MEDITERRANEAN CHICKPEA SALAD

MEDITERRANEAN CHICKPEA SALAD

Fresh with a little kick, this salad is sure to brighten your day! Serve it as a side or have it as your main. Chickpeas are an excellent source of protein– just one cup makes up 1/3 your daily protein needs, and they can reduce your blood sugar! 

INGREDIENTS

2 15-oz cans chickpeas
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 large tomatoes
4 persian cucumbers
1 yellow bell peper
1/2 medium red onion
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
1/2 cup minced fresh mint
1/2 tsp pepper

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Drain the chick peas
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas with the lemon juice, olive oil, paprika, and salt. Stir to combine. Cover the bowl and transfer to the fridge to let marinate for at least 15 mins. 
  3. While the chickpeas marinate, dice the vegetables and chop the fresh herbs.
  4. Add the chopped vegetables and herbs to the marinated chickpeas and toss to combine. Taste for seasoning and add additional salt, pepper, or lemon juice if needed.
  5. Serve immediately with fresh pita.

 

Recipe from Our Salty Kitchen.

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