This olive and lemon chickpea salad is full of plant-based protein and can be served, hot or cold, on its own or over a bed of greens. Truly a delight for your tastebuds!
Here are some of the plant-based benefits:
As the main ingredient, chickpeas provide a hefty 12.5 grams of fiber — yes, that’s 50% of your daily value! — and also a whopping 14.5 grams of protein. This makes them both filling and satisfying.
Not only do marinated olives lend a mild salty flavor, but they also contain lots of healthy fats and antioxidants.
Lemon is a refreshing source of Vitamin C and phytochemicals called limonoids. These compounds have been shown to help fight cancers of the mouth, skin, lung, breast, stomach, and colon.
Check out this chickpea salad recipe below:
Olive and Lemon Chickpea Salad
Yield 2 servings
1 1/2 cups chickpeas (1 can)
1/2 cup olives sliced
1/2 cup celery sliced thin
1/2 cup bell peppers diced
1 green onion white and green part, sliced thin
1 cup parsley chopped
1 tsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
pink salt to taste
black pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a medium-size bowl and toss well, until fully mixed. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
For olives, I like to use a mix of Kalamata and green olives. You can use one, both, or any combo of your favorite olives.
Get a printable version of the recipe here.
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