Equally as delicious when they’re the star of falafel and hummus or when they’re plain and right out of a can, chickpeas are one of those wonderful foods that are as versatile as they are nutritious.
Just in time for summer bar-b-ques, One Drop coach, Jaclyn, RD, CDN, CFSM, shares her recipe for the Easy Chickpea Salad, which definitely lives up to the name.
Joined by other delicious ingredients such as rainbow coleslaw, mixed greens, hummus, Greek yogurt tzatziki, and the optional addition of feta cheese, this refreshing salad is full of fiber, protein, and taste. “Fiber and protein help reduce the rise in blood sugar after a meal and keep you full longer,” explains Jaclyn. “Plus, you get a plentiful portion of other vitamins and minerals with this blend of colorful foods.”
Did we mention it’s easy to prepare? You can whip up this salad as a quick lunch or tasty side dish for dinner using all pre-made ingredients. And under 10 minutes or less! Jaclyn points out this convenience is especially helpful for people looking to incorporate more plant-based protein like chickpeas into their diet: “Chickpeas are an affordable protein and also easily accessible. Almost every grocery store carries them.”
If you’re looking to lower the sodium in the salad, Jaclyn suggests omitting feta cheese, which would take down the sodium by 160 milligrams per serving.
It’s also the perfect summer salad. Jaclyn noted that tzatziki, while providing an additional source of protein, is perfect for a hot day thanks to the cooling taste of dill and cucumber.
So, whether you’re looking for an easy lunch, dinner side plate, or a dish to bring to the summer bar-b-que, don’t miss this recipe for Easy Chickpea Salad.
Easy Chickpea Salad
Prep time: 10 minutes
Estimated Nutrition Facts (per serving)
Fat: 8g Saturated
- 2 cups mixed greens
- ½ cup rainbow coleslaw mix
- 2 tbsp hummus
- 2 tbsp Greek yogurt tzatziki
- ½ cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 tbsp feta cheese, optional
- In a medium-sized bowl, add all ingredients.
- Toss thoroughly. The dressing (hummus and tzatziki) is thick, so it will need a good mixing.
- Serve and enjoy!