Tuesday, April 14, 2009
You say tomato, I say tomato salad!
Here’s a light and colorful side dish that complements everything from grilled meats to burgers or sandwiches. It can also stand alone for a satisfying lunch. And it's a perfect dish for an outdoor party buffet table or potluck as it won’t lose its appeal on a warm day.
TOMATO, RED ONION AND GARBANZO BEAN SALAD
1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 box cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 can pitted black olives, drained (optional)
1-1/2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1-1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
Combine garbanzo beans, sliced red onion, sliced tomatoes, feta cheese and black olives in a bowl. Pour dressing over all and toss gently. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
I didn't add the olives because I didn't want the extra salt and calories but they do add a lot of flavor and color to this salad.