and both soluble and insoluble fiber. You can purchase garbanzo beans (chickpeas) in cans or dried.
For the Salad:
2 13 oz. cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
2 medium sized tomatoes, diced
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1 green pepper, diced
4 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
For the Dressing:
3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, crushed
4 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon zest
salt and pepper to taste
Prepare and combine all of the salad ingredients in a large bowl.
Combine the dressing ingredients in a container with a lid and shake thoroughly. Salt and pepper to taste. Pour the dressing over the salad and refrigerate for 1 hour, allowing the flavors to combine well.