As I have written in the past I love love love the America's Test Kitchen cookbooks. This time I was feeling like something healthier and I wanted to be able to better understand what the carbohydrate count on my food was. Yes I admit, just like most diabetics I sometimes have to guess the carb count then deal with the consequences. (Not ideal!!)
The America's Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook is another one of their cookbooks I would definitely recommend checking out. In my opinion this one is the best because they include the entire nutritional information panel for each and every recipe in the book. How awesome is that!
I love salad. Really, I do. I love almost all types of salad. That's not to say that I love all types of lettuce because ick I do not. However I do not like the type called of lettuce called "babyleaf" I know people love it but to me it looks like weeds from my backyard and that turns me right off. Sometimes though, there's really no need for lettuce at all. Check out the super tasty salad I made this time.
Greek-Style Chickpea Salad
2 (15oz) cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2 small red onion, minced
1/2 large cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and chopped small
1/4 cup minced fresh mint
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (about 1 ounce)
1 tbsp minced fresh parsley
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp minced pitted kalamata olives
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 small garlic clove, minced
salt & pepper
Toss the chickpeas, red onion, cucumber, mint, feta, parsley together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl , whisk the lemon juice, olives, mustard, oil and garlic, the pour over the chickpea mixture and toss to coat. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
Per 1/2 cup serving:Calories 90; Fat 4g ; Sat Fat 0.5g; Chol 0mg; Carb 11g; Protein 4g; Fiber 3g; Sodium 190mg
Give this a try and let me know what you think of it. I think it's my new favorite quick & easy gluten free salad that doesn't require any lettuce.