Chickpea Tabbouleh: 5 Minute Dinners

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Tabbouleh is a classic Middle Eastern dish made with chopped veggies, herbs, olive oil, lemon juice, and usually a starch like bulgur or couscous. For our recipe, we swapped in another favorite from the region: chickpeas. Because they’re packed with protein, this works great either as a side dish for grilled meats or as a vegetarian main course.

Chickpea Tabbouleh

Serves 4 as a main dish or 6 as a side
2 15.5-oz. cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 medium cucumber, chopped
2 tbsp. lemon juice
⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 ½ cups parsley leaves
½ cup mint leaves
Pita bread, for serving (optional)
In a large bowl, add chickpeas, tomatoes and cucumber. In a food processor, add remaining ingredients, season generously with salt and pepper and pulse until smooth. Toss dressing with chickpea mixture and serve with warm pita bread, if desired.

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