Easy Chickpea Salad

July 14, 2022
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Chickpea Salad is a complete meal that is low in fat, high in protein, and incredibly delicious! A super healthy salad that's very satisfying and... fun!

This delicious Chickpea Cheese Salad is made with chickpeas, the main food source of Mediterranean cuisine, as well as fresh vegetables, herbs, and cheese, is perfect for lunch or dinner.

Try this salad recipe to prepare a practical and satisfying meal. Enrich this wonderful side dish that you can prepare in advance with grains such as quinoa and couscous.

This salad can be a nutritious meal for those who pay attention to their form and fitness. You can prepare it in 5 minutes, a salad recipe with fresh greens awaits you. A delicious meal for any season. Bon Appetit!

Taste Score: %86
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 5 mins
Cooking 0 mins
Total 5 mins

Tips

  • You can boil the dried chickpeas yourself or use ready-made canned chickpeas. If using canned chickpeas, drain the water before adding it to the salad.
  • Chop the ingredients into equal sizes.
  • Add vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, or bell peppers to add color and texture.
  • You can add foods high in protein such as quinoa or beans.
  • To make bean salad, you can use beans instead of chickpeas.
  • Use fresh lemon juice.
  • Add cheese to add a creamy texture to the salad. You can use feta cheese, goat cheese, or your favorite kind of cheese.
  • Taste the salad before adding salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
  • Use fresh herbs such as parsley, mint, and dill.
  • You can add a creamy texture to the salad with sliced avocado.
  • You can add spices to the salad with pickles or hot sauce.
  • You can have this salad with crackers to enrich your meal.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Chop the red onion into cubes and then put it in a small bowl.
  2. Mix the olive oil, salt and lemon juice into the bowl according to your taste and rest it on the side.
  3. Rinse and drain the chickpeas and put them in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add boiled chickpeas to the bowl, and roughly crushed white cheese.
  5. Then finely chop 6 sprigs of fresh mint, and red basil to add flavor and add to the bowl and mix.
  6. While mixing, be careful not to crush chickpeas and feta cheese.
  7. Chop the green tomato into small apple slices and place it on the salad bowl.
  8. Pour the salad dressing on top and enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Chickpea Salad with Cheese
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories545
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 19 mg6.3%
Sodium 307 mg13.3%
Potassium 1073 mg22.8%
Protein 23.6 g47.2%
Total Fat 21.3 g27.3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Are The Benefits of Chickpeas?

The chickpea, which is the favorite of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, is a complete source of protein, fiber and carbohydrates. It has endless benefits for your health. With its high fiber content, it helps regulate digestion and blood sugar, maintains insulin and blood sugar at normal levels, prevents the development of diabetes, reduces the risk of heart diseases. Thanks to its richness in iron, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc and copper, it is considered one of the important nutrients for bone health. It is very difficult to get selenium naturally from fruits and vegetables because it does not exist naturally in them, but chickpeas appear as a legume rich in this mineral as well. Thanks to selenium, it provides regular functioning of thyroid hormone, regulation of liver enzymes, helps detoxification of cancer-causing toxins.

How To Make Vegan Chickpea Salad?

You can easily make this recipe suitable for a vegan diet. Use vegan cheese instead of feta cheese. To add a creamy texture to the recipe, use avocado.

What To Serve with Chickpea Salad?

Chickpea salad is an easy and healthy salad to make. Packed with protein, this recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner.

Chickpea and cheese salad can be served alone. It also goes well as a side dish with grilled meat, steamed vegetables, and appetizers.

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How To Store Chickpea Salad?

It is best to consume this chickpea cheese salad fresh. Vegetables such as tomatoes and cucumbers may release their juices. However, you can store this recipe in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several days.

This salad can be made ahead of time. If you want to make it ahead of time, add ingredients such as tomatoes and cucumbers just before serving the salad. Otherwise, the chickpeas may get wet.

Recipe byPetite Gourmets

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