When I got home from a doctor’s appointment and the grocery store today, the chicken legs I bought on sale sounded so good I baked off 4 of them for lunch. Needed something green to have with them and decided my fresh bunch of parsley and cut cucumber in the fridge would make a nice Middle Eastern salad. Had a can of chick peas in the pantry and added a few of those to make this salad a bit more substantial. DELICIOUS!
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1 c. parsley, chopped
½ c. cucumber, chopped
½ c. canned chick peas, drained
1 T. fresh lemon juice
1 clove minced garlic
1 T. green onion, chopped fine
3 T. extra virgin olive oil
½ c. finely diced tomato
1/8 tsp. each sea salt and coarse black pepper
DIRECTIONS: Chop vegetables and place in medium decorative serving bowl. Add all remaining ingredients and stir to mix well. Serve at once with your desired meat.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 4 servings each containing:
138 cals, 10.7g fat, 9.65g carbs, 2.3g fiber, 7.35g NET CARBS, 2.32 g protein, 188 mg sodium