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Interested in losing weight, lowering your cholesterol, upping your fibre intake, or regulating your blood sugar?

Then you'll want chickpeas on your side.

These cream-coloured, buttery beauties are packed with a wide array of nutrients that support our digestive system, leave us feeling satiated and keep our hearts happily ticking away.

Chickpeas have a unique combination of fibre, protein and complex carbohydrates, which means they keep us feeling full, slow the release of sugars into our bloodstream and move food along our digestive tracts – resulting in regularity. High-fibre foods also bind to cholesterol, toxins, chemicals and excess hormones (like estrogen), so we can sweep them out. Because we don't want that stuff in our bods, right?

Chickpeas work wonderfully in salads, and this one is incredibly summery and refreshing. It isn't very fancy, but it's got staying power, due to the protein and fibre in the chickpeas. It's easy to throw together, too, and is the perfect choice for a picnic or potluck.

You could certainly spruce things up with a few more veggies and herbs, if you've got them lying around. But why not keep it simple?

Lemony Chickpea Salad [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy FreeSoy FreeVegan

Serves

6

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped cucumber
  • Juice and zest of one lemon
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup finely chopped dill
  • ¼ tsp salt, or more to taste

Preparation

  1. Place the cooked chickpeas and chopped cucumber into a large bowl.
  2. In a smaller bowl, whisk the lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, dill and salt.
  3. Add the dressing to the chickpeas and cucumber, then mix well. Taste and add more seasonings if necessary.

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AUTHOR & RECIPE DETAILS


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Firstly, how dare you? But if I must, as a yogini, I find myself often pondering life and the cycle it follows for all of us. We're all interconnected. For example, when I see a squirrel happily scampering up a tree, a chain reaction begins in me that causes me to lose my ever loving mind. But then, you throw me a ball, and I'm like OMG! You see? Connections. Bottom line, I hold degrees in cuddling and belly rubs from UC BARKley and HOWLvard respectively, which makes me an expert in being the happiest being ever. I run a tight ship here and only offer kisses and snuggles to those that help my fellow furry-bottomed soldiers out on the field. Namaste.


 

 



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