Garbanzo and Green Bean Salad with Mint
If you’re anything like us, then you might be trying to eat a little more Mediterranean or emulate those lauded “Blue Zones,” so captivating for their lifestyle and the longevity and good healthy their inhabitants tend to have.
If this sounds like you, then you definitely should be adding more delicious legumes to your diet!
Here’s a beautiful side for you to add to your repertoire. It features garbanzo beans/chickpeas, green beans, green onions, and is full of fresh flavor with star ingredient, mint!
1 lb green beans, cooked and trimmed
1 15oz can chickpeas, rinsed, drained and patted dry
6 green onions, finely chopped
12 large mint leaves, Julienned (technique tips from Jamie Oliver)
1/2 teaspoon Salt
Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (we buy it on Amazon since we use it for everything from salad dressing to tea!)
1 tablespoon capers
1 tablespoon olive oil
Blanch green beans in boiling salted water, 2-3 minutes or until tender. Remove immediately to an ice bath to shock them and retain their bright color. After they’re cooled, drain and pat them dry, then slice into 1 inch pieces.
In a large mixing bowl, add sliced green onions, chickpeas, mint leaves, salt, pepper, cider vinegar, capers, olive oil and green beans.
Toss to combine, taste and season with additional salt if needed.
Serve at room temperature.
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