Recipe - Herbaceous Garbanzo Bean and Tomato Salad

Serves 4

This is a stand-out salad with the generous amount of mixed fresh herbs and the light dressing that enhances the beans and tomatoes. Make this salad once a week for the basis of any lunch or dinner and you'll be on the road to heart-healthy eating.

  • 1 cup mixed fresh herbs like basil, mint, cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 cups garbanzo beans (chick peas), rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 6 black olives, pitted and sliced lengthwise
  • 3 scallions, sliced


  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  1. Place all the ingredients in a salad bowl and mix thoroughly.
  2. Make the dressing in a small glass jar and shake.
  3. Pour dressing on salad, toss and serve.
Per serving: 249 calories, 9g protein, 32g carbohydrates, 10g fat, 1g sat fat, 3g mono fat, 0mg cholesterol, 8g fiber, 120mg sodium

THE SEASONED COOK: You'll love the brightness in flavors and versatility of this dish. It can stand alone or be served casually with canned fish or grilled lean protein.

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