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Garbanzo Bean Salad Quick Recipe

Beans and legumes are one of the healthiest carbohydrates you can eat with diabetes. Most people say they like beans, but are unsure of how to incorporate more into their diet. Try this delicious salad packed with fiber, protein and flavor!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

  • Calories 155
  • Carbohydrate 19 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Fat 7.0 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.9 g
  • Sugar 5 g
  • Dietary Fiber 5 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 95 mg
  • Potassium 290 mg

This Recipe Serves 5

Ingredients

Salad
1 15.5-ounce can garbanzo (chickpea) beans, rinsed and drained
1 medium orange or red pepper, finely diced
1 green pepper, finely diced
½ small red onion, finely diced
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Dressing
½ fresh lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper, optional

Instructions

  1. In a medium salad bowl, mix together all salad ingredients.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Pour over bean mixture and toss to coat.

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Confirm ingredients are gluten-free and this recipe can be made gluten-free.

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