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Middle Eastern Bean Salad
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Middle Eastern Bean Salad - Balela

This refreshing and healthy, vegan bean salad - Balela, inspired by Middle East is made with different beans, greens, fresh veggies, olive oil and Arabic spices.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Middle East
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Making Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 84kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas you can also use 2 cups of home cooked chickpeas
  • 1 can kidney beans you can also use 2 cups of home-cooked kidney beans
  • 1 cucumber Preferably Persian cucumber
  • 1 medium sized tomato
  • 1 medium sized red onion
  • 1 bell pepper any color is fine
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves roughly chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves grated
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tbsp sumac
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt as per taste

Instructions

  • Finely chop all the vegetables.
  • In a bowl mix the beans, chopped vegetables, herbs, garlic, spices,and salt.
  • Drizzle some olive oil. Mix and enjoy your healthy treat!

Nutrition

Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1654IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg