The vibrant lemon flavor with the crunch from the celery and bells peppers, coupled with the sweetness of the tomatoes and the flavor intensity of garlic and shallot, make this a healthy and delicious salad. It takes only minutes to prepare. Have this dish in the fridge ready for when hunger pangs strike. You’ll find it satisfying and easy to make a great nutritious choice. The healthy chickpea salad recipe is light, delightful and low in fat.
1– 15oz. (425g) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained or 1.5 cups
1 Roma tomato, diced finely
½ green bell pepper, diced finely
1 stalk of celery, diced finely
1 small shallot or ½ a large, diced finely
2 Tbsp. cilantro, roughly chopped
2 small cloves garlic or 1 large, minced
2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice, approximately ½ a lemon
¼ tsp. sea salt
Add all ingredients to a large bowl, stir to combine.
Taste and add additional seasoning if desired.
*Optional – allow the salad to marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours for enhanced flavor.
With love, gratitude, and healthy vibes,