As a mommy, you must have hardly got the time to keep your diet and routine in check. Throughout the day you look after your baby and cater to their needs. By evening you have to rush to the kitchen and prepare a wholesome meal for the entire family. You tend to miss out on the crucial nutrients while trying to keep up with the daily routine. If you’re wondering of eating something healthy, then chickpea salad is your new lunch bestie! Chickpea salad is one of the most recommended healthy salads. It is rich in proteins, fibres, iron, vitamins, minerals and it gives you the energy to deal with your stressful days.
Here’s how you can make chickpea salad at home:
For the salad:
-1 cup of chickpeas, rinsed boiled and drained
-1 red bell pepper, chopped-1 green bell pepper, chopped
-1/2 small red onion, chopped
-2 tomatoes, halved (about 1 cup)
-1 medium cucumber, sliced and quartered
-1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
-4 oz feta cheese, crumbled or cut into 1/2 inch cubes
For the dressing:
-1 teaspoon dried oregano
-freshly ground salt and pepper, to taste
-1 tbsp olive oil
-2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-Put all the salad ingredients into a large bowl and toss them together.
-In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and oregano.
-Pour this dressing onto the salad and toss it thoroughly again. Taste the salad and add salt and pepper as per your taste.
-Your salad is ready to be served immediately!
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