This is such a healthy salad, and a great way to enjoy garbanzo beans, tossed with fresh garden vegetables in an aromatic dressing of garlic, lemon, and olive oil. The salad is delicious served with Grilled Chicken Kebabs, Lamb Kebabs, or Beef Fingers at picnics, barbecues by the pool, or the beach.
For the Salad
1 (15- or 16-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
1cup diced tomato (½inch); use firm red tomatoes
1cup peeled and diced cucumber (½inch)
½cup radish (cut in half—tip to tail, sliced ⅛inch half rounds)
⅓cup diced green bell pepper (¼inch)
⅓cup coarsely chopped green onion; use light and dark green parts
½cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley; use green leafy parts and tender stems
1 large clovegarlic
4tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
3tablespoonsextra-virgin olive oil
You can prepare the vegetables up to 1 day in advance. Serve as directed.