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This Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad called Balela Salad, is vegan and healthy! Made w/ finely chopped veggies, fresh herbs, lemon & olive oil. Serve it in a pita with tahini sauce or over greens. | www.feastingathome.com #chickpeasalad #veganchickpeasalad #balela #balelasalad

Balela Salad


Description

This Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad called Balela Salad, is vegan and healthy! Made w/ finely chopped veggies, fresh herbs, lemon & olive oil. Serve it in a pita with tahini sauce or over greens.


Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked garbanzo beans- ( 2 cans, drained and rinsed)
  • 1 red bell pepper-diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper-diced
  • 1 cup chopped vine ripened tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 5 scallions, sliced on the diagonal
  • ½ cup to 1 cup fresh mint- chopped
  • ½ cup to 1 cup Italian parsley – chopped
  • 1 garlic clove finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper, plus more to taste
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • zest of one lemon
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sumac ( optional)
  • ¼½ teaspoon cayenne or aleppo chili flakes
  • Optional sides –toasted pita bread, or tortilla wraps, baba ganoush, tahini sauce for drizzling, hummus, crumbled feta or a big bed a of greens.

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a big bowl.
  2. Toss well and taste, adjusting salt, lemon, and spice level.
  3. Serve with salad greens or pita and tahini sauce,

Notes

Keeps up to 4 days in the fridge!


Nutrition

  • Calories: 256

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