Monday, December 17, 2012

Recipe of the Day





Moroccan Chickpea Salad





This recipe provides 6 servings.





Ingredients:




1) 3 tablespoons olive oil
2) 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3) 2 teaspoons ground cumin
4) 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
5) 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
6) 3 cups canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained and rinsed
7) a pinch of cayenne pepper
8) 2 medium size carrots, peeled and julienned
9) 3 green onions, thinly sliced
10) 3 plum tomatoes, diced
11) 1 red bell pepper, diced
12) 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
13) 1/4 cup fresh mint
14) 1/3 cup crumbled low-fat feta cheese



Instructions:



1) In a small bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, cumin, salt, black pepper and cayenne; set aside.


2) In a large bowl, combine chickpeas, carrots, onions, tomatoes, red pepper, cilantro, feta, and mint.


3) Pour lemon juice dressing over chickpea mixture then toss to combine. Serve immediately for up to 24 hours.



Nutritional value per serving (1 cup): 

calories: 255
Total Fat: 9 grams  (saturated 2 grams)
Carbs: 35 grams
Protein: 10 grams
Fiber: 8 grams
Sodium: 205 mg






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