Healthy Chickpea Salad Recipe

Healthy Chickpea Salad Recipe

2021-01-10
4.5 Stars (11 Voters)
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This healthy chickpea salad is easy to make and full of flavor! This fresh salad is packed with proteins, low in carbs, keto friendly and perfect for weight loss. It takes only 10-15 minutes to make this chickpea salad and no cooking requires. Great salad for every time of year.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
6
PREP TIME
10 Minutes
WORK TIME
10 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
World
INGREDIENTS

    For the salad:

    • 2 cans (580g) Chickpeas, drained
    • 1 large Cucumber, diced
    • 8 Cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
    • 1/2 Red onion, sliced
    • 1/4 Bell pepper, diced
    • 3/4 cup (90g) Feta cheese, crumbled
    • 2 tablespoons Coriander, chopped

    For the dressing:

    • 1/4 cup (60ml) Lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) Extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • Salt to taste
    • Pepper to taste
    • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin
DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large bowl, place all salad ingredients.
  2. Make the dressing: In a small bowl whisk lemon juice, olive oil, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper and cumin.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad, mix well and serve!

 

CAN WE MAKE THIS CHICKPEA SALAD VEGAN?

Yes! You easily can make this chickpea salad vegan by removing the cheese from the recipe. The cheese gives a nice flavor to the salad, but even without the cheese the salad will taste great.

WHAT KIND OF CHEESE CAN WE USE INSTEAD OF FETA CHEESE?

Basically, you can use almost any hard cheese that you like. Here's my favorites: goat cheese, blue cheese, parmesan shavings and more.

CAN WE USE RAW CHICKPEAS INSTEAD OF CANNED?

If you want to use raw chickpeas, you need to follow these steps: place the chickpeas in a large bowl, cover them with cold water and let soak in the fridge overnight, then rinse soaked chickpeas under cold water, place in a large pot, cover with water and cook until soft. As you see, this process takes time, canned chickpeas are much easier to use and they are pretty chip as well.

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