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Marinated Garbanzo Salad

Garbanzos, known as chickpeas, help you feel full longer after a meal and may cut the craving for junk food. Chickpeas are rich in protein and fiber and have a low-glycemic index score, which makes them an excellent food for those who are obese or have diabetes.1,2

Ingredients:

1 cup cooked or canned garbanzos, drained (save liquid to add to a soup, etc.)

2 tablespoons minced onion

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons cold-pressed virgin olive oil

¼ teaspoon basil

¼ teaspoon oregano

¼ garlic powder or 1 – 2 minced garlic cloves

1/8 teaspoon salt if garbanzos are unsalted

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Freshly washed leaf lettuce torn in bite-size pieces, quantity as desired.

Directions

Put drained garbanzos in a pint jar with a lid.

To the jar add the chopped onion, lemon juice, oil, seasonings, and salt. Do not add the parsley yet.

Shake the ingredients to mix and refrigerate for 4 hours or longer.

Just prior to serving, put the lettuce and parsley in a serving bowl. Add the seasoned garbanzos, toss and mix well. You could add other fresh vegetables if desired.

May top with crumbles of vegan feta cheese if desired.

Servings: 2

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Disclaimer: The information in this article is educational and general in nature. Neither Wildwood Lifestyle Center, its entities, nor author intend this article as a substitute for medical diagnosis, counsel, or treatment by a qualified health professional.

Sources

  1. Murthy CM. Chickpea supplementation in an Australian diet affects food choice, satiety and bowel health. Appetite. 2010 Apr; 54(2):282-8
  2. Pittaway JK. Chickpeas may influence fatty acid and fiber intake in an ad libitum diet, leading to small improvements in serum lipid profile and glycemic control. J Am Diet Assoc. 2008 Jun; 108(6):1009-13.

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