Chickpeas are a popular component of Southwestern cooking, as is the herb cilantro. To allow time for the flavors to develop, allow this salad stand for an hour before spooning it over the lettuce leaves.

Bill Jamison and Cheryl Alters Jamison
Recipe by Cooking Light July 2008

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Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Recipe Summary

Yield:
6 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup bean mixture and 2 lettuce leaves)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine first 7 ingredients in a food processor or a blender; process until well blended. Add chicken broth; pulse until combined.

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  • Combine cucumber, radishes, celery, and chickpeas in a large bowl. Drizzle with cilantro mixture; toss to coat. Arrange lettuce leaves on a platter; spoon chickpea mixture over lettuce.

Nutrition Facts

161 calories; calories from fat 33%; fat 5.9g; saturated fat 0.8g; mono fat 3.6g; poly fat 1.2g; protein 5.4g; carbohydrates 23.2g; fiber 5g; cholesterolmg; iron 1.8mg; sodium 382mg; calcium 57mg.