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Chickpea Salad

This is a simple salad that hits all the highlights for a Mediterranean Meal. It has vegetables fruits, and legumes.

It takes about ten minutes to assemble, but best to serve after it has had time to mix for a  while



1 15 oz can Chickpeas (if you want to use dry chickpeas then soak them overnight in salt water and remove the loose shells)

1 pint of cherry tomatoes - cut in half

1 cucumber, finely chopped

2 T of capers

2 carrots - use peeler to shave them into nice strips

1 lemon - need the juice as well as the zest

2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive OIl

1 Tablespoon of Red wine Vinegar

1 bunch of fresh Parsley (regular or Italian) finely chopped

1 bunch of fresh Basil, finely chopped

1 clove of garlic - minced

Salt and pepper

Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix

Let refrigerate for maximal impact

Serves 4

196 calories, Fat: 11 gm, Sat fat 1.5 gm, Carbs 22 gms, Sugar 5 gms, Na 280 mg, Fiber 5 gm, Protein 7 gm\


You can add some cooked shrimp to this, or some great tuna 

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