Balela (Chickpea and Black Bean Salad)

Balela (Chickpea and Black Bean Salad)

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"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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30 m servings 300 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 300 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 39.7g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 11.1 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 626 mg
  • 25%

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. Combine garbanzo beans, black beans, tomatoes, onion, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Allow to sit for flavors to blend, 15 to 30 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Best served at room temperature but will keep for days in the refrigerator.
  • Two tablespoons bottled lemon juice can replace the freshly squeezed lemon if desired.


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