Garbanzo Bean (Chick Pea) Salad

I splurged during many recent holiday celebrations.  I ate many foods that I typically avoid.  When I woke up this morning I was paying the price….I felt lousy.  “You are what you eat” came to mind.  I had been eating crap and that is exactly how I felt.  I knew that it was time to end my unhealthy indulging.

I crawled out of bed, went to the kitchen, and made a yummy energy juice.  Next, I began the fun task of cleaning up from the holiday chaos that had taken over our home.  I had lost track of time while cleaning, the kids began to get cranky.  I realized (from their behavior) that lunchtime was quickly approaching.  I headed to the kitchen excited to create a (hopefully yummy) garbanzo bean (chick pea) salad.  I originally saw this recipe listed in a 4 day post holiday cleanse over at The Organic Beauty.

I tweaked the recipe a bit and made a larger batch because I enjoy having a few lunches, dinners, or snacks prepared for the upcoming week.  I was not disappointed, this garbanzo bean salad is super easy to make and it is delicious!

Here is what you need:

2 carrots diced,  3 stalks of celery diced, 1/2 red onion diced,  30 ounces garbanzo beans (chick peas), 1 red bell pepper diced, one bunch of scallions sliced thin, about 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, 4 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, sea salt and pepper to taste.       *I use organic ingredients

Here is what you do:

Place the diced vegetables and rinsed garbanzo beans in a bowl.

Toss with olive oil and rice vinegar.  Add sea salt and pepper to taste.

Eat some now….

And save the rest for later!

If you liked this recipe you may enjoy Vegetable Quinoa Salad  or Homemade Ketchup: Kid approved

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