Balela Salad

Balela Salad

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"This is a Middle Eastern-style bean salad that is full of flavor."
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25 m servings 206 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 206 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.8g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 8.4 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 499 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. In a salad bowl, lightly mix together the garbanzo beans, black beans, mint, parsley, onion, and grape tomatoes.
  2. Place the jalapeno pepper, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and apple cider vinegar into a blender, and blend until thoroughly combined. Pour the dressing over the salad, and toss to mix; sprinkle with salt and black pepper to serve.


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Like Lori, I came on here looking for Balela salad after trying it at Trader Joe's. I agree that this is far better, although theirs was good enough to inspire me to find a recipe! I'm not no...

This is a great and quick recipe with lots of flavor. When I make it again, I will use red onions for more pop in flavor. I added an additional tablespoon of lemon juice and feta cheese this tim...

Yum! This dish was fantastic. The flavors tasted so fresh and blended with each other perfectly. I used all fresh veggies and herbs from my garden and it was so easy and fast to throw together.

Like some others, I tried this recipe after having Trader Joe's Balela Salad. This recipe is not exactly the same (Trader Joe's uses sumac spice) but is very tasty and I will make it again. I ma...

This salad was delicious. Next time I will add a little more lemon juice and finely chopped tomatoes (or even a can of diced tomatoes) instead of halving grape tomatoes.

I loved the ease of this recipe! I think I would use another white bean next time, and only one can of garbanzo. I am eating this for lunch this week. Would be great wth feta cheese.

The mint and the jalapeno pepper really added some spark to the taste of this salad. Delicious!

Freshly eaten, this is probably a 5 star salad in flavor. Eaten a day or two later and it tastes pretty poor.

Absolutely delicious! Don't change a thing and remember that this just isn't a salad where you can substitute canned tomatoes or dried herbs and get the same flavor, fresh is the only way to go ...

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