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Mediterranean Salad

I love a good lunch salad, but it needs to be both tasty and satisfying. This recipe fits the bill!! The balance of flavours is delicious and the combination of vegetables and chickpeas makes it well balanced. In addition, the chickpeas, tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil add to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Add some diced chicken or avocado for more protein and healthy fat to make it an entree that will keep you going all afternoon!

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Mediterranean Salad

This is a fantastic main or side salad that will keep you going. Feel free to add some extra chicken for protein and/or avocado for more healthy fat and fiber to keep you satiated and your blood sugar balanced all afternoon.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Salad

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cucumber  chopped
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas  drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup olives
  • 1/4 cup red onion  diced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes  halved
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dried garlic
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 dash sea salt
  • 1 dash black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Place first five ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients to a jar (to make the dressing) with a tight-fitting lid and shake vigorously.
  • Add dressing to salad and gently toss. Serve & enjoy!
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