Lemon Garbanzo Salad with Feta

Beans are an amazing source of plant-based protein and carbohydrates. Whole-grain bulgur wheat is loaded with hunger-fighting fiber. Feta cheese adds calcium for strong bones. Make a large batch of this light and refreshing salad in the beginning of the week and you’ll have a great post-workout meal that’s ready when you are.


1/2 cup boiling water
1/3 cup uncooked bulgur
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
1/3 cup canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons chopped peeled cucumber
2 tablespoons chopped celery
2 tablespoons diced red onion
1 1/2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
2 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil
1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Combine 1/2 cup boiling water, bulgur, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a medium bowl. Let mixture stand for 15 minutes. Add chickpeas, cucumber, celery, diced red onion, 1 1/2 tablespoons feta cheese, and dill; toss gently to combine.

Combine 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle over bulgur mixture, and toss gently to coat. Cover and chill.

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