Chickpea Salad

By Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.N., C.N.S., C.B.T.

Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are a fantastic source of fiber, which is a mainstay for cancer prevention, cardiovascular wellness and overall health. Because they are low-glycemic, chickpeas don’t require much insulin for their digestion; hence they also are helpful in preventing or controlling diabetes. Red onion, rosemary and tomatoes add an extra dose of antioxidants along with strong, fragrant flavor.

*Choose organic produce whenever possible*

  • 2 15-oz. cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 4 tablespoons red onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 small organic tomatoes, diced
  • ½ lemon wedge, squeezed
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and chill for several hours. Serves 4.    

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