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Chopped Antipasto Salad With Toasted Garbanzo Beans

Toasting the garbanzo beans makes them crunchier and more flavorful. Cheese can be added, if you wish. Be sure to dice all antipasto ingredients the same size.

Type: Vegetables
Courses: Salads
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1   Garbanzo beans - (15 oz)
1   Marinated artichokes - (6 1/2 oz)
4 tablespoons 60mlOlive oil
2 tablespoons 30mlCelery stalks - cut 1/2" dice (large)
1 tablespoon 15mlRed onion - cut 1/2" dice (small)
1 tablespoon 15mlRed bell pepper - cut 1/2" dice (large)
8   Kalamata olives - pitted, sliced
3 tablespoons 45mlRed wine vinegar
3 tablespoons 45mlBalsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon 5mlDried oregano
1 teaspoon 5mlMinced garlic
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
4 cups 160g / 5.6ozRomaine leaves torn bite-size - chilled, crisped
2 tablespoons 30mlMinced parsley - (optional)
12   Genoa salami - (paper-thin)

Recipe Instructions

Rinse and drain garbanzo beans and blot dry with paper towels. Cut artichokes into 1/4-inch-thick slices and reserve liquid. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in nonstick skillet over high heat. Add garbanzo beans and cook, shaking pan often, until browned, about 7 minutes.

Combine garbanzo beans, artichokes and their liquid, 2 tablespoons olive oil, celery, onion, bell pepper, olives, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper to taste in 2-quart bowl and toss until well mixed. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed. Let rest at room temperature up to 4 hours.

Toss vegetables. Combine romaine and vegetables and toss. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, remaining 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar and remaining 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar and toss again until well mixed.

Mound salad on platter. Sprinkle with parsley if desired and garnish with salami slices.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

Each serving: 466 calories; 980 mg sodium; 11 mg cholesterol; 35 grams fat; 35 grams carbohydrates; 10 grams protein; 2.48 grams fiber.

The Los Angeles Times, 04-26-2000


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