Garbanzo Bean Salad

This salad is simple to make and great for pot lucks.

2 C cooked garbanzo beans
juice of 3 lemons
2 T olive oil
1 T minced garlic
1 cucumber, chopped
1 C cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 to 1/2 C minced parsley or cilantro
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Cover. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving.



Walnut Lentil Salad

My husband and I often eat this with extra vegetables or a green salad on the side.

1 1/2 cups cooked lentils, cooled and drained
1/4 cup sliced green onion
1 cup packed thinly sliced baby spinach
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Mix well in large bowl.

2 T olive oil
1 T balsamic vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 tsp sea salt or Himalayan salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Mix in small bowl. Pour dressing over lentil mix and stir well. Allow to sit at room temperature 30 minutes before serving.