Packed with fiber and protein to keep you feeling full, along with iron, vitamins C, K and A to boost immune system and help the body function at its highest capacity - this super bean salad is a quick, easy and delicious lunch option all week. This salad can also be a great side dish, see below as I paired it with a chicken wrap (using my favorite "Truly Handmade" tortillas from Trader Joe's):
Makes about 4-6 servings
1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (substitute parsley or mint if desired)
2 Persion cucumbers (or 1 large cucumber), sliced and quartered
1/2 red onion, diced
Juice of 1 lime
Juice and 1/2 lemon (if desired)
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
Additional ingredients could be sliced avocado, tomatoes, feta cheese or even olives!
Drain and rinse the beans and combine in a large bowl.
Add cilantro, cucumbers, onion, lime and lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper to bean mixture.
Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!
Enjoy this bean salad on its own or as a side dish! I've paired my salad with one of my favorites: chicken and bacon wrap with a hummus spread - using "Truly Handmade" tortillas from Trader Joe's and Boar's Head pine nut hummus...YUM!
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