My go-to heart-healthy lunch is this chickpea salad … It is chickpeas, chopped onions, carrots and celery with added mustard/mayo dressing—delicious! Chickpeas are full of nutrition but only a few calories and packed with fiber and protein. They are another superfood that also may be one of the most environmentally friendly legumes. Other ways you might enjoy your chickpeas are in Middle Eastern foods such as hummus or falafel.
Place a scoop of chickpea salad over a bed of lettuce and garnish with cherry tomatoes and avocados (as photographed) OR take a scoop of chickpea salad and put it over half of an avocado (lower calories and less fat!). Chickpea salad is easy to prepare and full of protein and fiber.
For more healthy eating tips, be sure to read The Power of 5: The Ultimate Formula. Our insight about Sweets will help you make healthier choices with your food.
To healthy eating and a healthy heart! ❤️
P.S. Remember to follow me in the Power of 5 Test Kitchen and join in the happenings!
- Like our Facebook Page
- Follow us on Instagram: @powerof5testkitchen and @drdavidbernstein
- Tag two of your friends to share this post!
- Food Processor
- Sharp cutting knife
- 1 can organic garbanzo beans/chickpeas
- 2 stalks celery Chopped finely.
- 1 medium carrot or shredded carrots About 1/4 cup.
- small onion Chopped finely.
- 1 tsp. spicy brown mustard Or to taste.
- 2 Tbsp. avocado mayonnaise Regular or vegan.
- salt and pepper
- Put the well-rinsed chickpeas and chopped vegetables into a food processor. Pulse a few times to combine, but do not over blend.
- If you don't have a food processor, you can use a mixer, Magic Bullet blender, or mortar and pestle, or you can chop all veggies and chickpeas together until they are combined.
- In a separate mixing bowl, mix mustard, mayonnaise and seasonings. Add more of one condiment than the other based on your preference. I love mustard, so my chickpea salad is heavy on the spicy brown stuff!
- Add dressing to the chickpea and veggie mixture and stir until well-blended. Serve on a bed of lettuce with added veggies or half of a pitted avocado!