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Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis. OH MAN is this just simple goodness! I didn't expect for this to be as delicious as it is! Splurge a bit on a nice chunk of parm for this recipe. A small piece won't set you back very much at all. DO NOT use the green can!!! I actually substituted cucumber for the zucchini. So easy and tasty!
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 cup garbanzo beans, rinsed
- 2 medium zucchini, diced into 1/4-inch pieces
- 1⁄2 cup frozen corn, thawed
- 1⁄2 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 5 romaine lettuce leaves, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips
- 1 ounce parmesan cheese, crumbled into 1/4-inch pieces
- For the Vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper until combined.
- For the Salad: Place the garbanzo beans, zucchini, corn, red onion, and lettuce in a large salad bowl. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and toss well. Garnish with the crumbled Parmesan cheese and serve.
This was a nice change from our usual salad! I am not sure how raw zucchini would be because of the spongy texture so I oiled and grilled it beforehand. I doubled the recipe and tripled the dressing, I like things well dressed. This recipe sounded great but wasn't very appetizing to look at. I tasted the dressing before adding it and it was very sour so I had to add some sugar to suit my tastes. I probably won't make again but it's definitely a different recipe.