Mediterranean Garbanzo Salad

Mediterranean Garbanzo Salad

Serves 1

This quick and easy meal is a testament to the satisfaction of a good main course salad and is just one example of how to include healthy, protein-packed beans in a warm-weather menu. It's simple to double this recipe for two, or increase further to serve even more. Maybe it will become the summer potluck dish you're famous for! Serve with pita chips or warm pita bread on the side.

Ingredients: 
  • 5 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small zucchini or yellow squash, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 pitted black olives, such as Kalamata, halved
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon prepared balsamic vinaigrette or Italian dressing
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 lettuce leaves, torn into large bite-size pieces
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Method: 

Toss together all ingredients, except lettuce, in a large bowl. Arrange lettuce on a dinner plate and top with bean mixture.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:320 calories (110 from fat), 13g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 540mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (12g dietary fiber, 8g sugar), 15g protein
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