Mediterranean Zucchini and Chickpea Salad

Mediterranean Zucchini and Chickpea Salad Recipe By:ChristineM “Chopped zucchini, chickpeas, tomatoes, and fresh basil in a light balsamic dressing. Or you can use red wine vinegar! Makes a great side dish or light lunch. Not necessary, but best if chilled at least a couple hours to let flavors blend.” Ingredients 2 cups diced zucchini 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 cup halved grape tomatoes 3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion (such as Vidalia(R)) 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/2 cup chopped Kalamata olives 1/3 cup olive oil 1/3 cup packed fresh basil … Continue reading Mediterranean Zucchini and Chickpea Salad

5-Minute Olive Hummus

5-Minute Olive Hummus Ingredients 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained 1/3 cup pimento-stuffed Manzanilla olives 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste Directions Blend garbanzo beans, olives, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, basil, parsley, salt, and black pepper in a food processor or blender until smooth. Continue reading 5-Minute Olive Hummus