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(1 rating)
Recipe by
Marti Green
Port Orchard, WA

Balela is on a middle-eastern style salad. This is not only healthy, but a wonderful change for a salad. You can even serve it in a wrap with chicken or fish.... or just eat it plain or as a side dish... My family loves it.. healthy and enjoy. Marti

(1 rating)
yield 6 or more
prep time 20 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For balela

  • 2 - 15oz can
    chick peas
  • 1-15oz can
    black beans
  • 1-15oz can
    tomatoes, canned italian-style and diced
  • 1/2
    chopped onion
  • 1/4 c
    minced fresh mint
  • 1/4 c
    minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/2 c
    cider vinegar
  • 1 clove
    minced garlic
  • 1 tsp
    lemon zest, grated
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make balela

  • 1
    Drain liquid from Chickpeas and black beans and pour into a bowl, then mix gently the rest of the ingredients together. Chill and serve...
  • 2
    you can serve with chicken, fish, serve in a wrap with chicken or fish or just as a side... so many ways to enjoy this dish.... cheers.....