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Great Garbanzo Salad

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What could be a better picnic or anytime side dish than this tasty, high-energy salad combination of healthy garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas), pasta and fresh vegetables?

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (16- to 20-ounce) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 ounces (1 cup) elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 2 cups cubed (about 2 medium-sized) fresh tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced celery (1 to 2 stalks)
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
What To Do:
  1. In a large bowl, combine garbanzo beans, oil, lemon juice, parsley, oregano, salt, and pepper. Cover and place in refrigerator to marinate for 1 hour.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions, and drain. Add to marinated garbanzo bean mixture, along with remaining ingredients. Toss well to blend.
  3. Serve immediately, or cover and chill until ready to serve.

If you don't have fresh parsley, use 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes.

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