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Chickpea Goji Berry Salad

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    Chickpea Goji Berry Salad

    Make this salad on a lazy Sunday afternoon and bring to work for weekday lunches. Dried blueberries or golden berries can replace the goji berries.

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    2/3 cup (160 mL) slivered almonds
    1 - 19 oz (532 g) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    1 - 10 oz (280 g) can mandarin orange segments, drained
    2/3 cup (160 mL) dried goji berries
    1 small red onion, diced
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 in (2.5 cm) piece fresh ginger, minced
    1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
    1 cup (250 mL) parsley, chopped
    4 oz (125 mL) feta cheese, cubed
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) apple cider vinegar
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
    Fresh ground black pepper to taste

    In dry skillet over medium heat, toast slivered almonds until golden brown, about 4 minutes, stirring often.

    Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Store in refrigerator for several hours before serving.

    Serves 4.

    Each serving contains: 467 calories; 16 g protein; 23 g total fat (6 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 53 g carbohydrates; 11 g fibre; 561 mg sodium

    Source: "Sweet Nutrition", alive #339, January 2011

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