Warm Bean Salad

This lovely side dish becomes a good entree if you serve it over cooked noodles.


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small sweet onion, cut into thin rings, separated
  • ½ small red cabbage, finely chopped
  • 8 cremini mushrooms, cut in half
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, from about ½ lemon
  • 1 tablespoon small fresh mint leaves, or ½ teaspoon dried
  • 1 11-ounce can chickpeas, drained


Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, cabbage, and mushrooms. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is wilted. Add the lemon juice, mint, and chickpeas. Stir to mix. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Taste for seasonings.