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Tasty Recipe: Mediterranean Diced Salad

Sponsored by: Saint Peter’s University Hospital Here is a tasty and healthy salad for those warm summer days. Ingredients 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 tbsp white vinegar 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley Directions 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. Serve chilled. Serves 6 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.

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