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Chick Pea Salad Recipe

Chick Pea Salad Recipe - Most People are not really fond of peas or beans - BUT they are so very good for you. Chick peas are full of nutrients and fiber - some of which we all need more of. By using them in a colourful and flavourful salad recipe, you will get your family to eat more of them.






If you can find the right combinations for a pea salad recipe and the right dressing you can easily and quickly change the common, lowly chick pea into a great tasting side dish.

The following simple salad recipe will transform the humble chick pea into a great tasting salad.



Recipe for Chick Pea Salad

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) Souvlaki Marinade
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 ml) Chick Peas - drained & rinsed
  • 1 Pkg. (175 gr) Crumbled Goats Milk Feta Cheese
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) chopped fresh mint 2 medium tomatoes - chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 medium red onion - chopped
  • 1/2 medium English cucumber - chopped (optional)



Method

1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl & toss to mix.

2. Store, covered, in the refrigerator.


Recipe Yield : 4 servings



Recipe Note:

The longer the salad "sits" before serving - the more flavourful it becomes. I prefer to make it a day ahead to allow the flavours to blend.







Did you know

- that there are two types of Canadian chick peas. Desi chick peas are small and dark with a rough coat. Kabuli chick peas are larger and lighter coloured with a smoother coat.

- that the chick pea is also known as a garbanzo bean, Bengal grams & Egyptian peas.

- that Garbanzo beans/chickpeas have a delicious nut-like taste and buttery texture.

- that they provide a concentrated source of protein.

- that canned beans and peas are just as healthy freshly cooked ones. Canned beans and peas do not lose their nutritional value like other canned vegetables do.



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