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Feb 13

Chickpea Salad: Fibre, Protein, and Flavour…what more do you want?!

Chickpeas often get ignored…they’re a bit random and get relegated to hummus or sprinkled on salad BUT trust me, they make a meal. A delicious, quick, healthy meal…and one that will fill you up like you wouldn’t believe!

TWELVE whole grams of fibre (almost half of what you need daily!) plus lots of protein, healthy fat, and a host of other vitamins.

You need:

  • 1 can of chickpeas (try to find Eden Organics chickpeas at your local healthy food store for BPA-free can linings) OR 1 cup soaked chickpeas (soak in pure water overnight and rinse before using)
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 red or orange pepper
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive or flaxseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of dried dill (or 1 tablespoon fresh)…basil also works well, or even mint…and feel free to add as much as you like!
  • pepper and sea salt
  • A BIG bowl!

Ready, set…go! Watch how easy this is:

  • Wash and chop veggies, onion, and garlic
  • Add chop to bowl along with chickpeas, nuts, and herbs
  • Mix with your hands until ingredients are blended
  • Add oil and vinegar, plus pepper and salt
  • Mix again: hands or spoon, intimacy level is your call : )

That’s it!

This dish is YUM for lunch or as a side with dinner. Make double, even triple—it will last for a week or so and the longer it sits, the yummier it gets. Want to get really crazy? Soak your chickpeas overnight, drain, then let sit in a clean bowl all day…sprouts! They taste like little bursts of Spring (keep in mind, chickpeas must be organic to sprout).

Enjoy!

For more delicious and simple ideas on how to include fibre in your diet and the huge benefits you gain in doing so (lowered blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol levels, a stronger heart, plus detoxification and weight loss!) contact me for a personalized Healthy Eating Plan at Julia@authenticwellness.ca or visit this page: www.authenticwellness.ca/holistic-nutrition-and-wellness-services/

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