Fruity chana salad

Posted on August 3, 2009. Filed under: Diabetes/diabetic recipe, Starter | Tags: , , , |

I often turn to this delightful salad when I have leftover chick peas and a basket of fruits in the refrigerator. The chick peas have a wealth of nutrients like energy, protein, calcium and iron while the orange segments abound in vitamin C which helps to enhance our resistance to diseases.
Feel free to replace orange and pomegranate with fruits that are handy or fruits you love the most, taking care to avoid ones like mangoes, bananas etc.
Serve this salad with a light main course at lunch time and watch your loved one’s relish it.

Preparation Time : 10 mins.
Cooking Time : 20 mins.

Serves 4.

Ingredients
1 cup cooked chick peas (approx. ½ cup raw chick peas)
½ cup cucumber, sliced
½ cup orange segments, peeled
½ cup onion, sliced
½ cup lettuce, torn
½ cup tomato, sliced
1 tablespoons chopped coriander
1½ teaspoons lemon juice
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Method
1. Combine all the ingredients except the salt and pepper and chill.
2. Just before serving, add salt and pepper and mix well.
3. Serve chilled.
Tips
You can also use rajma (kidney beans) in place of the chick peas if you like.
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