Balela Salad

Serves 4 to 6


Salad ingredients

1, 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

4 ounces black beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 cup Roma tomatoes, chopped

1/2 cup red onion, diced

1/3 cup Italian parsley, minced

2 tablespoons mint, minced


Dressing ingredients

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon ground sumac

2 cloves garlic, minced

Black pepper and sea salt to taste

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


Mix together salad ingredients in a medium bowl. To make the dressing, which together all ingredients except the olive oil. Whisk in the olive oil. Once blended, pour over the salad ingredients and stir well to fully incorporate. Refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight before serving.

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