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A quick, simple, and nutritious salad! Balela is a Middle Eastern salad with chickpeas, black beans, parsley, and spices. There are variations that use mint, cumin, and other flavorings, but this one is pretty basic. Feel free to experiment! The salad is very healthy with plenty of protein and fiber from the beans. Serve with good rough peasant bread and red wine.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine garbanzo beans, black beans, tomatoes, onion, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Allow to sit for flavors to blend, 15 to 30 minutes.

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Cook's Note:

Best served at room temperature but will keep for days in the refrigerator.

Two tablespoons bottled lemon juice can replace the freshly squeezed lemon if desired.

Nutrition Facts

300 calories; protein 11.1g; carbohydrates 39.7g; fat 11.5g; sodium 626.5mg. Full Nutrition
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