Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Low-Point Garbanzo or Chick Pea Salad

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During this time of year, a lot of people prefer to save their "points" or higher-calorie foods for divine holiday desserts. If you're one of these people, make sure your low-calorie lunch or supper is healthy! This very healthy low-point Garbanzo salad has a delicious flavor and light enough to fill up on so you won't go overboard this season on the sweets.


Low-Point Garbanzo or Chick Pea Salad
Ingredients:
- 1, 15 oz. can Garbanzo beans, drained
- 1/2 to 1 cucumber, chopped (or 2 stalks celery, chopped) or both :)
- 18 grape or cherry tomatoes (halved)
- 1/2 red onion, chopped fine (or a little bit of onion powder)
- 24 small, pitted, black olives, drained and chopped
- 2 oz. crumbled fat free Feta cheese
- 1 Tbs lemon juice (optional)
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- seasonings to taste (I used pepper and Goya Adobo All Purpose Seasoning)
Mix all ingredients and serve! How easy is that? :) If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.
Total servings = 4 (1 cup) servings
Serving size = 1 cup
Points per serving = 3.6 (for 1 cup), 1.8 (for 1/2 cup)
*Tip: You can make this salad 3 pts. for 1 cup by using 12 black olives (chopped) instead of 24 and also by leaving out the 2 oz. of Feta cheese and just adding 1 Tbs of it to your portion after you put it on your plate.