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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

A couple of nights ago we had grilled steaks.  I would've loved a pasta salad, but this option was high in fiber, high in protein, considered good carbs, and low in fat.  It is very similar in idea as one of my favorite salads, Orzo Greek Salad, so it was a must-try.

The salad turned out nice and surprisingly Chrsitian ate almost all of his chick salad.  I say 'surprisingly' because chickpeas is not something we normally eat a lot of.  I feared that he would screw his nose up at it, but he didn't.  Alex, on the other hand is a different story.  He continues to be picky about almost everything. 

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad 1    can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed in water
1/8 cup Parsley, chopped
1/2 cup Red Bell Pepper, diced
1/2 cup Tomato
1/2 cup Black Olives, sliced
1/4 cup Red Onion, diced
1/4 cup Feta, crumbled
      Kraft Greek-Feta Salad Dressing to taste

1.  Combine chickpeas, parsley, red bell pepper, tomato, black olives, red onion and feta.
2.  Add dressing…

Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Salsa

The weather is finally starting to warm up and we just filled the propane tank to start our grilling season.  I am always looking for new salmon recipes and this one really caught my eye.  Grilled salmon and fresh fruit salsa... oh yeah!  I've made many salsas before, but this is my first time using strawberries and kiwi.  I love to try to plan our meals around what we already have.  I had already stock piled on kiwi that we didn't seem to be eating as quickly as usual so this was an ideal way to use them.  And I had everything else on hand except for the fresh strawberries so it was an extremely short grocery list.

This recipe was pretty easy to make, especially seeming that my dear hubby is my grill master!  It took me about 10 minutes to dice up the ingredients for the salsa and whisk up the glaze while my grill master took care of the red onion and salmon.  The grill master and Christian were my salsa taste testers.  We collectively agreed that the lime was a little too o…