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Monday, January 10, 2011

Grecian Salad

Today's trip to the grocery store was interesting. It had to do with a puzzling lack of garbanzo beans. Despite several rows of pinto and black-eyed, the actual bean that I needed decided to play hide and seek.

I finally found the three sole cans sequesterd in the Mexican cooking section. What they were doing there, I have no idea. All I know is that for a good ten minutes I thought I was leaving garbanzo-less. And any good person knows not to mess with my garbanzos.

Especially when I have very special plans for them.

Grecian Salad


1 cucumber
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup kalamata olives, chopped
1/2 cup garbanzo beans
1/4 cup feta cheese
basil-balsamic vinaigrette


Slice the cucumber and chop the slices into quarters. Put in a bowl and add the halved cherry tomatoes. Next, add the olives, beans, and vinaigrette. Toss carefully. Sprinkle on cheese and serve.


  1. Garbanzo beans are one of the few (and I mean few) things I have in my cupboard at all times. That and chocolate.

    Love this recipe! So easy and accessible.

  2. That is a perfect salad! I don't know why food hides like that. They know they are going to end up in a good place!

  3. Looks delish! My grocery store was out of garb. beans last week and I was flipping-how is that so?! I bought big daddy butter beans and pretended I was ok with it!

  4. YUM!! Sounds delish!! I hate having to look for certain ingredients at the store sometimes! The organization of grocery stores doesn't always seem the most practical!

  5. Here in Suite 106 listening to your Dad rave about your salad. Sure looks good

  6. Agreed with anonymous! ;) Your dad said it was excellent. Keep up the good work!