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Thursday, June 7, 2012

chickpea , mint, tomato salad (favorite!)



This is one of my very favorites!  Great by itself or served on lettuce.

1 can chickpeas
1 cup of cherry type tomatoes cut in two
basil leaves fresh or dried (I often do a good sprinkling of the dry)
mint leaves (about 2 good sized ones cut very fine)
1 tsp of minced garlic
1 Tab of apple cider vinegar
1 tab of red wine vinegar
1 tsp honey
salt and pepper to taste

mix and let sit in the frig for a while to absorb all the flavors.

 Eat by itself or with crackers, or on salad or with a meal with corn on the cob, sweet potatoes and salad.

NOTE: This is also good mixed made and then mixed into the veggie rice salad here: http://nannykimsrecipes.blogspot.com/2012/07/summer-rice-salad-from-better-homes-and.html

I found the idea here and altered it to suit my taste: http://greenlitebites.com/2011/06/20/chickpea-and-tomato-salad-with-fresh-basil/

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