Lemony Chickpea Salad

Notes: This salad can be a perfect side to some dishes (such as grilled lemon garlic chicken) or provided as a main since the chickpeas are a good source of protein. Whether you are a vegetarian or not, I find this salad to be very filling and satisfying.

1 Tablespoon fresh parsley,chopped
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 Small clove garlic, minced
A pinch crushed red pepper (optional)
1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

In a medium bowl whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, parsley and red pepper. Toss in the chickpeas, cover.

Allow to marinate for about 30 minutes at room temperature.

Serves 4.