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Mediterranean Salad

This is one of the most refreshing summer salads, especially when tomatoes and cucumbers are in season.

Mediterranean Salad Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes; chilling time: 15 minutes

2 cups chopped fresh tomato (cut out excess flesh if pulpy)
2 cups peeled chopped cucumber, seeds removed (cut lengthwise and scoop out seeds)
cup finely minced onion
2 clove finely minced garlic
1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
3 TBS fresh lemon juice
2 TBS chopped fresh mint
2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
salt & cracked black pepper to taste
1 head romaine lettuce, use tender whole leaves for bed


  1. Mix all ingredients together and chill. This is best if it chills for at least 15 minutes. Serve on bed of lettuce.

    Serves 4

    Healthy Cooking Tips:

    Nutritional Profile

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    Mediterranean Salad
    1.00 serving
    200.03 calories
    Nutrient Amount %DV Nutrient
    World's Healthiest
    Foods Rating
    molybdenum 67.33 mcg 89.8 8.1 excellent
    vitamin C 41.22 mg 68.7 6.2 very good
    manganese 1.05 mg 52.5 4.7 very good
    vitamin A 2154.11 IU 43.1 3.9 very good
    folate 157.54 mcg 39.4 3.5 very good
    vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 0.56 mg 28.0 2.5 good
    dietary fiber 6.39 g 25.6 2.3 good
    tryptophan 0.06 g 18.8 1.7 good
    potassium 650.69 mg 18.6 1.7 good
    World's Healthiest
    Foods Rating
    excellent DV>=75% OR Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
    very good DV>=50% OR Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
    good DV>=25% OR Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

    In Depth Nutritional Profile for Mediterranean Salad

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