Chickpea Salad

Submitted by Amy R

I feel a little silly writing this down. We usually just use whatever odds and ends we have in the fridge for this. Adding whole grain, like barley or bulghur, combines to form a complete protein with the chickpeas and makes an easy vegetarian meal.

Ingredients
:
2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed (or about 3 cups of cooked, rinsed beans)
1 cucumber, chopped
3 green onions, sliced
1 C fresh parsley, finely chopped
2 T extra virgin olive oil
3 T lemon juice
1-2 garlic cloves, minced (to taste)
salt and black pepper (to taste – we actually prefer w/o salt)
if desired: chopped onion; chopped tomato; chopped hard boiled egg; cooked cubed chicken; cooked barley, bulghur, quinoa, or cous cous; chopped red, green, or yellow peppers; olives; any other odds and ends you have in your fridge

Directions:
Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic to form a dressing. Combine with all other ingredients and serve cold. Makes a good side dish to mediterranean meals, or it can be a meal on its own if whole grains or an animal protein are added. Also good with hummus as a filling for pita bread.

Nutrition
: to be added

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