What a delightful and flavorful Veggie Chickpea Salad to be enjoyed as a side dish or main meal.
Have you ever tried Veggie Chickpea Salad
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- Packed with Nutrients
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Chickpea salad sometimes called hummus salad
- 2 cans of chickpeas, rinse off the chickpeas, and drain them
- 2 small green onions – chopped into small pieces
- ½ cucumber (sliced and halved)
- 2 tablespoons chopped basil and cilantro (did not have fresh cilantro, so I did not use it)
- 1 punnet cherry tomatoes - halved
- 2 beet, thinly sliced and then steamed
- 8 asparagus, steamed and sliced into bite-size
- 1 small handful of sun-dried tomatoes
- 1 sweet potato, sliced and steamed
- 1 red bell pepper (cut into small pieces)
- 1 green bell pepper (cut into small pieces)
Rinse the chickpeas, and let them drip dry.
Chop green onion, or use a scissor to cut it into small pieces
Slice cucumber and a half each slice
Chop basil and cilantro or use the scissors here as well
Half the cherry tomatoes
Peel the beet and slice into thin slices and steam to slightly soft, not overly
done - still need some crunch
Cut off the hard stems of the asparagus and slice into bite-size pieces and
also, steam to crunchy.
Should you prefer to use any of the additional ingredients, cut sun-dried
tomatoes into smaller pieces
Peel the Sweet potato and slice into thin slices and steam to slightly soft,
not overly done - still need some crunch
Cut the red and green peppers into slivers and then into 1/3's
You can pack layers of those ingredients you wish to use, and then toss or just
leave in layers.
Place into the fridge to cool down and till ready to use.
1 Spiralized Zucchini
1 Tbsp Tahini paste
Sea salt & pepper to taste
I added some VOO and cider vinegar when I blended the dressing, in order to
get a softer and smooth mixture.
Serve with salad.
Late this afternoon, when I wanted to use the leftover for dinner, I added some thinly sliced steamed yam (sweet potato) and extra steamed asparagus.
As for the dressing, I added some milk to make it thinner and it’s perfect, more like a dressing than a spread, which I prefer
Served with yummy single serving seed bread.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 133Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 22mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 6gSugar 6gProtein 7g
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