Recipe by linda3452
"A quick, simple, and nutritious salad! Balela is a Middle Eastern salad with chickpeas, black
beans, parsley, and spices. There are variations that use mint, cumin, and other flavorings, but
this one is pretty basic. Feel free to experiment! The salad is very healthy with plenty of protein
and fiber from the beans. Serve with good rough peasant bread and red wine."
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1 (15 ounce) can
garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
1 (15 ounce) can
black beans, drained
ripe tomatoes, chopped
chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
extra-virgin olive oil
salt and fresh coarsely ground black pepper to taste
Great for Mediterranean Diet! Even our daughter who is picky on her vegetables gave a thumbs up to this salad.
I recently made this for a potluck. I got so many compliments on it, it really made my night. that, plus the fact that it's so ridiculously simple and is something that almost everyone can eat no matter how strict their dietary limitations, puts this on my list of favorite potluck recipes.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Balela (Chickpea and Black Bean Salad)
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 300
** Calories from Fat: 103
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