Colorful dishes don’t just look pretty; they’re good for your body, too! According to the American Heart Association, “The best way to get all of the vitamins, minerals and nutrients you need is to eat a variety of colorful fruits and veggies.”
This Mediterranean Diced Salad is so easy to make. Plus, it’s loaded with nutrients from beans and vegetables, making it good for your heart and your health.
- 1 19-ounce can chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans)
- 1 red pepper
- 1 cucumber
- 2 stalks celery
- 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
- Juice of 1 large lemon (about 1/4 cup)
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
Drain and rinse chickpeas and put in a large mixing bowl. Core red pepper and dice into half-inch squares. Add to bowl. Peel and chop cucumber; slice celery lengthwise and chop. Add to bowl. Add halved grape tomatoes.
In a measuring cup or small bowl, whisk lemon juice, vinegar, and olive oil. Pour over salad ingredients. Toss well to coat all ingredients. Add parsley and mix again. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Season to taste.
Each serving contains about 142 calories, 4 g protein, 6 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 18 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber, and 208 mg sodium