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 was excited to make a garbanzo bean salad with a bunch of fresh ingredients in my kitchen!

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!

(you can print this recipe at the bottom of this post)

Ingredients:

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

How to Make Garbanzo Bean Salad

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!

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Garbanzo Bean (Chick Pea) Salad
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Serves: 8
 
This is an easy, nutritious and delicious salad. Great for a side or as a main dish.
Ingredients
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 3 stalks of celery diced
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 30 ounces garbanzo beans (chick peas)
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • one bunch of scallions sliced thin
  • about ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • sea salt and pepper to taste.
Instructions
  1. Place the diced veggies and rinsed beans in a bowl.
  2. Toss with olive oil & vinegar.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.

 

 

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