The World's Healthiest Foods

Fresh Minted Garbanzo Salad

This is a very refreshing summer salad, and can be made in just 15 minutes. It is high in protein, and can be kept in your refrigerator for a few days getting more flavorful as it marinates. It is a quick and easy way to have the healthy benefits of beans in your diet in a light and low fat way.

Fresh Minted Garbanzo Salad Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
2 medium fresh tomatoes, seeds and excess pulp removed, chopped about inch
2 cups peeled diced cucumber, (cut lengthwise and scoop out seeds) dice about inch
medium onion, finely minced
2 medium cloves garlic, pressed
1 15 oz can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained well
3 TBS fresh lemon juice
2 TBS chopped fresh mint
2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
salt & cracked black pepper to taste
1 medium head romaine lettuce, use tender whole leaves for bed
Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients except lettuce together and chill. This is best if it chills for at least 15 minutes. Serve on a bed of lettuce.

    Serves 4

Healthy Cooking Tips: Do not add salt to this salad until it's ready to serve. The salt will draw out the water from the cucumber and dilute the flavor.
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