Mediterranean

Healthy Balela Salad


DSC_0373If you are extremely health conscious and really love eating salads, then here is recipe which is great in look & taste, gorgeous looking on your plate to make your appetite soar high and will be delight for your taste buds, Yet one of the most simple ones to prepare. What else one can ask for, right?

Balela is a Mediterranean Chickpeas & Black bean salad mixed with herbs and vegetables. With lemon and olive oil dressing.

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time           Cook Time                 Total Time                   Yields

25 mins                    15 mins                   40 mins                    1-2 Serving

Ingredients:

Chickpeas – 2 cups (soaked, boiled & drained)

Black Bean – 1 cup (canned & drained)

Spring onions – ½ cup chopped

Cherry Tomato – ½ cup halved

Cucumber – ½ cup chopped

Fresh green coriander or cilantro – ½ cup finely chopped

Fresh mint – 2 tablespoon finely chopped

Garlic cloves – 2 minced

Green chili – 1 chopped

Salt per taste

Ground black pepper

Apple cider vinegar – 1 tablespoon

Lemon juice – 2 tablespoon

Extra virgin olive oil – 1 tablespoon

Instructions:

  • Blend together the lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, olive oil and prepare dressing, keep aside.
  • In a salad bowl mix the chickpeas, black beans, garlic, spring onions, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, fresh green coriander, fresh mint, salt and ground pepper and the dressing together.

Note: Serve and enjoy a bowl of healthy Balela Salad.

Happy Cooking!!

Picture courtesy: tweetandeats.com (great pic)

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