Need a refreshing side dish for summer barbecues? Here’s an adaptable one using garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas).
Ready? Let’s get cooking!
Garbanzo Salad — THM E
Serves 3-4 as a side dish
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• 1 can garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas), rinsed
• 1/3 cup chopped vine-ripened tomatoes
• 1/3 cup chopped broccolini or broccoli
• 1-2 garlic scapes, finely chopped
• Snipped fresh herbs, such as oregano
In a small bowl, mix the dressing together:
• 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
• 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
• Salt and pepper
Pour over the bean/veggie combo and stir. This can be covered and refrigerated for up to 2-3 days.
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Note: If you don’t have tomatoes, broccolini, or garlic scapes, substitute something else. Peppers would be pretty. Green onions or chives are great instead of the scapes, and then you’d probably want to add a small clove of garlic (crushed) to the dressing.
Enjoy Garbanzo Salad as a summery side dish with grilled chicken breasts or lean fish filets to keep it in Trim Healthy Mama E territory, or enjoy it with any other protein and sides in a delicious crossover meal.
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Garbanzo Salad is a side dish the heroine, Sadie, would enjoy in her Trim Healthy Mama journey to health!
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Margaret Fisk says
Umm, what if you don’t know what broccolini is? Looks tasty though.
Google it 🙂 It’s basically baby broccoli.
Margaret Fisk says
Eh, more fun to ask you :D. Besides, I’ve tried Googling with some of the CSA stuff and it didn’t help.
Fair enough 🙂