Avocado, Garbanzo and Feta Salad with Lime Dressing


IMG_1001Hi there–  Sometimes in the summer, it’s easier to “gather” dinner than to do much full on cooking.  So last night we had a picnic dinner– a board with a couple cheeses, salami, ham, olives, sliced tomatoes with balsamic dressing, fruit and a crunchy loaf of bread to sop it all up,  and– this little salad, rich and so full of flavor– creamy avocados, smooth garbanzos with the bright lime dressing.  Pretty darn good.

AVOCADO, GARBANZO AND FETA SALAD
2  14 oz. can garbanzo beans, drained & rinsed
3 large avocados, cut in smallish chunks
1/2 cup crumbled feta –with garlic & herbs|
1 lime, juiced  (about 3 tab. juice)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
few grinds of fresh black pepper
2 tsp. seedy mustard

Stir together the garbanzos, avocado and feta.

Then in a container with a tight fitting lid, shake together the lime juice, oil, salt, sugar, pepper and mustard until it’s well blended.

Pour the lime juice dressing over the garbanzo mixture and stir it up.  You can serve it at room temperature, as is, but it benefits from a little chilling in the fridge.  Delicious!

P.S.  If you have a loaf of sturdy bread on the table, sopping up the extra lime dressing with a hunk of bread is heartily recommended!

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