This CHICKPEA MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE SALAD is a one-bowl salad recipe which has all the vitamins, minerals, proteins, and healthy fats altogether. The star of the recipe is chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans which are a good source of protein, carbohydrates, and fiber. It is widely used for Mediterranean and middle Eastern food and is popular for its known health benefits from improving heart health, to preventing constipation, and reducing inflammation and cholesterol. Chickpeas are also the key ingredient in making hummus, which is a healthy dip or dressing option.
You can also add more vegetables into this salad such as cucumbers, olives, and some seeds like sunflower or pumpkin seeds too. You can never go wrong with this delicious, easy-to-make recipe! This can be a meal by itself or the perfect side dish and paired with healthy proteins such as grilled fish, or roasted chicken. Prep this on a weekend and store in airtight container and put in the fridge for a quick lunch or dinner on busy days. So mommas, I hear you if you say that you don’t have time to prep healthy meals every single day! Which is why this is one of my go-to salad recipes of all time.
3 celery stalks
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 medium red capsicum
1 medium red onion
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
juice of half lemon
salt & pepper
CHOP all the vegetables, nuts and cranberries and put into a large bowl.
MIX the dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk. Or you can also put everything in a small jar with a lid and shake it until it’s well combined.
POUR the dressing into the vegetables and stir until well combined. Serve fresh and enjoy!
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