CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Chickpeas and Feta with Kalamata OlivesChickpeas (or garbanzo beans) are a veggie that’s grown in North Dakota.
Chickpeas (or garbanzo beans) are a veggie that’s grown in North Dakota. They’re often found in hummus, a high-protein spread, and also salads, such as the following Greek version.
Chickpeas and Feta with Kalamata Olives
4 cups canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed well
1 medium tomato, chopped
¼ cup minced red onions
¼ cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1/3 cup crumbled low-fat feta cheese
¼ cup chopped parsley
¼ cup chopped fresh mint
Fresh-ground black pepper, to taste
4 cups field greens or 6 lettuce leaves (optional)
Combine all ingredients except lettuce in large bowl; toss. Let marinate 15 minutes or refrigerate overnight. Serve as is or over a bed of greens.
Yield: Serves 10.
Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 152 calories, 5 grams fat (0.8 grams saturated), 2 milligrams cholesterol, 21 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams fiber, 7 grams protein, 121 milligrams sodium.
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