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Middle Eastern Balela Salad

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"Middle Eastern chickpea and black bean salad flavored with fresh herbs. Super simple and refreshing!"
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50 m servings 266
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Stir chickpeas, black beans, tomatoes, red onion, parsley, and mint together in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, cumin, salt, and ground pepper together in a bowl; pour over chickpea mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate salad until flavors blend, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 266 calories; 8.2 38.6 11.1 0 666 Full nutrition

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Really good! I added some extra things that we like-green peppers, black olives and toasted couscous. Also added a bit more lemon juice. Really easy, healthy and refreshing.

A new family staple. I prepare from dry beans, using a little vegetable bouillon for their cooking. Fresh mint definitely adds to the flavor. As is, the recipe is a solid four stars; adding feta...

This salad is super tasty! Came across a different recipe that called for mint and jalapeno pepper and didn't have any and for this recipe the mint was optional so I decided to make this one ins...

Very good! I used dried parsley and dried mint, so I used them to taste. Nice and refreshing salad that I would make again! Thanks for sharing. :)