Outrageous Herbacious Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

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This easy Mediterranean garbanzo bean salad is infused with flavor thanks to a heaping helping of fresh herbs with a garlicky lemon dressing that ups the crunch from red bell pepper, celery and red onion for a simple side dish or topping for greens.

 

Are you sick of me repeating myself yet?

I’ve said it before and I’ll likely say it 9,349 more times again: Salads are my favorite.

I’m far more tempted by a plate with a sampling of four varieties of salads than a plate of four desserts.

That’s why this salad, in all of it’s understated simplicity, is proof positive that eating real, whole foods doesn’t have to be a complicated affair when simplicity radiates from the whole ingredients its made with.

 

I cannot take credit for creating this salad. It’s glory in flavor and simplicity comes from one of my good blogging friends who has just authored her first cookbook, Love Real Food by Kathryn Taylor of the blog Cookie + Kate.

Some who first come across her blog assume the word Cookie in her title would mean she has a baking blog. But no. Instead, it’s an homage to her best friend who sits side kick to Kathryn: Her vegetable-eating, scene-stealing, rescue dog, a 6-year old cattle dog mix who will happily sneak a sweet potato from the kitchen table as often as she enjoys sunning herself in the afternoon light.

 

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