Easy Chickpea Salad

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Chickpea salad is a delicious and healthy dish that is perfect for warm weather. This chickpea salad recipe is a healthy, delicious, and versatile dish that can be enjoyed as a main course or a side dish. With this simple recipe, you can make a delicious and nutritious meal in no time.

The salad is loaded with fibre, protein, and a variety of other nutrients that make it a great option for anyone looking to eat a balanced and nutritious meal. To make a chickpea salad, start by rinsing and draining a can of chickpeas. Place them in a large bowl and add diced cucumber, tomatoes, avocado and red onion.

Next, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, honey, red wine vinegar, garlic and Dijon mustard. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss everything together until it is well-coated.

If you want to add some extra flavour and texture to the salad, try adding some toasted pine nuts or croutons. You can also experiment with different herbs and spices to create your own unique flavour profile. One of the great things about chickpea salad is that it is incredibly versatile. You can serve it as a side dish with grilled chicken or fish, or you can enjoy it as a main course by adding some grilled shrimp or tofu or on its own. Overall, chickpea salad is a healthy and delicious dish that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you are looking for a quick and easy lunch or a flavorful side dish for your next barbecue, this salad is sure to please.

Ingredients:

– 2 cans of chickpeas

– 1/2 red small onion, diced

-4 small Roma tomatoes diced

-2 medium ripe avocados, diced

– 1 medium cucumber, diced

For Dressing Ingredients

– 1/4 cup of olive oil

– 1/4 cup of lemon juice

– 1 tbsp red wine vinegar

– 1 garlic clove minced

-1/2 tsp dijon mustard

-1 tbsp honey

– Salt and pepper to taste

-Feta Cheese, optional

Instructions:

1. Rinse and drain the chickpeas in a colander.

2. Mix the chickpeas, red onion, tomatoes, avocado and cucumber in a large bowl.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients.

4. Pour the dressing over the chickpea salad and toss well to coat.

5. Serve the chickpea salad immediately or refrigerate for later.

Easy Chickpea Salad

Easy chickpea salad combined with cucumbers, creamy avocados, and tomatoes, tossed into a homemade lemon dressing that's perfect as a side dish or a meal on its own
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6
Calories 239 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans chickpea
  • 1/2 small red onion sliced
  • 4 small Roma tomatoes chopped
  • 2 medium avocados ripe, diced
  • 1 medium cucumber diced

For Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese optional

Instructions
 

  • Rinse and drain the chickpeas in a colander.
  • Mix the chickpeas, red onion, tomatoes, avocado and cucumber in a large bowl.
  •  In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients.
  • Pour the dressing over the chickpea salad and toss well to coat.
  • Serve the chickpea salad immediately or refrigerate for later.

Nutrition

Calories: 239kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 3gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 88mgPotassium: 504mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 495IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chickpea, Chickpea Salad, Salad
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Variations:

– Add feta cheese or crumbled goat cheese to the salad for a creamy texture.

– Add parsley and mint with cilantro and lime juice for a Mexican twist.

– Use canned black beans instead of chickpeas for a different flavour.

 

This chickpea salad is best eaten on the same day. However, it can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. Simply cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate

Chickpeas are very healthy with a lot of benefits and a perfect way to add protein to your meal

For other salad recipes, you can also try

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Refreshing Cucumber Tomato Salad

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