This is a very simple, light, refreshing, and colorful vegetarian salad perfect for a light lunch, afternoon snack, or to share at a party, barbecue, or any fun gathering.
Chick Peas, also known as Garbanzo Beans, is very high in protein, thus an excellent food choice for vegetarians, vegans, and great for Fat Smash Diet folks.
I prefer vinaigrette salads over the ones with mayo, and would easily choose many vegetables over some meats. This Chick Peas Vinaigrette salad is just the perfect combination for me, and you might like it as well.
This recipe is from the Fat Smash Diet book, suitable for Phase I of this program, or any time as a healthy choice salad.
Red Beets are not a very popular vegetable, but they have moved up a couple of notches during the past year.
There are many ways to use red beets, but for the Eastern European cooks, the ever famous Red Beet Borscht is one of the more popular dishes prepared from red beets. Red beets salads are very often used as a side dish with the main course meal, in many Polish and Ukrainian cuisines.
I love gardening, and especially growing my own herbs, so I have them fresh on hand to use in my cooking.
One of the herbs I enjoy in my dishes is fresh Basil.
When I found this recipe for a homemade vinaigrette, I was very excited and am sharing it here with you.
Next time you feel like having some salad, but realize you do not have any dressing you can make one of your own