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Summer Chickpea Salad

VIEWS 2303

Energy (kcal) - 175

Protein (g) - 9.6

Carbohydrate (g) - 17.6

Fat (g) - 5.3

Khyati's Health-O-Meter Says:

Chickpeas are low in GI, high in protein and fiber too. It also helps to lower LDL cholesterol (bad) and has a great satiety value too. Feta cheese contains nearly 140 mg. of calcium, making it one of the best dietary sources of calcium. Calcium is an essential component to the development and health of your body bones and tooth enamel. Enjoy all of the health benefits in this healthy, tasty and easy to make salad recipe.

INGREDIENTS:
  • Chickpeas - 30 gm
  • Red onion - 1/2 small
  • Tomatoes - 2 small
  • Fresh red chillies , deseeded - 1 no.
  • Fresh mint, chopped - 1 tbsp
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper - to taste
  • Feta cheese (crumbled) - 10 gm
  • Olive oil - 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1 First of all, finely slice your red onion. Once that's done, finely slice your chilies then roughly chop your tomatoes, mixing them in with the onion and chilies.  Step 2 Scrape all of this into a bowl and dress with the juice of a lemon and good ulive oil. Season to taste.  Step 3 Heat the chickpeas in a pan, then add 90 percent of them to the bowl. Mush up the remaining chickpeas and adding these as well they will give a nice creamy consistency. Allow to marinate for a little while and serve at room temperature. Step 4 Just as you're ready to serve, give the salad a final dress with the fresh mint and basil. Taste one last time for seasoning, you may want to add the juice from your remaining lemon half at this point. Place on a nice serving dish and crumble over the feta cheese.

Summer Chickpea Salad - BY KHYATI RUPANI

10 FEB 2018
VIEWS 2303

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