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Middle Eastern Chickpea & Black Bean Salad

A healthy middle-eastern inspired salad with black beans and chickpeas! Tasty, delicious and super easy to make!
Course Gluten Free, Grain Free, Healthy, Lunch, Salad, Vegetarian
Keyword middle eastern chickpea salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 245 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • FOR THE DRESSING:
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • FOR THE SALAD:
  • 1 - 15 oz can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
  • 1 - 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes (or mini heirloom!), halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients: garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and sugar. Taste, add salt and pepper, and adjust seasonings as necessary.
  2. In a separate large bowl, toss chickpeas, black beans, red onion, tomatoes, basil, parsley and mint together. Pour dressing over and gently toss to combine. Refrigerate 30 minutes before serving to allow flavors to soak in. Sprinkle avocado on top if desired.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition does not include avocado or feta.

This recipe was inspired by Trader Joe's Balela Salad

Nutrition Facts
Middle Eastern Chickpea & Black Bean Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 49
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.4g8%
Carbohydrates 35.8g12%
Fiber 12.4g52%
Sugar 4.2g5%
Protein 14g28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.