These creamy little legumes are a vegetarian gem! Chickpeas are a great source of protein if you happen to be a vegetarian or if, like me, opt to not eat meat 1-2 days a week to give your digestive system a little break. Speaking of digestion, chickpeas are loaded with fiber - particularly insoluble fiber - helping to support & aid in healthy digestion & elimination as well as stabilize your blood sugar. In addition to their fabulous protein & fiber content, chickpeas are loaded with a multitude of vitamins, minerals & phytonutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, beta-carotene & manganese to nourish your body & give you tons of energy.
- organic chickpeas. 2 cans (rinsed thoroughly)
- juice of 1 lemon
- EVOO. 2 tablespoons
- garlic. 5 small cloves, crushed
- sea salt. couple pinches
- red pepper flakes. to taste
Generously mix all your ingredients with your chickpeas and voilà your salad is ready! So simple, right!? This is such a healthy staple to keep in the fridge. For me, this makes for a so-healthy & easy snack to take with me on-the-go or to add on top of greens to make for a yummy mixed salad.
Originally posted at: http://www.laurenschwaiger.com/blog/lemony-chickpea-salad-w-garlic-red-pepper