Updated: Sep 21, 2020
A healthy Mediterranean salad loaded with protein and...it is delicious!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 0
Serves 6 to 8 people
Fresh mint, onion, garlic, lemon zest, fresh feta, chickpeas, and black beans create such a refreshing and nourishing treat!
Balela is packed with antioxidants, minerals, vitamin, protein and fiber... all those required nutrients to sustain a health lifestyle.
It is on of those salads that are so easy to make. It develops a deeper flavor as it rests in refrigerator. The sweetness of the tomatoes, the spicy notes from the jalapeño and onions, the refreshing mint...all come together in a healthy yet satisfying salad.
Let’s make it!
1 15 oz. can of Bush’s Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
1 16 oz. can of Bush’s Chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
0.5 oz. of fresh mint (chopped)
1/4 cup of fresh parsley (chopped)
1 medium yellow onion (chopped)
2 cloves of garlic (peeled and minced)
15 grape tomatoes (halved)
2 lemons ( juice of)
1/4 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 cup of olive oil
the zest of 1 lemon
1 jalapeño (seeded and chopped)
Salt & pepper rose taste
1 cup of feta cubes (optional)
In a non-reactive bowl add the rinsed chickpeas, black beans, onions, garlic, parsley, mint, lemon zest, jalapeño, and tomatoes.
Using a wooden spoon, mix gently.
Add the lemon juice, olive oil, salt & pepper to taste, and vinegar. Toss gently.
Plate and garnish with the feta cheese.
Printable PDF with recipe below.