As the warmer weather is approaching, it is sometimes nice to have a cool, refreshing salad. This salad looks like it fits the bill nicely. With all the ingredients, it looks packed with flavor. It will also give you a nice serving of vegetables. It shows the feta cheese as being optional, but I would add it for sure. I personally love the flavor of feta cheese.
For the next picnic or family gathering you are invited to, try making this salad. It is sure to be a hit. Enjoy!
What you will need:
2 cups or 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans (without BPA), drained and rinsed 2/3 cup minced scallion
3 medium cloves garlic, pressed
1 medium ripe tomato, seeds removed and chopped
3 medium ribs celery, diced about 1/2-inch pieces
3 TBS fresh lemon juice
2 1/2 TBS chopped fresh mint (or 2 1/2 tsp dried mint)
3 TBS chopped fresh parsley (or 3 tsp dried parsley)
extra virgin olive oil to taste
1 small head chopped romaine lettuce, outer leaves removed, and discarded
salt & cracked black pepper to taste
* optional: 1/4 cup feta cheese
How to make it:
Mix all ingredients except lettuce and cheese in a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve on bed of chopped romaine lettuce and sprinkle with feta cheese, if desired.