Refreshing Spiced Chickpea Salad

Chickpeas are known for both their high amounts of carbohydrate and protein. As a legume, they are extremely high in fibre, 13g in just 1 cup. Remember, fibre is like a broom that sweeps your digestive tract clean, helping regulate bowel movements and maintain digestive health.  This powerhouse food is not only great for vegetarians as a high source of protein, but also for athletes or anyone looking to gain a boost of energy from it’s carbohydrates.

Naturally Nora Tips:

Pre workout: consume about 1 cup of this salad at least 1 hour prior to a strength and conditioning workout to give your muscles the fuel it needs to maximize your workout.

Post workout: consume about 1-2 cups of this salad within 1 hour after working out to replenish and repair your muscles (your muscles require both protein and carbohydrates for repair).

Appetizer: serve as a large salad at a spring or summer dinner party.

Refreshing Spiced Chickpea Salad
 
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Recipe type: Lunch or Dinner
Serves: 2 servings
What You Need
  • Salad:
  • ½ small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 cup ripe red & yellow tomatoes, halved
  • 1 can Eden Organics chickpeas, rinsed
  • Handful Fresh Mint, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup sheep feta cheese, crumbled
  • Dressing:
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup
  • ½ fresh red chilli pepper, diced
  • To taste: Sea salt & black pepper
What You Do
  1. Place olive oil, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and red chili pepper in a bowl and mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined, set aside
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add chickpeas, tomatoes, onion, feta cheese and mix well
  3. Pour dressing onto mixed salad and add chopped mint
  4. Mix well until chickpea salad is covered with dressing
  5. Allow to marinate for a little while and serve at room temperature.

 

About Nora DeBora

Nora DeBora is one of Toronto's leading Health and Wellness professionals who is certified in holistic nutrition, yoga and personal training. She specializes in digestive wellness and is passionate about educating and empowering her clients to achieve their optimal health goals.

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