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    Middle Eastern Bean Salad With Parsley and Lemon (Balela)

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    30 mins

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    Rae England's Note:

    I got this recipe from kalynskitchenblogspot.com A simple bean dish that is great to make ahead. The star of the recipe is chopped fresh parsly.

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    Ingredients:

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    Salad Ingredients

    Dressing Ingredients

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Pour chick peas and black beans one at a time into colander placed in sink, rinse well until no more foam appears and let drain.Blot dry if they seem too wet.
    2. 2
      While beans are draining, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and let the flavors blend.
    3. 3
      Mix the salad ingredients together and let it marinate at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
    4. 4
      Chop green onions, tomatoes and parsly and add to bowl. Combine this with the beans.
    5. 5
      Whisk dressing ingredients and gently add dressing to bean mixture.
    6. 6
      Add salt and pepper.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 22, 2010

      55

      Great recipe! I added 1 T. apple cider vinegar and another 1/2 cup tomatoes. This stuff is addicting, and a cheaper alternative to the Balela I buy at Trader Joe's.

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    • on March 20, 2009

      55

      I love Balela! I first got it from Trader Joes grocery. This recipe is just the same and fabulously delicious!

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    • on October 13, 2013

      Amazing!! Like other posters, I usually buy this from Trader Joe's. This is just as good, if better, and easy to make. Thanks for posting!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Middle Eastern Bean Salad With Parsley and Lemon (Balela)

    Serving Size: 1 (316 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 375.6
     
    Calories from Fat 138
    36%
    Total Fat 15.4 g
    23%
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    10%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 625.5 mg
    26%
    Total Carbohydrate 48.6 g
    16%
    Dietary Fiber 13.3 g
    53%
    Sugars 2.7 g
    11%
    Protein 13.6 g
    27%

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