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Middle Eastern Chickpea & Black Bean Salad

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PREP TIME10 MINUTESTOTAL TIME10 MINUTESSERVES4A healthy middle-eastern inspired salad with black beans and chickpeas! Tasty, delicious and super easy to make!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE DRESSING:
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • FOR THE SALAD:
  • 1 – 15 oz can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
  • 1 – 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes (or mini heirloom!), halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients: garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and sugar. Taste, add salt and pepper, and adjust seasonings as necessary.
  2. https://4a4e46753f92ea528bd1ea3755a7747b.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.htmlIn a separate large bowl, toss chickpeas, black beans, red onion, tomatoes, basil, parsley and mint together. Pour dressing over and gently toss to combine. Refrigerate 30 minutes before serving to allow flavors to soak in. Sprinkle avocado on top if desired.
  3. avocado on top if desired.
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