Balela Salad is a light and healthy salad mixing chickpeas, black beans, tomatoes, onion and parsley topped with a lemony sumac dressing with a hint of spice. This works great as lunch, as a side to dinner or topping to your pita, rice bowls or alongside grilled chicken or seafood.
I have kept this Balela Salad recipe in the back of my mind for a while now and am excited to finally sharing it with you guys. This is the kind of recipe that I love. While these types of recipes are easy, they are what I eat day in and day out. I love a fresh, healthy, clean salad and I hope you guys do too. I love healthy salads like this Lebanese Salad, a good fattoush or a big bowl of tabbouleh.
Growing up in a Lebanese family we always had fresh salads on our table. Whether it was a salad mixing chickpeas and vegetables, greens and vegetables or a gain based salad, they have always been a part of our meals. Mediterranean salads are so customizable and versatile, a winning combination.