Plant-based chickpea salad to help you shed weight

Plant-based chickpea salad to help you shed weight

Whether you are a vegetarian and looking for a delicious salad, you just want something healthy and filling or you want to shed weight, then this recipe is for you. 

Chickpea salad
Chickpea salad/ YouTube

Food Impromptu has shared a delicious plant-based chickpea salad. 

It is high in protein and can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner. 

Chickpeas are a great source of vitamins and minerals. 

They contain all nine essential amino acids. 

According to clevelandclinic, they help brain function and the nervous system to run smoothly. 

The salad also contains healthy spices such as  paprika, cayenne pepper, and oregano. 

It contains vegetables such as cucumber and carrots. 

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Below is the full salad from Food Impromptu: 

To prepare chickpeas:

540ml can of chickpeas (unsalted)

(home cooked chickpeas by weight will be 355g approximately, water not included)

1 to 2 tablespoon olive oil

2 teaspoons Paprika 

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon cumin

Salt to taste (for your reference I have used 1/2 teaspoon salt )

1/4 Teaspoon cayenne pepper (Optional)

1 teaspoon oregano

(Combine all the above ingredients and cook the chickpeas on medium heat by stirring often until they are coated with spices)

Vegetables for salad:

1 cup chopped cucumber (150g)

1 cup chopped red bell pepper (150g)

1 cup chopped tomato (200g)

1/2 cup chopped onion (70g)

1/2 cup shredded carrot (65g)

1/2 cup parsley or 1/4 cup cilantro 

Salad Dressing:

3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 

2 tablespoon lemon juice  or vinegar

1 tablespoon maple syrup or 2 teaspoons sugar or honey  

Salt to taste (for your reference I have used 1/2 teaspoon salt )

1/2 teaspoon black pepper 

(You can adjust the ratio of the ingredients for salad dressing to your taste). 

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