Chickpea & Red Onion Salad

Chickpea & Red Onion Salad

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From the EatingWell Kitchen

Slivered red onions, canned chickpeas and capers combine in a delightful Mediterranean-inspired salad. Make it a meal: Delightful served alongside grilled chicken thighs or shrimp kebobs.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • ¼ cup slivered red onion
  • 1 19-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon drained capers, rinsed and coarsely chopped
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Red leaf lettuce leaves


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  1. Place onion in a medium bowl, cover with cold water and let soak for 10 minutes. Drain well and place in a salad bowl.
  2. Add chickpeas, parsley, lemon juice, oil and capers; stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Serve on lettuce leaves.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 201 calories; 5 g fat(1 g sat); 6 g fiber; 33 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 106 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 668 IU vitamin A; 19 mg vitamin C; 57 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 361 mg sodium; 297 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (32% daily value), Folate (26% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat