Monday, September 04, 2006

Chick Pea Salad Recipe

I got this recipe from the back of the chick pea can...except I took out a bunch of stuff and added a bunch of stuff, so I feel completely justified in calling this my own Chich Pea Salad Recipe. It's a nice, light salad...and so easy to make.


1 (15.5 oz) can chick peas
1 stick of string cheese (I used a jalapeno pepperjack variety, but you can use any type you want)
1 can sliced water chestnuts
3-4 stalks celery
1/2 red bell pepper
1/2 large cucumber
3 tbsp Light Basalmic Vinagrette Dressing (I use Paul Newman's...but use whichever kind you like)
3 or 4 shakes Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb

1- Get a large mixing bowl and chop celery, water chestnuts, pepper, cucumber and cheese and put it into the bowl.
2- Drain liquid from can of chick peas and add them to the bowl.
3- Mix up the veggies in the bowl.
4- Add 3 tbsp basalmic vinagrette to the bowl and mix well.
5- Add Mrs. Dash to the bowl and mix well.
6- Let sit for about 5 or 10 minutes to let the mixture marinade.

It makes about 5, 1 cup servings. It is quite tasty and a very easy lunch.

Here are some nutritional factoids about this yummy recipe:

125 calories per serving, 4 grams of fat, 6.25 grams of protein.