Marinated Pepper Salad with Garbanzos, Olives, and Feta
I changed Erin’s recipe just a bit and then used the peppers and left-over marinade to make this wonderful salad, which tasted like the best antipasto salad you’ve ever tasted. I used Parmesan when I first made this back in 2006, but now I am sold on crumbled Feta cheese with this combination. The marinated peppers would also be great just to keep in the fridge to add to any type of green salad.
I always have Sweet Mini-Peppers in the fridge, so I used them instead of bell peppers.
Put the peppers in a small Ziploc bag and marinate them overnight in the fridge.
Whisk together some olive oil and a little bit of the marinating liquid to make the dressing for the salad.
Rinse one can of garbanzo beans, and let them drain well.
While the beans drain, cut olives in half and mix them with the drained beans.
Then stir in the drained peppers and desired amount of dressing.
Salad with Marinated Peppers, Garbanzos, and Olives
(Makes 4 servings, recipe inspired by Marinated Peppers from Erin Eats.)
Ingredients for Marinated Peppers:
3 cups sliced sweet mini-peppers (or used diced bell peppers)
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
2 T olive oil
3 large cloves garlic, sliced
1 tsp. Vege-Sal (or use 1/2 tsp. salt)
1/2 tsp. coarse ground black pepper
Instructions for Marinated Peppers:
Cut peppers into rings, cutting towards stem end and discarding stems and seeds. (I used a combination of red, yellow, and orange peppers.) Put peppers into Ziploc bag. Combine vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt or Vege-sal, and pepper and pour over peppers. Allow to marinate in refrigerator 24 hours, turning occasionally.
Ingredients for Salad:
1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas) rinsed and drained well
1 can black olives, drained well and cut in half lengthwise
1 T olive oil
1-2 T marinade from peppers (to taste)
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan or feta cheese
Instructions for Salad:
This will keep in the refrigerator for a day or two, although I would add the cheese right before you serve it.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
With the garbanzo beans this salad would be too high in carbs for a traditional low-carb diet, but it’s a great dish for any phase of the South Beach Diet. You could add diced chicken to make it a main dish salad if desired.
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Kalyn’s Favorite Antipasto Salad from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Summer Chopped Salad with Garbanzo Beans from Mountain Mama Cooks
Tapas Salad with Grilled Bell Pepper, Olives, and Capers from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas, Kalamata Olives, and Mint from Cookin’ Canuck
Chopped Greek-Style Salad with Red, Yellow, and Orange Bell Peppers from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Lemon Drizzled Chickpea and Sweet Pepper Arugula Salad from Picky Palate
Garbanzo Salad with Olives and Herbs from Kalyn’s Kitchen