Mediterranean bean salad

    Mediterranean bean salad

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    Mediterranean bean salad


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    About this recipe: This is an easy, healthy salad or side dish for barbecued meats. Make sure you add the lemon juice that keeps all the different flavours alive.

    Serves: 4 

    • 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    • 400g tin kidney beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
    • 1 medium tomato, chopped
    • 1/4 red onion, chopped
    • fresh parsley, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon capers, rinsed and drained
    • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a large bowl, stir together the chickpeas, kidney beans, lemon juice and zest, tomato, onion, parsley, capers, olive oil and salt. Cover, and refrigerate for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally, before serving.

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    It can also be easily adapted to a Mexican bean salad by changing the lemon to lime, parsley to fresh coriander and adding ground cumin aor chilli powder.

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    This is not a review... it's my recipe and it's supposed to say that the beans should be drained and RINSED. Also, I specified that any combination of beans would work, but contrasting colors make the best presentation! But, you know, I think it's a 5* recipe, so I'm going to give it 5*s just to get you guys started! Enjoy! p.s. to "likkel"... why would people who don't like cold bean salads even try this recipe? that's like saying vegetarians won't like a beefsteak recipe! And WHY would you feed it to your husband, knowing he doesn't like garbanzo beans??  -  11 May 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was so good Cathy! I used garbonzos and pintos in this recipe and added some chopped cucs and black olives. This is a very refreshing salad and went so nicely with our spicey pork tenderloin. Thanks so much!  -  21 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I thought this was pretty good. My husband wouldn't eat it. I made him try it and he first picked out the garbanzos since he doesn't like them. People who don't like cold bean salads won't like it. I used Lime instead of lemon; and red beans in stead of kidnet beans. I did half with fresh cilantro and half with fresh parsley and I liked the cilantro better (but I love cilantro); the parsley batch had a nice fresh flavor. I tried adding some (thawed) frozen corn and thougth that was good. I added some more chopped red onion since that gave it nice flavor and crunch and a bit more tomato was good.  -  12 Jun 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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