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Grilled Red Pepper & Chickpea Salad

Grilled Red Pepper & Chickpea Salad
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Grilled Red Pepper & Chickpea Salad

Prep: 15 minutes
Grill: 8 minutes • Serves: 4

2 medium red bell peppers, sliced into 1-inch strips
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 can (15 ounces) low sodium chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. In medium bowl, toss bell peppers and 1 tablespoon oil; place on hot grill rack. Cover and cook bell peppers 8 minutes or until lightly charred, turning once; transfer to cutting board. Cool bell peppers slightly; cut into 1-inch squares.

2. In medium bowl, toss chickpeas, mint, cheese, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, cumin, bell peppers and remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Makes about 3 cups.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (3/4 cup):
228 Calories, 13g Fat (4g Saturated), 17mg Cholesterol, 577mg Sodium,
20g Carbohydrates, 7g Fiber, 6g Sugars, 9g Protein

Dietitian’s Dish Tip(s):
> Chickpeas are high in fiber and protein, making them an excellent alternative to meat in vegetarian and vegan meals. Their fiber aids digestion and heart health.

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