I came looking for this recipe after tasting a sample (and ultimately purchasing some) at Trader Joe's. I love the summery freshness of this salad and it's even better the next day after the flavors have a chance to meld. You definitely want to use fresh, not dried, parsley and mint. I liked the combination of the apple cider vinegar and lemon juice for the vinaigrette; however, I added a little liquid stevia (stevia is very concentrated so use cautiously) to balance the tartness. You could also use sugar or honey if you're not diabetic. As a matter of personal preference I didn't use or miss the jalapeno pepper. I also substituted Campari tomatoes (but wouldn't used canned) instead of grape and about a teaspoon of the refrigerated garlic paste instead of garlic cloves because that's what I had on hand. I saw where some substituted another bean for the garbanzo but I think the texture of the garbanzo adds a lot to this recipe. Last of all I added about 4 oz. of feta cheese. THIS IS SO GOOD!! For a truly Mediterranean meal I've even happily eaten it for breakfast or brunch with sardines or leftover fish! It's light but very satisfying and palate pleasing.
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