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Chopped Greens and Chickpea Salad

 

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Chopped Greens and Chickpea Salad

 

The star of today’s salad is “Chickpeas” which are:

  • An ideal vegetarian protein
  • Loaded with fiber for improved digestion
  • Stabilize blood sugar
  • Give you an iron boost and antioxidant effect
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Excellent for weight loss since they keep you full for long

 

Ingredients 

Spring onions| 4 white and green parts, thinly sliced

Medium tomatoes| 2, diced

Can chickpeas|½ can rinsed and drained (or boil chickpeas for home-made option)

Parsley|½ cup chopped parsley leaves

Mint|½ cup chopped mint leaves

Basil|½ cup chopped basil leaves

 

Dressing 

Lemon| ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (4 lemons)

Garlic| 1 tbsp. mince garlic (3 cloves)

Sea salt|2 tsp

Black pepper |1 tbsp.

Olive oil|½ cup

 

Directions

1. Place the onions, tomatoes, cucumber, chickpeas, parsley, mint, and basil in a large salad bowl and toss to combine.

 

2. In a small bowl, mix together the lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper.

 

3. Slowly add in the olive oil while stirring.

 

4. Pour the dressing over the salad, tossing gently to coat all the vegetables.

 

5. Add the olives or feta, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss.

 

6. Pour the remaining salad dressing in an air-tight glass container and store in the fridge for future use.

 

Healthytude Tip: Add black olives or crumbled feta cheese or serve as a side to grilled chicken or fish.

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