5 cups cooked garbanzo beans (chickpeas) -- if using canned beans, drain and rinse
1 red (Spanish) onion, finely chopped
2/3 cup pitted black olives, chopped
1/2 cup chopped parsley
2 tomatoes, finely diced
For Basil Vinaigrette:
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped basil leaves
TO MAKE SALAD: Combine all salad ingredients in a bowl.
TO MAKE BASIL VINAIGRETTE: Combine garlic, mustard, vinegar and pepper in a bowl. Whisk well, then add oil in a slow stream. Whisk constantly until mixture thickens. Stir in the basil. Gently toss dressing with salad.