recipe: easy chickpea salad

chickpea salad recipeI’m unhealthily obsessed with chickpeas (that’s not really an exaggeration – I overdosed on fiber one week and drove myself to nausea). I usually cook a can with olive oil, parsley, and garlic, but I decided to branch out this week by making a cold chickpea salad.

All you need is:

  • 1 can salted chickpeas, drained
  • Chopped tomato (just a palm full)
  • Chopped red onion (just a palm full)
  • Chopped cucumber (just a palm full)
  • Parsley, kosher salt, pepper, and basil to taste
  • Red wine vinegar, olive oil, and lemon juice to taste

Mix it all together in a bowl, taste and season away, and enjoy.

Daniel and I try to avoid processed grains and dairy, so this type of meal is exactly the type of thing that’s healthy, well-balanced, and delicious. I try to buy from local farmers when possible since it’s a bit more sustainable than buying vegetables that have been transported here from a faraway land. Organic cucumbers are also a must because they aren’t waxed like their non-organic counterparts, which means you can eat the skin (yum!).

Did you know? Chickpeas have been a part of the human diet for at least 7, 500 years!

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2 comments

  1. Yum. In summer my hubby and I live off of chickpea salads. We grow tomatoes and lots of herbs so we go out right before dinner and pick them fresh. Since we grow Japanese eggplant too I like to roast slices of it and toss it in the salad too.

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